Finer Points | Habitat
A blog regarding one man's lifelong interest in dogs, and the birds at which they point...
upland, upland hunting, hunting, birddog, gundog, grouse, woodcock, pheasant
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The Swim

For the hunter, fall is the island and the rest of the year is the swim. - Charles Fergus Everyone loves the warm days of summer. Unless you’re a bird dog. Or a bird dog owner. Keeping a high-energy dog (or two, in our case) conditioned and mentally...

Autumn Olives and Dogwood Berries

A dog is only as good as the habitat in which he hunts." Justin McGrail, West Michigan Professional Hunting Dog Trainer The day began as a crisp and dewy precursor to the eminent transition from summer to fall. We struggled through the thick undergrowth, dew rolling off...

Sleepy Hollow

Kay, Stranger, Kozy and I went for a morning trail ride today at Sleepy Hollow State Park. The conditions were just about perfect for mid-November...

Training The Trainer

Given my lack of experience with upland hunting, and concern for properly training Elsa, I began searching for a trainer. I settled on Pine Hill Kennel & Sportsman's Club out of Rockford, Michigan. I was impressed with the details surrounding the various training programs they...

How It All Started

Growing up in the 70's, I lived in a subdivision which bordered (and was steadily taking over) the farmland, grassy fields, and woods surrounding our neighborhood in Wyomissing Hills, Pennsylvania. When wandering around the new construction sites and fields, I can recall hearing the raspy,...