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There are people who love to hunt over dogs and then there are people who LIVE to hunt over dogs. Bird hunting, especially upland, has a special niche carved into the outdoor industry. It is in this niche that we find a truly special combination of hard-running dogs, flushing birds, and the camaraderie of shotgun-totting hunters. This lethal combination sinks its teeth deep into you and doesn’t let go. We’ve met one such individual and he just happened to start a business that is thriving in this beautiful sport we call upland hunting.
As time ticked on, the sun got lower and lower in the sky, and the temperatures finally started to drop. We found ourselves perched on top of a glassing point where we could see multiple open grassy areas – it looked like perfect turkey habitat. I was making a call here and there, but nothing was answering my calls. It was later in the season and I was worried that the birds were getting call shy from being called to all season long.
For many, the state of Maryland is known for it’s Chesapeake Bay, delicious blue crabs (don’t forget the crab cakes…) , and according to the movie Wedding Crashers – football. However, to hunters and avid bird hunters, Maryland brings one word to mind – Waterfowl. Situated in the Atlantic Flyway, Maryland is steeped with decades of waterfowling tradition. From hunting out in the Susquehanna Flats to the famed Blackwater National Refuge, this place does not disappoint. This past season, we had the opportunity to work with a group of gentlemen out of… Read More