Explore the past, present, and future of African American dog handlers on quail plantations in the Deep South through the eyes of an up-and-coming dog trainer and advocate for inclusion in the outdoors. Durrell Smith should be familiar to our Orvis audience. The recipient of the 2021 Breaking Barriers Award for his work with the Minority Outdoor Alliance, Durrell is a passionate bird-dog trainer who enjoys learning from generations of trainers who have gone before him.
Click here to read Durrell Smith’s
“5 Things I Learned from My Dog-Training Mentors”