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Sep 17, 2019

Some years ago I wrote a book, The Urban Deer Complex. Growing up just outside of Boston, I was fascinated by the idea of whitetail deer being able to adapt so well to human environments. It inspired a whole section of the book I labeled “The Science of Fear.” Through rapid evolution accelerated by an encroaching...


Sep 4, 2019

Dove season. You’re sitting there, twiddling your thumbs. The little grey rockets have not presented a shot since early that morning, but you’re determined to put a few more in the bag. Waiting. Sitting. I mean, is there a law saying you have to sit here?

Look, I’m gonna run something by you. It’s a little...


Sep 4, 2019

“I don’t know who or what possessed my dog, but he just systematically relocated every bird into the next county!”  

If you have been in this game any time at all, you have been in a similar situation where things simply fall apart at the worst possible moments. Usually during a test or when you’re bragging...


Sep 2, 2019

As we stare down the barrel of the 2019 upland bird season, thoughts of long days in the field following our favorite hunting partner come to mind. Right now my time is spent working dogs on wild birds and getting them acclimated to the ground and temperature as well as in the physical condition required to start an...


Sep 1, 2019

The calendar might say that fall is still a month away,  but the cooler breezes and shorter days have a different story to tell. For some, the beginning of Fall is marked by an overabundance of pumpkin-spiced, well . . . everything, hitting the shelves, but for many more the start of fall is opening day of the...