This collection of essays celebrates the field dogs Chris Madson has lived with, and loved, over a lifetime. There are stories of choosing pups and the trials of the early years; stories of time in wild places across North America in pursuit of pheasants, sharptails, prairie chickens, blue grouse, bobwhite, and Gambel’s quail; and stories of the bond that comes from spending years with these special companions. Madson writes with affection and humor as he remembers with a smile and a lump in the throat what these dogs have meant to him—in the field, at home, and in his heart.
Chris Madson has an MS in wildlife ecology from University of Wisconsin. He has been editor of Kansas Wildlife and Wyoming Wildlife. A freelance writer and photographer, he is published in Audubon, Outdoor Life, National Wildlife, Nature Conservancy Magazine, High CountryNews, DU, Wing and Shot, Pheasants Forever, and Sporting Classics, to name some of the many publications that carry his work regularly. He lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.