Podcast: “In Late Fall”

In what may become a periodic new format for the podcast, Reid shares a written story of an early duck hunt, and a traditional reunion with an old friend. These periodic spoken-word/storytelling podcasts may become a regular installment, so don’t hesitate to weigh in with your opinions. If you don’t see the “Play” button above, … Continue reading “Podcast: “In Late Fall””

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Introducing Durrell Smith

Written by: Durrell Smith


Durrell Smith and Ruger.
Photo by Josh Same

My name is Durrell Smith, and over the coming months, I will be contributing regularly to the Orvis Hunting Blog. It will be a pleasure to share a bit of my story, and to describe my insights, lessons, and adventures as I pursue the wonderful journey . . .

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Podcast: Conditioning Your Dog, with Jeremy Criscoe


Photo by Days Afield Photography

In this episode of the podcast, Reid speaks with Jeremy Criscoe of Blue Cypress Kennels, an Orvis Endorsed Labrador breeder. Jeremy describes the kennel operation, the focus on British . . .

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Photo Essay: Following the Call of the Quail

Written by: Garden&Gun editors


Gates Shaw (left) and Radcliff Menge prepare to follow a Llewellin setter into the field on a December day.
Photo by William Hereford/Garden&Gun

Gates Shaw began work on Brierfield Farm, his family’s eight hundred acres in Bibb County, Alabama, in 1993. Back then the land was mainly cattle pasture, but Shaw, a passionate . . .

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Podcast: Sporting Dog Nutrition, with Karl Gunzer


Photo courtesy Karl Gunzer

On today’s podcast, Reid interviews Karl Gunzer, Sr. Manager – Sporting Dog Group at Nestle/Purina. After a successful career as a retriever trialer and trainer, Gunzer took a job . . .

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