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Christmas eve goose hunt

Although I’m not a goose hunter I won’t pass up an opportunity when it presents itself. So December 24, I took my little huntress Mia and set up on some bluffs overlooking the river, hoping to bag some geese during … Continue reading

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A rainy bird hunt

Neither rain, nor wind, nor flash flood warnings could deter Doc and me from hunting on the final day of Sage Grouse season. The 45 degree temperature was comfortable for hunting although I did become a little chilled after the … Continue reading

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Mia’s opening day hunt

Since Doc got to go Ruffed Grouse hunting, it was only fair to take Mia on the opening day of Partridge and Sage Grouse season. She hunted hard and hunted well, and had a great time of it. For an … Continue reading

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Final tuneup

I’m going to be handling Doc, Mia and Elettra in next week’s double-double hunt tests, so this weekend was their final tuneup. Testing three dogs in two days will certainly keep me busy, so hopefully the bracings will be favorable. … Continue reading

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Mia’s tough retrieves

Mia’s tough retrieves On Saturday’s duck hunt, I asked a lot of Mia and she responded quite well under challenging conditions. The temperature was in the 20’s with a stiff wind, however a light jacket was all that was necessary … Continue reading

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Mia and Elettra together again

Elettra’s been doing very well with her refresher training so I figured it was time to reward her with a short 3-hour hunt at the nearby Wildlife Management Area (WMA). I braced her with Mia and was once again out … Continue reading

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Back to retrieving

We went back to retrieving drills this past Sunday and while the Doc and Mia did okay on their long retrieves, the angles were a little too much. In the diagram,  #1-4 represent two sets of retrieves we ran with the … Continue reading

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