Ruff remains my favorite quarry . . . wherever he is found, though, the constant is that he is usually a more than worthy adversary. There is a shrewdness to a seasoned drummer – he can beat you.
My name is Perry Masotti. I did not grow up in a hunting family. I was attracted to hunting by reading outdoors magazines as a kid. In particular, I wanted to get a dog to hunt grouse (I had never heard of woodcock) as I loved the partnership aspect of it. I cannot imagine hunting without a dog. I had shot ruffs over the years, but I began to hunt ruff in earnest when I got my first pointing dog in the 90s. Since retiring from my work as a psychotherapist in public mental health in 2012, I have been hunting extensively for wild upland birds and waterfowl across North America. However, Ruff remains my favorite quarry. There is a shrewdness to a seasoned drummer – he can beat you.[Read more…] about Why We Hunt, with Member Perry Masotti