The tradition of raccoon hunting with dogs in America has been passed on for generations
The legacy of those before held in each litter of hounds as years of selective breeding has continued to evolve this unique hunting pursuit. Kodey Glancy’s passion for the dogs comes through in this story in collaboration with Dogtra Pathfinder. The simple thread of the love for hunting dogs that keeps breeds and traditions alive.
This film is part of a continued effort to expand the content around the dog breeds that have captivated us as a culture and community and the importance to pass on these traditions. The story of hounds is one that dates back centuries and continents to land in wide spread applications and methodology.
A.J. DeRosa founded Project Upland in 2014 as an excuse to go hunting more often (and it worked). A New England native, he grew up hunting and has spent over 35 years in pursuit of big and small game species across three continents. He has a passion for side-by-side shotguns, inspiring him to travel the world to meet the people and places from which they come. Looking to turn his passion into inspiration for others, AJ was first published in 2004 and went on to write his first book The Urban Deer Complex in 2014. He soon discovered a love for filmmaking, particularly the challenge of capturing ruffed grouse with a camera, which led to the award-winning Project Upland film series. AJ's love for all things wild has caused him to advocate on the federal and state levels to promote and expand conservation policy, habitat funding, and upland game bird awareness. He currently serves as the Strafford County New Hampshire Fish & Game Commissioner in order to give back to his community and to further the mission of the agency. When those hunting excuses are in play, you can find him wandering behind his Wirehaired Pointing Griffon in the mountains of New England and anywhere else the birds take them.