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Doc’s retrieve and duck search

I’ve attached a video of Friday’s duck hunt. Doc had just returned with the duck I had shot when a wounded duck went scrambling through the brush. I sent Doc after it, but after nearly half-an-hour of searching, he went … Continue reading

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Afternoon hunt with the boys

Doc and Elvis braced well on Monday’s Pheasant hunt, and I had a lot of fun watching the (half) brothers work together. Elvis got the first point with Doc honoring, but Doc got the retrieve. The birds were holding tight … Continue reading

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Afternoon hunt with Doc

If you follow my blog, you know that Doc’s hunting has suffered from lack of training this year. I believe that dogs – at least mine – can work some issues out for themselves and in doing so, learn better … Continue reading

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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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