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The Unholy Art of Hunting Woodcock Without a Dog

Hunting woodcock without a dog is a culture in of itself. Long before being submerged into the vast realm of gun dogs, a subculture amongst a subculture. Like many of Northwoods bird hunters, I took up hunting woodcock without a dog. It is by no means an easy undertaking and now...

How to Recover More Birds Without a Dog

Do you use these strategies to recover more birds without a dog? If you’ve been hunting long enough, you probably know the feeling. After...

How to Choose Shot Sizes and Chokes by the Seasons – Grouse Hunting

Knowing how to choose shot sizes and chokes for grouse hunting can increase your success. Let’s be honest, there are a lot of mistakes...

How to Identify American Woodcock Habitat

Where to Find American Woodcock Habitat Throughout the Country The American woodcock shares a lot of its range and prime habitat with the...

Ring-Necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) – Species Profile

History of the Exotic Ring-Necked Pheasant of the Prairie The pheasant has a very interesting history in this country. Usually, exotic...

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The Unholy Art of Hunting Woodcock Without a Dog

Hunting woodcock without a dog is a culture in of itself. Long before being submerged into the vast realm of gun dogs, a subculture amongst a subculture. Like many of Northwoods...

How to Recover More Birds Without a Dog

Do you use these strategies to recover more birds without a dog? If you’ve been hunting long enough, you probably know the feeling. After taking a shot at an upland bird (be it...

How to Choose Shot Sizes and Chokes by the Seasons – Grouse Hunting

Knowing how to choose shot sizes and chokes for grouse hunting can increase your success. Let’s be honest, there are a lot of mistakes that can be made while hunting upland...

How to Identify American Woodcock Habitat

Where to Find American Woodcock Habitat Throughout the Country The American woodcock shares a lot of its range and prime habitat with the ruffed grouse, making them two of the...

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The Other Reasons We Buy Hunting Dogs

There are many reasons unrelated to wingshooting that we buy hunting dogs. The decision to get a hunting dog puppy was made last spring. Though that decision was not necessarily...

Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper, and GPS?

Bird Dog Tracking with a Bell, Beeper and GPS may be more practical than you think. Imagine yourself and a trusted hunting buddy making your way through a favorite cover on a...

Gun Dog Training – Five Things a Novice Should Know

First Time Advice on Gun Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of gun dog training is no small feat. It is a world of obstacles, failures, and defeat. But...

Choosing our Bird Dog Commands Carefully

Confessions from a Novice Dog Handler on Bird Dog Commands When I was preparing to get my first puppy I did not think much about the words associated with bird dog commands....

I Need More Training than my Gun Dog

Our own abilities, and dedication are the solid foundation of gun dog training – Confessions of a first time gun dog trainer. As I progress throughout year one of my first...

To Steady or Not To Steady

Is steady training worth the time and investment with a gun dog? Dog One on point. Dog Two hurtles in around a thick tangle of juniper and slams the back, honoring his bracemate....