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Photo Essay: Thoughts on Training Dogs

Tish and Martha doing some hilltop chilling with clients.
All photos courtesy Dave Brown

I think we all can agree that dogs are man’s best friend. For those of us who spend a a lot of time with working dogs, this unique relationship between man and beast holds true. They sense your mood, and when push comes to shove, they are quick to perform. In a weird sense they become. . .


Photos: The Joys of Introducing Kids to Turkey Hunting

Written by: Scott McEnaney, Eastern ELOG Fishing Director

Not every kid has a chance to learn to hunt, so it’s great to help out when you can.
All photos courtesy Scott McEnaney

One of the joys of turkey hunting is how friendly it is for a youth hunter. The audio aspect of a gobbling Tom combined with the visuals of a fortunate hunter watching a show is something every kid who has. . .


When It Comes to Turkey Hunting, Proving Naysayers Wrong Is a Powerful Motivator

Written by: Scott McEnaney, Eastern ELOG Fishing Director

The author with a fine Vermont Tom.
Photo courtesy Scott McEnaney

[Editor's note: Here's a great story from our colleague Scott McEnaney to kick off our 2014 turkey-season coverage. Check out our new Spring Turkey collection at

I am one of those people who tends to immerse himself in something once I start it. I got a taste of turkey hunting from a friend who took me out on a mid-May morning. He put about five jakes in front of me and I was paralyzed. From then on, I was ruined.

I spent all of my waking hours scouting, walking, snowshoeing, knocking on doors asking permission, and even…calling. I listened to CDs, I watched videos by YouTube “experts,” and I sought advice from friends. I was bound and determined to. . .