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Training

Audible commands are key handling and training tools, but you must stay consistent. Your dog doesn't speak English. Training

Consistent Commands for Gun Dog Training

Jerry Cacchio

Audible commands are key handling and training tools, but you must stay consistent. Your dog...

Shooting birds your dog doesn't point, or that he bumps, won't ruin him. Training

Should You Shoot Non-Pointed Birds?

Dave Carty

Shooting birds your dog doesn't point, or that he bumps, won't ruin him.

Training

Teaching Your Gun Dog the Kennel Up Command

Tom Dokken

"Kennel up" is a must-know command. Here's why and how.

Mold a pup into the kind of gun dog that knows when to stay and when to go. Training

Mix Obedience Training & Structured Hunting for Dual-Purpose Dogs

Tony J. Peterson

Mold a pup into the kind of gun dog that knows when to stay and when to go.

Health & Nutrition

The back half of the season requires special safety considerations. Health & Nutrition

How to Keep Your Gun Dog Safe in Cold Weather

Tom Dokken

The back half of the season requires special safety considerations.

Canine nutrition, supplements, and health-care products designed to keep your gun dog at the top of its game. Health & Nutrition

Performance-Boosting Products for Gun Dogs

Tony J. Peterson - October 04, 2019

Canine nutrition, supplements, and health-care products designed to keep your gun dog at the...

When your dog is working their tail off, it's up to you to help your dog recover as quickly as possible. Health & Nutrition

Maximizing Dog Endurance for Hunting & Competition

Bob West

When your dog is working their tail off, it's up to you to help your dog recover as quickly as...

Follow these tips to keep your pup healthy throughout summer training and early season hunts. Health & Nutrition

How to Keep Your Bird Dog Hydrated & Cool

Tom Dokken

Follow these tips to keep your pup healthy throughout summer training and early season hunts.

How-To

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

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. How-To

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.

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

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. How-To

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

Here's how to look for this hidden danger after a day in the field. In the Field

How to Inspect Your Dog for Grass Awns

Bob West

Here's how to look for this hidden danger after a day in the field.

There are a litany of ways an upland dog can get injured during the season, so do your part to reduce those risks. In the Field

How to Keep Your Upland Dog Safe in the Field

Tom Dokken

There are a litany of ways an upland dog can get injured during the season, so do your part to...

Follow these tips for managing the rush of going from training to days afield. In the Field

Tips for Your Gun Dog's First Day Afield

Jerry Cacchio

Follow these tips for managing the rush of going from training to days afield.

October can be the best but toughest month for grouse hunting. Follow these tips for more success! In the Field

How to Hunt October Grouse

Tony J. Peterson - September 25, 2018

October can be the best but toughest month for grouse hunting. Follow these tips for more...

On Point

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

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

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

Keep Your Flushing Dog within Shotgun Range

Tom Dokken

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

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

Bay Dog: Making Great Big-Water Retrievers

John Gordon

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

Upland Bird

Modern tech can help you find more ringnecks. Upland Bird

How to Hunt Pheasants on Public Land with Map Apps

Tony J. Peterson

Modern tech can help you find more ringnecks.

Check out these timely tips—and a cautionary tale—for pursuing chukars. Upland Bird

Tips for Safely Hunting Chukars

Ron Spomer

Check out these timely tips—and a cautionary tale—for pursuing chukars.

December is your month if you like having the woods and fields all to yourself for upland hunting. Upland Bird

The Public Land Oasis of December Upland Hunting

Tony J. Peterson

December is your month if you like having the woods and fields all to yourself for upland...

Take a stroll through the thick stuff with your upland dog to take advantage of the timberdoodle migration. Upland Bird

Woodcock Migration and Early-Season Hunting

Tony J. Peterson - September 04, 2018

Take a stroll through the thick stuff with your upland dog to take advantage of the...

Migratory Bird

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

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...

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

 (Photo Migratory Bird

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

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

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 buddy Migratory Bird

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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