Of all the voices that have claimed “dogs” as a subject for Field & Stream since 1895, one in particular stands out for his abiding and near-total dedication to these animals. It belongs to Bill Tarrant, who was the magazine’s Gun Dogs Editor for years, starting in 1974.
Tarrant’s most important mission was to end brutality in training, and his relentless assault on those who would beat Pup in the pursuit of “sport” changed the face of dog training. But Tarrant was more than a “dog” writer. He was also an observant, eloquent critic of modern American culture and the hunter’s place in it.
- Covered gun dogs, dog training, and hunting