Patrick Keating is a New Jersey native who discovered his love for hunting while away at college in Maryland. He has always had a passion for shooting, dogs, and the outdoors, but never experienced them together. As a first-generation hunter he dove headfirst into the sport after getting his German Shorthaired Pointer. Now he indulges his passion in every way that he can, reading, writing, and consuming, all things related to his love of bird dogs. He enjoys soaking up the wisdom of those who came before him, in a never-ending attempt to expand his knowledge. In the future he hopes to begin testing his dog in the off season so that he can better his skill as a dog handler and trainer. He also looks forward to sharing his joy with anybody and everybody who wishes to join him in the field or the blind.