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Ed Mack Farrior, Memoirs

Ed Mack Farrior

Ed Mack Farrior

In the 1997 Christmas edition of the American Field, Strideaway contributor, Barbara Teare writes in her last paragraph of a book review:

From his vast and remarkable storehouse of memories, Ed Mack Farrior now calls forth his best recollections, reconstructing them here in narrative form with clarity, humor and depth. “Reflections on Bird Dogs and the Men Who Handled Them” is a window in time, a quick glimpse at the heroes of a bygone era.

Reflections_smallOriginally self-published Reflections on Bird Dogs and the Men Who Handled Them is out of print and a used copy is a rare find. Strideaway is pleased to announce we have been granted permission to redesign and republish the book! We are in the process of locating the photographs. Additional photographs to add to the new edition would be much appreciated.

Stay tuned on the timing of the book’s publication!




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Strideaway is an online publication founded in 2008. We are dedicated to promoting the great sport of American pointing dog field trials, in particular American Field sanctioned trials for pointers and setters. Our objective is to present the voices and ideas of experienced trainers, handlers, breeders and other knowledgeable participants and enthusiasts from the past to the present — amateurs and professionals alike. Whether All-Age or Shooting Dog, Horseback or Walking Trials, we place particular emphasis on wild bird field trials and the dogs that compete in them. We present richly illustrated articles and stories, podcast interviews and other types of media on a regular basis with the hope of providing an ever expanding, searchable archive of information relevant to pointing dog field trials.Read article

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