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The bulk of a flushing dog's training can be achieved in three months. Here's what you should expect to accomplish.90-Day Training Checklist

90-Day Training Checklist

Jerry Ray Cacchio

The bulk of a flushing dog's training can be achieved in three months. Here's what you should...

The best training results come from carefully balanced, controlled training combined with your pup's natural talent.Find Balance for Best Training Results

Find Balance for Best Training Results

Jeremy Moore

The best training results come from carefully balanced, controlled training combined with your...

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You'll want to take action to prevent in-blind whimpering before it starts!Why Your Retriever is Whining, and How to Stop it — Fast!

Why Your Retriever is Whining, and How to Stop it — Fast!

Ed Bailey

You'll want to take action to prevent in-blind whimpering before it starts!

With a bit of pre-training, your gun dog can easily hunt in a new environment with a bird it has little experience with.Will New Birds, Places Cause Your Dog Problems?

Will New Birds, Places Cause Your Dog Problems?

With a bit of pre-training, your gun dog can easily hunt in a new environment with a bird it...

Health & Nutrition

The standard is to rest your bird dog at least a day between hunts. Some handlers even say two days of rest is better.Even Well-Conditioned Gun Dogs Need Rest

Even Well-Conditioned Gun Dogs Need Rest

Dave Carty

The standard is to rest your bird dog at least a day between hunts. Some handlers even say two...

Persistent myths related to dog health have lingered too long.Busting 5 Common Gun Dog Medical Myths

Busting 5 Common Gun Dog Medical Myths

Seth Bynum, DVM

Persistent myths related to dog health have lingered too long.

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Do you really understand what your hunting dog needs from his food? Nutritional Requirements for Gun Dogs

Nutritional Requirements for Gun Dogs

Mark Chestnut

Do you really understand what your hunting dog needs from his food?

A World Champion sled-dog racer and veterinarian discusses how vital, and fun, conditioning is for your bird dog. Conditioning Tips from a Sled-Dog Champion

Conditioning Tips from a Sled-Dog Champion

Dave Carty

A World Champion sled-dog racer and veterinarian discusses how vital, and fun, conditioning is...

How-To

When Eastern hunters head west, the learning curve is steep, but oh so enjoyable.Big Country Flushers: DIY Hunting in the Midwest

Big Country Flushers: DIY Hunting in the Midwest

Tony J. Peterson

When Eastern hunters head west, the learning curve is steep, but oh so enjoyable.

Grab your gun, camping gear, and bird dog and hit the road for an epic adventure this fall.Plan a DIY Upland Hunting Road Trip

Plan a DIY Upland Hunting Road Trip

Kali Parmley

Grab your gun, camping gear, and bird dog and hit the road for an epic adventure this fall.

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A few common tools will keep your pup clean and comfortable in the field.Grooming Tips for Gun Dogs

Grooming Tips for Gun Dogs

Dave Carty

A few common tools will keep your pup clean and comfortable in the field.

If you think you can't own a piece of bird hunting ground, think again! Finding land in your price range just takes a little creativity.Paradise Possible: Your Own Bird Hunting Land

Paradise Possible: Your Own Bird Hunting Land

Tony J. Peterson

If you think you can't own a piece of bird hunting ground, think again! Finding land in your...

In the Field

How to trash-break your dog from “off game,” and why it's important. Keeping Your Dog Away from Off Game

Keeping Your Dog Away from Off Game

Bob West

How to trash-break your dog from “off game,” and why it's important.

Thinking about, and training for, the most common dangers found in upland environments.Teaching Your Gun Dog Field Awareness

Teaching Your Gun Dog Field Awareness

Tom Dokken

Thinking about, and training for, the most common dangers found in upland environments.

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While some see twofold the shenanigans, others see a well-oiled hunting trifecta.Gun Dogs: 2 Is Better Than 1

Gun Dogs: 2 Is Better Than 1

Ben Brettingen

While some see twofold the shenanigans, others see a well-oiled hunting trifecta.

On Point

You might be surprised to learn the impact of your pup's sense of smell.How Important Is a Gun Dog's Nose?

How Important Is a Gun Dog's Nose?

Dave Carty

You might be surprised to learn the impact of your pup's sense of smell.

The Retrieve

Geese demand special consideration given their size and occasional nastiness.Teaching Your Retriever to Handle Big Birds

Teaching Your Retriever to Handle Big Birds

Tom Dokken

Geese demand special consideration given their size and occasional nastiness.

Here's how to keep your hunting partner from slipping out of range.Keep Your Flushing Dog within Shotgun Range

Keep Your Flushing Dog within Shotgun Range

Tom Dokken

Here's how to keep your hunting partner from slipping out of range.

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Handling and know-how are essential to a valuable retriever in this setting.Bay Dog: Making Great Big-Water Retrievers

Bay Dog: Making Great Big-Water Retrievers

John Gordon

Handling and know-how are essential to a valuable retriever in this setting.

Upland Bird

These are the must-hunt hotspots for mixed-bag opportunities.6 DIY Upland Destinations to Hunt This Fall

6 DIY Upland Destinations to Hunt This Fall

Tony J. Peterson

These are the must-hunt hotspots for mixed-bag opportunities.

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The pursuit of grouse on the last frontier is a most worthy upland endeavor.Hunting Sharp-Tailed Grouse in Alaska

Hunting Sharp-Tailed Grouse in Alaska

James M. McCann

The pursuit of grouse on the last frontier is a most worthy upland endeavor.

Get your gun dog on public land roosters when most hunters have given up for the season.Hunting Late-Season Pheasants on Public Land

Hunting Late-Season Pheasants on Public Land

Tony J. Peterson

Get your gun dog on public land roosters when most hunters have given up for the season.

Migratory Bird

A bucket-list waterfowl hunt on Utah's GSL tests this hunter's prowess, as well as his Beretta.Hunting Green-Winged Teal on the Great Salt Lake

Hunting Green-Winged Teal on the Great Salt Lake

Brad Fitzpatrick

A bucket-list waterfowl hunt on Utah's GSL tests this hunter's prowess, as well as his Beretta.

Flooded with honkers, French Canada can serve up one heck of a wood duck shoot, too.

 (PhotoAn Ontario Goose Spectacular

An Ontario Goose Spectacular

Joe Genzel - April 11, 2018

Flooded with honkers, French Canada can serve up one heck of a wood duck shoot, too. (Photo

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Author John Gordon says that it takes a steady retriever to not break under the pressure. He gives his proper field dog protocol here.Field Dog Protocol

Field Dog Protocol

John Gordon - February 13, 2018

Author John Gordon says that it takes a steady retriever to not break under the pressure. He...

I've never been accused of being sane, especially when it comes to waterfowling, so when my buddyNorth by Northwest: 3,200 Miles for Waterfowl

North by Northwest: 3,200 Miles for Waterfowl

David Draper - November 08, 2016

I've never been accused of being sane, especially when it comes to waterfowling, so when my...

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