TOM DAVIS’ “THE GREAT AMERICAN BIRD HUNT” IN FIELD & STREAM

Last October, Brother Shawn and I had the opportunity to take author, Tom Davis, and photographer John Loomis along with us for our week-long hunt in the Idaho uplands.  Tom and John were on assignment from Field & Stream.  Unlike years past, the hunting was pretty tough, but we did have some stellar moments where we…

TOM DAVIS’ “BOOK LEARNIN'” AND OTHER ODDS AND ENDS

When I first started bird hunting and fly fishing, I subscribed to numerous magazines.  However, since I started blogging and publishing a few articles and a book of my own, I haven’t read much from magazines. That is not to say that there isn’t some great writing still out there.  Rather, for me, it’s simply of matter of not having enough time…

WHO IS THE BEST WRITER ON GROUSE HUNTING?

In October, Shawn and I had the opportunity to spend a week bird hunting in the uplands of Idaho with author, Tom Davis.    If you don’t know, Tom Davis, is one of the finest writers on upland bird hunting now living.  He regularly writes for The Pointing Dog Journal, Pheasants Forever, Sporting Classics and…

William Harnden Foster Painting

Here’s another William Harnden Foster painting for your blog: Sport’s Peerless Pride, the 1939 National Champion. My old friend Earl Crangle, the legendary professional trainer, rode Pride’s brace that year (Earl was 19 at the time) and even helped scout for Pride’s handler, Dewey English. I remember Earl telling me “I saw every jump Sport’s…