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Thank you for visiting! The Hunting Traveller is a collection of some of my writing on dogs, hunting, and stories from the field. Most of my stories involve either Cooper or Traveller, my Boykin Spaniels, as we hunt all across the US for upland birds and waterfowl. I hope that you’ll stay for a bit and read some of my stories. Hopefully you’ll learn a few “do’s”, a whole lot of “don’ts”, and perhaps get a laugh or two along the way. If you’d like to stay up to date on the blog, published articles, or any swag, please use the subscribe button. Thank you again!

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"But the nicest thing about all this-and why we’re really there is not the birds brought down at all-is just to be away. “To see the elephant and hear the owl” is all there is."

Gene Hill

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Hunting Paradox: Misery & Romance

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, February 2024

In the world of bird hunting, there exists a peculiar dichotomy, a curious dance between suffering and romance, a paradox that only those who've ventured into the wild with shotgun and canine accomplice can truly understand. It's a tale as old as time. This tale in particular, begins with the protagonist, a humble bird hunter, and his trusty Boykin Spaniel, Traveller.


How To Ruin Your Dog

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, April 2023

There are plenty of dog training articles out there that help you teach your dog everything from basic obedience to running 250 yard blinds...this is not one of those articles.


To Breed Or Not To Breed

March, 2023

My thoughts on motivations for breeding. Also, some words of advice for puppy buyers


A Few Gene Hill Quotes About Dogs

February 2023

Wanted to share a few of my favorite dog quotes from Gene Hill. Hope you enjoy!


Faded Orange Collars

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, Written by Rhett Owens

Rhett Owens wrote this beautiful tribute to our four legged friends for the Boykin Spaniel Society Magazine


First Hunting Trip with Your Pup

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, October 2022

Short article on how to have a happy and safe first few outings with a young pup.


Bonds of Boykinhood

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, July 2022

The bonds we make through our Boykins and surprisingly through social media


A Review of "Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting" by Andrew Wayment

June 2022

A book review of Andrew Wayment's "Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting". Honestly, a classic of our time about "the king of game birds"


Why We Go

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, March 2021

This was an older article that was published in the BSS quarterly magazine


A Nimrod's Packing List

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, Jan 2021

The Incomplete Idiot's Guide to packing for a hunting trip. Lessons learned by yours truly.


Bulldog Camps Review - Maine Ruffed Grouse Trip

April 2022

“Well hell, I’m sure I’ll recognize one when I see one right? I mean I’ve seen enough pictures and watched enough hunting shows to know what they look like, right? Where will they be? How do I find them? How do I hunt them? Will Traveller, my young Boykin Spaniel, pick up the scent?”

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