Ladies, Guns and Roosters

Ladies, Guns and Roosters

By Heather Shaw March is a trying time for lovers of the outdoors in Michigan: winter is on its way out the door and spring tugs away at our need for sunshine and greenery. This year, I had a chance to welcome March with a new opportunity, as my Llewellin setter pup...
Why We Hunt With Dogs

Why We Hunt With Dogs

By Andy Duffy I know precisely when I became a hunter who uses dogs. I was just a kid, eight or 10, maybe. We had a neighbor who owned a brace of beagles. He invited my brothers and me along one summer evening while he took them out for a run. He ran the dogs on my...
Finding the Silver Lining in a Failed Hunt Test

Finding the Silver Lining in a Failed Hunt Test

Lana on point during a training session prior to testing day. By Sara Chisnell Most people would choose not to talk about their dog’s failure at a hunt test, much less write about it; but, sweeping things under the rug is not my style. I prefer to learn from the...
The perfect shotgun

The perfect shotgun

By Andy Duffy As epiphanies go, mine wasn’t much. It was just the realization that someone must be smiling down on me. And besides that higher power, I’m guessing, I had the heirs of one F.J.L. to thank. It was probably they, perfidious souls who...