AJ DeRosa is a young man with an old soul. He loves a good pipe, a good shotgun and dog, and just may be the young blood connection, of us old-timey grouse hunters to the next generation of passionate outdoors people. A self-made filmmaker, who's eye for recording the moments in the woods, stands out as some of the best upland films out there today. Just google Project Upland/ Northwoods Collective, and you will see what I mean.
Its the end of my interview with Blaine. But its the silver lining of our conversation. Blaine explians his training thoughts. From a life of living,hunting,training and loving dogs.
I was invited to come to Belfast Maine and judge dogs for three days. The Carter family put me up and showed me the real side of Maine. Blaine, Patti, Jason and Missy are in my opinion, the "first family" of NAVHDA. Blaine and I cover old stories of his youth, his first hound,first bird dog and some old NAVHDA history.
I learned alot from this episode. Ann is a forester, turned grouse hunter,turned grouse guide. So it was a perfect blend of talent that lead her to create Northwind Enterprisies and their newest digital mapping system Scout-N-Hunt. If you dont learn something from this episode, you may be a worse grouse hunter than ME......