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Lodge Updates from the Field

I had the privilege of working with Rizzoli Press in New York, writing two big coffee table books, one on fishing lodges Great Fishing Lodges of North America, Fly Fishing’s Greatest Destinations, and Great Hunting Lodges of North America, Wingshooting’s Finest Destinations due in October.
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The Orvis Gun Room

Ever since Orvis began selling guns in the early 1970’s, when we introduced the Orvis Wingshooting Schools, we’ve offered custom-fitted shotguns along with our completely handmade side-by-side shotguns. The custom-fitted shotgun program, unique to Orvis, provides the shooter a gun built to the shooter’s individual measurements. These measurements are taken by our skilled gun-fitters to insure your gun fits your specific build perfectly and, most importantly, shoots where you point.
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Keep your dog happy and healthy

Playful dogs are happy, healthy dogs at any age. Fetching a ball, going for a walk, chasing a dream— being the dogs they were meant to be. Arthritis doesn’t have to be the end of living life to the fullest. Loving care makes all the difference. It begins with understanding and leads to solutions for a healthier, happier life. But joint issues are a very common problem affecting more than 12 million dogs, especially older and large dogs.
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Helping to Cure Canine Cancer

If you’ve had a dog, you know how hard it is when your dog suffers an illness, especially one like cancer. Peggy Mitchell knows too. That’s why she’s helping to end canine cancer, along with Morris Animal Foundation. It’s been more than a year since Peggy Mitchell’s dog, Emily, died of cancer. “I try to get through talking about Emily without crying," Mitchell says, "but it’s hard."
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Adopting Our Lab, Logan

When my wife emailed me this photo and said this was the dog she wanted to adopt I have to admit, I was a little surprised. Erica had never owned a dog, and here she was ready to commit to a cute photo and brief description from the internet.But I also have to admit that after seeing that picture, I too, wanted to bring him home. I grew up with a variety of dogs, golden retrievers, specifically—Sunny, Rusty, Casey, Skye, Kodi—but they were really my parents’ dogs. Logan was our first dog in the truest sense of the word. Our responsibility. Our commitment. Our boy.
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Well-Behaved Dogs Make the Best Pets

Dogs that jump incessantly and exhibit exuberant energy levels may face more than just reprimands from their owners. Drastic as it may sound, small behavioral issues that go unaddressed account for millions of pets left in shelters, say experts who urge early intervention and applaud Morris Animal Foundation’s research into the field. Recognizing behavior as the number one reason people relinquish pets each year, the Foundation is working with animal behavior expert Robert K. Anderson, DVM, MPH, diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), and generous donors who are committed to finding answers to this dire situation.
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