Seasons Greetings to all my wonderful customers and friends! I’m John “Buck” Koritko owner and founder of Lion Country Supply (LCS). Thanks for making this my 42nd year as owner a success.

This Christmas season finds me soul searching. Suffice it to say that my extended western hunting and fishing trips agreed with me. At age 65 I think it’s time I begin looking for my successor. My doctors and wife concur. This presents a once in a lifetime opportunity I would like to extend to my loyal customers and supporters first.

If you think you have the ability and the backing to be the next owner of “The World’s Premier Hunting Dog Supplier”, I’d like to hear from you. Just send me a letter to explaining your background and why you are qualified and I’ll get back to you.

All that aside. Merry Christmas and hug your dog for me. Enjoy what’s left of the hunting seasons!

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This was Titan’s first hunting season and on our first day out he found us this bird.  He’s had a pretty good first season so far but still have a lot of work to do.

Titan is dog of Josh P.

We will be sending him a certificate and a LCS sticker.

One comment to “Titan’s First Kill”

  1. Joe GentilcoreIII

    You’re the Greatest.

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Did you, your children, or family member recently get their first kill this season? Whether your first kill is a game bird, deer, or even bear. Send us a picture with a little story. We will feature you on our buck’s blog as well as send you a LCS First Kill Certificate and LCS decal.

Please send all first kill photos and stories to

Thank you and happy hunting,

~ Buck

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Randy Barger

Pictured above is Randy Barger with a monster Pennsylvania archery whitetail. Randy is a former LCS employee and lifelong friend. He cooks the pigs for our annual customer appreciation Bird Dog Days event. He has a side job as a butcher shop here in central Pennsylvania. His letterhead reads, “Can’t beat Randy’s meat”. He does a great job. He sent me this photo of this Pennsylvania buck he just butchered with a 20 and 1/2 inside spread. My biggest is 13 and 1/2. I can’t sit still!

Please LCS hunters, send us your hunt success photos and a little story to and I’ll post them on my blog and send you a LCS sticker for your truck.


Autumns best,


2 comments to “Randy Barger Monster”

  1. Darren Wyckoff

    My boy knockin down a monster.. Missed ya at Bargerstok this year Buddy. I’ll be up Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll have to have a drink if your home…

  2. Paul Heasley

    So happy to have Randy process my buck as well as recommend Dan Hannah to do the taxidermy work for me. A memory to reflect on for a long time to come. As impressive as the buck was, these two guys impress me with their passion around deer hunting! So glad they both help me.

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My longtime friend attorney Tom Schaffer Jr sent this photo of his son Trey’s first pheasant. Congratulations Trey. I’m so glad you’re following in your dads footsteps. He’s a dynamic individual as was your grandpap. I’ll send you a present from LCS to commemorate it!

Tom is a serious bird dog man and raises beautiful hard hunting Gordon Setters. He hunts Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virgina. In lots of George Bird Evens old sports. I’ll join him in Canann Valley for a woodcock hunt next week.

Thank you Tom and Try. See you both next week!

One comment to “Trey Schaffer’s First Pheasant”

  1. John koritko

    It really makes me mad when my multi media guys
    Don’t remove this required website field. My friend and customers don’t have websites. Is there anyone out there that help with fixing things like this? Please email me mr buck owner of lion country supply. Dogmen who like writing are also needed. Thank you ……buck

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This past week I got the chance to get into the woods with my dogs for some woodcock hunting. I had a successful few days, but with the woodcock also came ticks. My dogs must have got into a nest of them because Trey (aka Lucky III) was absolutely covered in hundreds of ticks as seen in the video below. I highly recommend keeping our LCS Flea and Tick Comb with your hunting gear and comb down your dogs after each hunt.


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Buck Truck Front

John Koritko, the owner of Lion Country Supply, is selling his 2004 Toyota Tacoma Twin cam V6 SR5 truck with an 6 hole truck topper. Asking for $15,000 for both.


