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Opening day duck hunt with Doc and Elettra

Saturday was opening day of the waterfowl hunting season for this region of the state, so I took Doc and Elettra. There are still times when it hits us that Mia is no longer with us and hunting season is … Continue reading

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Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy (a.k.a. Green Therapy, Nature Therapy, Earth-Centered Therapy) is a new buzzword to me, but the term was coined by pastoral counselor Howard Clinebell in 1996. However its something I and perhaps most outdoor enthusiasts already know – nature is … Continue reading

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Meatballs for your hunting dogs

I don’t recall if it was Bill Tarrant or Delmar Smith who came up with the idea, but for the past few years we’ve made the honey-filled snacks to take out in the field with me. This is the Parmesan … Continue reading

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What’s in your hunting pack?

When you’re out in the field, you can never be too prepared but then you can’t be running around the hills like a pack horse either. With hunting season approaching, it may be a good time to evaluate where you … Continue reading

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Goodbye little miss Mia

Our Silver Anniversary was spent dining on pizza, watching TV, and snuggling with our beautiful little brown roan for the last time. Wednesday morning, we were with Mia when she crossed the rainbow bridge. I had mentioned in a previous … Continue reading

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Close call on a dog fight

A Malamute lives at one of the houses that we pass while walking the guys, and is either chained up or kept in the back yard. That wasn’t the case last Friday as the owners and dog, unchained, were in … Continue reading

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An off off-season

With six weeks until hunting season begins, I’ve still yet to do any training with the guys and have decided to scrap my plans for testing them this fall, instead, the focus will be on getting them in shape for … Continue reading

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