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Ida and Wing

Meet Ida

I’ve always found the haphazard naming of dogs intriguing. I’ve wondered if a puppy grows into the name, filling the shape of some predetermined vessel? I like original names, probably … Read more

Yellow Lab in Pool

Picking THE Puppy, or are we just kidding ourselves

Last time I chose a puppy I was fresh out of school, only a dim view of the years ahead and a bank account teetering on empty. At the time … Read more

Final West Virginia Hunt

End of Season Omens

Rio the setter suddenly hits the brakes, sliding to a stop on a steep grade beside an old logging road being reclaimed by the forest. We’ve spent a couple days … Read more

Grand Canyon

Shooting Holes in Land Transfer

At the core of the raging public lands debate are two opposing views of federal lands. Transfer advocates believe the federal government owns the land. Transfer opponents believe the American … Read more

Dead Deere

Depths of Cold

There seems no bottom to the depths of cold. It’s one of the few solace for hunting in frigid condition: could be colder, windier, at least it’s not…more miserable. I’m … Read more

Puppy Rio Giveaway

SportDOG Brand & Mud River Sweepstakes

SportDOG Brand® partners with Mud River on a giveaway that includes everything needed to get started training your dog. Spring is just around the corner and bored bird dogs need … Read more

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