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Field & Stream Covers 1930’s – 1960s

I have always been impressed by those with a talent for painting. In this day of high resolution, photo-retouched, airbrushed, hyper-realistic imagery, it's great to see magazines like Pointing Dog Journal and Gray's Sporting Journal maintaining a more traditional, artistic approach to their covers. Original...

Spring Training

It was Stuka's turn today to get out for a run in the woods, and perform some ground work. We started with a short walk in the woods to help expend some energy. The temperatures were a bit warmer than yesterday, however it was more...

End of the Road for the Defender

For many years I've had a keen affinity for old school Land Rovers. More specifically the 1960s Series II, and the Ninety and One Ten (aka Defenders.) Their history, design and reputation have led me to consider them the ideal...

Antique Arms

Last weekend I attended the Michigan Antique Arms Collectors show. My focus was to continue researching classic American-made, 20 gauge, side-by-side shotguns. To be clear, I have been to only a few gun shows, I am not a gun "enthusiast", nor am I a collector, and...

Hunting Dogs

...dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring-it was peace. Milan Kundera A friend recently gave me...

Pheasant Farmer-Style

Pheasant is the king of earthly poultry, as the primacy of aquatic birds belongs to the swan. What more exquisite flesh can you eat. Olivier de Serres After last Saturday's hunt, Elsa and I weren't 20 miles from the Pine Hill property when the cell phone rang...

The Big Prairie in Michigan

While hunting Pine Hill Sportsman's Club 160 acre "Big Prairie" property with friends Bobby and Wayne, a pheasant was shot and flew into heavy cover along a creek. We stood at the top of the steep embankment and spotted the bird under some brush. Elsa...

Multimedia

Finally picked up a new digital video camera. As a result, I've been figuring out how videos are created and uploaded to YouTube, not to mention embedding video content into a WordPress blog. While the example below isn't true video, I wanted to publish something...

Back from the Prairie

Last week on a phone call from Pollock, South Dakota my wife asked how things were going with our first trip to the prairie. I answered with the following: first, I’ve never seen so many pheasants and second, Elsa and I are way out of...