Sport: Dog's Best Friend

At 63 he has a thatch of hair that is solid grey. But Alabama's Clyde Morton is as lean and tough as a bottomland sapling, and he still has a young man's grace when he swings a long leg over the saddle and rides out to the field trials to match his bird dogs against the best in the nation. Rival trainers unabashedly gawk when Morton and his pointers begin to hunt for quail in the South's winter-barren cornfields and amid the tufts of sedge and lespedeza. "Clyde Morton," says one owner, "is to...

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