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Ed Mack Farrior, Memoirs

Ed Mack Farrior ~ “Reflections” Update

Update on
Reflections on Bird Dogs and the Men Who Handled Them

The new hardcover book includes many additional photographs. It is currently at Thomson Shore Book Printers and we hope to have it available in October!

Thanks to the following for their help:

Bernie Matthys, Tom Word, Bill Allen, Stephen Bell, Tonya Brotherton, and Andrew Campbell for generously giving his time to transcribe the original manuscript to digital form. Also thanks to Darren Brown who proofread the book.

Special thanks to Emily Watts, Ed Mack Farrior’s daughter, for permission to republish this wonderful book.

Stay tuned!!! — Chris Mathan, Mazie Davis

Many of the new book’s chapters have added photographs.

Professional Handlers. Kneeling, left to right: Earl C. Crangle, Ed Mack Farrior
showing Fast Special Delivery; Fred Arant showing Miss Mary Doone.
Standing, left to right: P. D. Coon, Glen Wood, Allen Shore, Hunter Grove,
R. D. Bevan and Jackie Tattersall. Carolina-Virgina Trials, 1950.

Spunky Creek Boy

Duquesne Nelle

Bobbitt’s Peerless Pride






Running Dog


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