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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.


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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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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.

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Bonds of Boykinhood

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, July 2022

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

Idaho Ruffed Grouse Hunting

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"

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Why We Go

Boykin Spaniel Magazine, March 2021

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

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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.

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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?”