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In this episode, Reid again sits down with Durrell Smith of The Gundog Notebook to discuss the complex role that race has played, and continues to play, in the bird hunting culture of the American Southeast. Recognizing the sensitivity of the subject and a history that has indeed included racial stratification, Reid and Durrell lean into some tough questions. The duo take an honest look at the roles relegated to African American men in southern quail hunting, the value of that heritage, and how to learn from and celebrate beautiful aspects of a nuanced culture while acknowledging elements that are ripe for change. They also discuss the common ground that a love of hunting and dogs can cultivate.