6 Of The Greatest Modern Hunting Dog Stories

We’ve been here a hundred times, you and me, hunting the old slough behind the line of rattle-branch cottonwoods. We stay away during deer season, but only partly because we both think a big old Milk River buck might show up someday and we don’t want to scare him off.

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Dock Jumping: A Friendly Competition

Every August I give seminars at the Game Fair in Anoka, Minnesota. The event is six days of anything and everything to do with sporting dogs and is truly worth seeing. While there is something for every bird-dog lover at the Game Fair, there is one area that always draws a serious crowd — the dock-jumping event.

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5 Tips For Dealing With Puppy Energy

It's really easy to forget how much trouble puppies are. I know they are cute and no one is more of a sucker for a squishface Lab or golden than your's truly, but they are also a lot of work. And they can reach levels of annoyance that are almost unbearable.

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Summer Bird Dog Training Essentials

Every time I hear someone say that they hunt their dog into shape, I cringe. There are two reasons for my reaction. The first is that it's absolutely unfair to get a dog little to no exercise and then expect them to hunt hard as soon as the opening bell rings. None of us would run a marathon with zero training, and we shouldn't ask our dogs to either.

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