DurrellSmith Author

Durrell Smith is a 28 year old Georgia native, visual artist, wing shooter, and dog handler. While creating compelling ink and watercolor illustrations based on his field experiences and hunting dogs, he also runs a podcast called The Gun Dog Notebook, which can be found on iTunes and Soundcloud. Aside from hunting upland game and waterfowl, he participates in Hunt Tests with his Labrador Retriever. As a first generation hunter, Durrell seeks to learn and contribute to the community by connecting with visionaries and veterans within the bird dog community who are willing to share stories and knowledge about the various breeds, creating a bridge to welcome new and novice dog handlers to the gun dog community.

Creating the English Pointer from the Pointer Dog Ancestry

A look at the history and development of the English pointer from the pointer dog. In an effort to better understand the development and prevalence of our current achievements in...

The Founding and Idea of the American Field

A Look at the History, Founding, and Idea of the American Field and Field Trialing. Let us take a step back to the estate, Cannock Chase, near Stafford, England in 1866 and...

The Gun Dog Notebook – A Field Trial Podcast

The Gun Dog Notebook moves to become Field Trial Focused. Forgetting isn’t as much a task as it is a process. It’s the degradation of significant instances that once seemed...

Breaking Down the Versatile Hunting Dog Discussion with Phillip Mailey

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Gun Dog Notebook Subscribe on other Devices: Gun Dog Notebook Exploring the Training and Use of Versatile Hunting Dogs in the South with Philip Mailey...

The Super Retriever Series (SRS) with Castile Creek Kennels

On this episode we explore what it takes in the world of retriever trials and tests with Lyle Steinman of Castle Creek Kennels. When it comes to retriever trials and tests, there...

The Next Generation of Field Trialers – Truly Special Gun Dogs

A look at a young rising star in the field trial world from South Georgia. Field trialing as a sport has been at the defining end of gun dog development since the early days the...

Podcast – The World of Spaniel Training with Craney Hill Kennels

A look into the World of Spaniel Training and Hunting with Spaniels *Photo by Christina Power Portraits Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Gun Dog Notebook Subscribe on other Devices:...

Podcast – Dr. Emerson Cochran – A Retrospective of Georgia Bobwhite and Bird Dogs

The connection of the uplands transcends generations. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Gun Dog Notebook Subscribe on other Devices: Gun Dog Notebook I met Dr. Emerson...

Podcast – The Media Business of Bird Hunting and Bird Dogs – Project Upland Director of Business Development Chet Hervey

Get an inside look into the mind of one of Project Upland’s key players. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: Gun Dog Notebook Subscribe on other Devices: Gun Dog Notebook What is...

Hard Day Riding – A Southern Field Trial Film

Journey into the overlooked world of African-American field trial history in the South This film is presented by Eukanuba Sporting Dog and Gordy and Sons Outfitters. Being a...