Tom Poorker, Founder of Focus Outdoors.
Tom owns and operates Midwest Gundog Kennels in Foreston, Minnesota. With over 30 years experience, Midwest Gundog Kennels is one of the longest tenured gun dog facilities in the Midwest. He has trained dogs to titles in AKC hunt tests and field trials (pointing dogs), NASTRA, NAVHDA and several hunting titles.
In addition to training, Tom does speaking engagements focused on gun dogs. He has presented at Game Fair in Anoka, Minnesota from 1997 through the present, Pheasant Fest from 2003 through the present, and numerous other seminars at dog clubs, sporting good stores and other dog events. He also attends events including The Northwest Sport Show, St. Cloud Sport Show and others in Duluth, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota.
Tom is the Co-Founder of the National Upland Classic Series, an AKC hunt test Judge (pointer division), a radio personality and a published author. He also has guided waterfowl in Iowa and Minnesota, has been a ruffed grouse guide for over 20 years and guided upland bird hunts in South Dakota.