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.

All the Bobwhite Quail In the South Aren’t Gone

Public Bobwhite Quail are still a part of the South — they just take some homework. I’m telling you now: there are still plenty of bobwhite quail in the South. No quail? I...

On Being an African-American Upland Hunter from the South

A candid and honest look at African-American Upland Culture. Where do upland hunting traditions go when the old guys are gone?  What happens to the culture of upland bird hunting...

Teaching and Dog Training: it’s all the same.

It’s officially Summer 2018. Why does that matter? Because I’m a high school teacher and my season just ended. But I’m also a gun dog guy. And like teaching, my...