Jay Dowd

Jay Dowd is a proud resident of Michigan, where he has pursued grouse, woodcock and other upland game for over 25 years. He is a dedicated member of the Ruffed Grouse Society and believes writing on the subject is as important as anything to keep the future generations interested in our beloved sport. He holds his friends and family very dearly, the latter of which is comprised of his wife Meghan, daughter Juniper, and at least 3 setters. When not afield, he can be found drooling over double guns, trying to draw birds, jotting down incoherent sentences and trying to pass it as writing, informally trying to train setters, and imbibing in the odd libation. He also loves upland and fly fishing literature.

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The Old Reliables, The Finest Guns in the World, and Guns of Lasting Fame

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