2004 Toyota Tacoma twim cam V6 SR5 with the TRD off road package. Four wheel drive and automatic. Truck has 153,000 miles. No rust with new frame and suspension, which was recently replaced by Toyota during a frame/suspension recall. Bought it new.

Buck Truck Side

Truck Dog Topper:

The truck topper is a high end, double wall stainless steel fully insulated 6 hole cap box with 50-gallon water tank, high volume fans, and lights. This truck topper was custom built for Lion Country Supply’s owner by Jones Trailers of Texas. We will consider selling the Dog Box Topper only. Would be $12,000 brand new!



Contact Lion Country Supply at 1-800-662-5202. For serious offers, will arrange to meet at Lion Country Supply store front to view truck and topper.


13 comments to “Toyota Tacoma and Dog Box Topper For Sale”

  1. Rick

    What are you asking?
    Is it 4wd?

  2. Chris

    How much for both and how many miles are on the truck??

  3. John Koritko

    I will contact Mr. Koritko and find out and get back to you.

  4. John Koritko

    I will ask Mr. Koritko for more information about the truck and get back to you.

  5. Brian

    How much for the truck, the topper and an official looking note that I can hand my wife explaining that I need two more dogs to fill up the box in order to balance out the ride whuch will save on tire wear?


  6. DAN

    how much for the many miles…

  7. John Koritko

    The truck has 153,000 miles on it. John wants $15,000 for both the truck and the topper.

  8. John Koritko


    Yes it is 4wd with the Toyota off-road package. He is asking for $15,000 for both.

  9. Joyce

    Why do people ask questions about the information that’s already in the add! People read!

  10. Dave Hutchinson

    Is the Toyota still available?

  11. John Koritko

    Yes, the Toyota and dog box is still available.

  12. Tim

    Is this truck still for sale

  13. John Koritko

    Yes the truck is still for sale.

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Thank you to guide, Dennis Kavanaugh, of Montana Bird Hunts. He was completely booked but was very kind to me. When calling to book a hunt, he quickly returned my call and started by saying he loves my Lion County Supply, my humble beginnings story, and our catalog. He has been a customer for years and loves the people and service.

He offered to buy me dinner and a room if I would come by Big Timber, which I did. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him, his clients, and LCS customers.

He made my trip. Thank you, Dennis.

Buck in Montana

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We haven’t been hearing much from Mr. Buck lately, he was been hunting on the “Montana Bird Dog Trail”. We have been getting a few updates here and there via pictures. Here are some of the highlights.

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Hypointe Kennel Setter Buck

I received bad news from my friends at Hypointe kennel this week. My friend Nick Mellon called to tell me that his dog, Buck, passed away suddenly on Wednesday. He was a 2 1/2 year old finished Lion Country Setter. Just found dead in the kennel, possible heart attack.

I feel really bad for Nick and Valerie who loved him, trained him, and took great care of him. I haven’t sold any of my setters in 20 years and it was a gift to them and they trained his brother Trey for me, also. Trey, aka “I’m Lucky Three”; is a tricolor will be will be my cover boy when his dad Deuce is gone.

I’m sorry to hear of his passing, he was nice! RIP!

Good news, I’d like to offer Nick and Valerie his sister, I call her wild Lilly. She is a hard tail cracking, speed type, like her mother. A super smart bird finder and loves to point. Nick and Valerie she is yours if you want her. Maybe she can carry on the Lion Country line. I currently have 5 setters which is getting to be too many for me. I’m probably not going to breed any more.


~ Buck

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  1. Nick Mellon

    Buck! We are saddened by Lion Country’s Bucks passing. He was a dog that we enjoyed very much. He was one of the dogs on our guide string. Val was close to him and he was her pal. He was in South Carolina this past winter and became part of the family.
    We are making plans to come and see you. Maybe this weekend. Thank You very much. Nick Mellon

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