It's not very often I get to blog about something I have written, but today is the day it seems. Occasionally I am pulled away from my tough life as a photographer and get to spend a few days in the woods, the plains or the cedar breaks chasing birds with a dog you may or may not be familiar with. Brown Dog.

To justify these adventures I have taken to self assignments for publication. This is one from last year. A piece I sold to the Ruffed Grouse Society for their 50th anniversary literary piece. I have to say that I share paper with some of my favorite outdoors writers here so it's a pretty neat place to be. You can purchase the entire magazine here: http://www.ruffedgrousesociety.org/shoppingcart/magento/featured/rgs-50th-anniversary-publication.html of you can see just my article here: http://shanebevelphoto.com/BirdDogsAndCracklins.pdf