Once you hunt over a dog of your own, hunting birds without a dog, or hunting over anyone else’s dog, doesn’t feel like hunting anymore. It’s just walking around trying to shoot stuff. A bird dog connects you to the unseen world of scents in the ...
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Phil Bourjaily sold his first outdoor story – on snipe hunting – to Field & Stream in 1985. He is shotgun columnist for Field & Stream and Ducks Unlimited magazines. He has traveled widely in pursuit of birds and waterfowl, but his favorite hunts are for geese, turkeys, doves and pheasants close to home. He enjoys skeet and sporting clays as practice for fall hunting seasons. Having made his hobby into his work, he has neither time nor need for other hobbies, although he does enjoy cooking the game he shoots. A 1981 graduate of the University of Virginia, he makes his home today in his native Iowa with his wife Pamela and his German shorthaired pointers, Jed and Zeke. He has two grown sons.
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