Author: Smithhammer

  • The Reunification of the Clan

    I don’t know about you, but I have friends who I rarely spend time with outside of bird season. It has nothing to do with the quality of those friendships; in fact, some of them are the most highly esteemed friends I have. But the intensity of our common love for dogs and big country […]

  • Feathers were involved.

    Featuring work by Mouthful of Feathers contributors Tom Reed and Tosh Brown, and a number of other talented contributors, Pulp Fly: Volume Two is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

  • Almost Gone.

    I see him disappear as he drops off the cut bank and into the river, purely intending to cool off. By “river” I’m referring to the South Fork of the Snake, currently running at 12,000 cubic feet per second. The uninterrupted force of the river is cranking along the undercut bank where he went in. […]

  • Rites of Spring

    Do you think she’ll remember this the next time she comes across a porcupine? Of course not.

  • Off-Season Pursuits

    He was fully immersed in his second favorite thing to do in this world – chasing a tennis ball. Without warning, he abandoned his second favorite thing to do in this world, which could only mean one thing.  He hooked a hard left and headed toward the houses, nose to the ground, inhaling scent at […]

  • Chukar Dunketts

    A serving of homegrown footage courtesy of our buddy, Brian Huskey. Pour a couple fingers of brown liquor, kick back and enjoy a little off-season succor. Er, chukar, that is…

  • One from the Memory Card…

  • Backcountry Hunters and Anglers – 2013 Rendezvous

    The BHA 2013 Rendezvous will be held in Boise, ID – March 22nd to the 24th. It will be another great weekend rich in how-to and DIY backcountry hunting and fishing seminars, information on advocating for your favorite piece of backcountry, excellent food, exciting auction and raffle items, and of course, time to visit with […]

  • Thought for the day…

    While I’m normally a pretty accepting, unflappable person, there are two things I really can’t stand; People who are intolerant of dog breeds other than their own, and Weimaraners.    

  • Ghosts

    Over the crunch of dry grass underfoot there is a distant, creepy moan. Like Keith Richards dropping in over Ronnie Wood’s steady strum, the cry floats above the sound of the wind rolling through the gentle folds of CRP. My mind races through the possibilities…a lost moose calf down in one of the dense cover […]