The 7th generation of Lion Country bred Setters is on the ground!

My male, I’m Lucky 3, aka Pressy, is the sire of this well-bred litter. He’s a real stud and available at my kennel. Stud fee charge of $800 or sometimes first pick of the new litter.

Contact me if you are looking for a pup. Breeder/owner of dam has pups available as of now. I’ll forward this to James Spicher if you’re interested.

My partner Steven and LCS staff are doing a great job keeping our cozy pets happy. Me, I’m at Bird Dog Ranch/Farm upgrading buildings and tending my plantings of switchgrass, sorghum, brome, and bluestem. I even built a pond for water retrieving last summer. The five bird dogs and now a puppy are keeping me busy in my semi-retirement.

I hope to offer quality bird-dogs and maybe birds in the future. Fun stuff!

Thanks for your continued support of Lion Country Supply. Stay safe and hug your dog!

John “Buck” Koritko
Partner/founder LCS.

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Happy 94th Birthday Delmar Smith!!
The Godfather of Birddog Training and my longtime friend is going strong at 94. Anyone who has met Delmar at One of our Birddog Days Shows or nationwide events knows the magic this special guy has with dogs and with people.
Oklahoma born, half Cherokee and a handsome showman that is a joy to be around and the father of Rick and Ronnie Smith. He was the First Person to give Birddog training seminars and is still a celeb at events for Purina and Garmin.
All the Best my friend…..Mr. Buck.

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Autumns Best to all ‘our’ friends and

Customers! It’s time I stop huntin’

Fishin’ and farmin’ and tell you all

A good story.

First I say ‘our’ because I’m proud to formally announce that I now have a partner! Steven Stiner who has been my General Manager the past 2 years is now co-owner of Lion Country Supply!

Steven is an avid hunter, dogman and

a veteran and like a son to me. I’ll remain on until my transition is complete and he gradually purchases my remaining shares and one day become full owner.

Please join me in congratulating Steven and give him your full support.

Please help ‘us’ to keep my dream alive well past this ‘my’45th year.

Autumn’s Best……buck.

Oh the photo

I’m a bow hunter again!  234# 9 point

Homegrown on my Lion Country Farm.

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I’ve been having too much fun at my farm while my new partner Steve Stiner runs the business.


National Grouse Champion “Jeb” ...aka Full Blast shown backing Lion Country’s I’m Lucky III aka “Pressy’

National Grouse Champion “Jeb” …aka Full Blast shown backing Lion Country’s I’m Lucky III aka “Pressy’

This photo taken last Saturday by Jeb’s breeder Jim Chambers. Jim visited the farm just before the Fall Nittany Grouse Trial which was held Sunday just 1 mile from Lion Country Farm at “The Barrens” grouse reasearch area.
More to come on that but….I discovered that watching deer from my stand is way better than any evening my manager now partner Steve Stiner is way better than me at minding ‘our business’



– Mr.Buck

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Summers here and my dogs got May off. Too many little birds and critters in the woods that need left alone. Planting food and cover strips at the Birdog Training Grounds is almost done. My renovations and Airbnb plans for the farmhouse  are also progressing nicely.

Appropriately on Memorial Day I received this family photo. This handsome young man is Nicholas Koritko. Yes there’s more of us!

He just graduated from WVU and has completed his ROTC training. He has earned a commission and will soon be proudly serving his country.

Cheers to Nick. The entire Koritko clan is all very proud of you Nick and wish you great things in the future. Please come visit us all again in Lion Country real soon.

Highest Regards…….Uncle Buck

2 comments to “Nick Koritko Graduates From WVU and Completed His ROTC”

  1. Walter Holokai

    Dear Buck,
    I’ve been out of the bird dog game for a number of years now. I used to buy a lot of stuff from you back in the day. It’s nice to see you looking so good and still going strong. Best wishes always! Cheers!

  2. John "Jack" Rosenswie

    Congratulations to you on your accomplishments! Proud of you Serving Our Country!
    Good Luck,
    Jack “Grouse Commander” Rosenswie
    Smethport, PA

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Here is a picture of 3 Lion Country Setters pointing a grouse in the Allegheny National Forest, Saturday.




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  1. Timothy Bennett

    very nice pic I hunt setters to from the old ryman lines they are the best dogs ever

  2. Walter E. Premru

    Did you get the grouse? penny rex

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Merry Xmas! I’ll share this photo of my daughter Julie’s 2 Rescue dogs. She is a real dog lover and an excellent trainer (Also our bookkeeper at Lion Country Supply.) The one white shepherd wasn’t enough. She took on a second to train for adoption. So he’d have a friend. The standard color should go to a new home today just in time for Christmas.

Good job Julie!

Love Dad.

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Worst weather ever for 1st day of buck season in Pa., maybe ever.
It rained all day. This is the view from my deer stand in the middle of The Birdog Training Grounds. No one moving -not man or deer. I loved it anyway.
Some Huns we’re moving about in spite of the rain. They were feeding in the Sorghum strips eating fallen millet and sunflower seeds. My hard work this summer grooming the fields made for a satisfying day in my new perch.
The big bucks we were watching are safe for now. Hope to see them next summer and fall feeding in the clover.
I hope my planned airbnb guests enjoy them while visiting for Penn State games and enjoying the State College, just  8 miles away.
Back to running bird dogs.
– Buck

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  1. Rob Brewer

    need advice on lyme disease. Need a good knowledgeable doc for consultation. Who do you know that is good?
    ps. I did design for several of your catalog items,whelping box, bird box,etc.

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Feel that?  That cool crisp air in the mornings. Thought it would never come.

Smell the leaves. Hey. Watch the dogs how pace in the kennel. They know.

It’s finally here. Our time. The dogs and the hunters time. We both feel it.

Fall. Autumn. Hunting season.

All one and the same. Our favorite time of the whole year is here. Yep. Better get going.

Time to pray for a frost later. A hard one. Knock the leaves down to the forest floor. Nicest walking on the planet.

Pray it knocks the ticks.

and the swarming mosquitos down too.

Time to stop thinking. Let’s just go. Time to run dogs in all your best spots. Find some broods. No? Try that new spot where the well man saw 8 grouse.

No? We know the  resident woodcock in the usual wet bottoms, will be there. Its where we, my dogs and I- will head after the early grouse run each morning at least until late morning when it gets too hot for the black mud and spring seeps to cool us off.

Together we become a team again as we both tune into the woods. Man and dog with a single purpose – find birds. We have to…check all “our” special spots especially   ‘the thick and uncivil sort of places’, real hunters go with the dogs they love.

Oh boy…..It’s time…..let’s go.


2 comments to “Time to Go By Buck”

  1. Jim D

    Well Buck I took your advice and took my dogs out and hit all my favorite honey holes. However, there were no birds there this year. So we ventured out looking for new “thick and uncivil places”. At that point I decided To let the dogs go. Get out there 100+ Yards and I just followed them. And lo and behold my garmin went off and it was time for me to pick up the pace and get to where the dogs were locked up on point. And so it began. We had 7 flushes and 2 in the bag.

  2. Rob Brewer

    Please email me about lyme disease treatment and doctors in area. Little buggers have bit me as well.

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  1. Jeff White

    Thats funny right there

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