Bird Dog & Retriever News

October / November 2003 issue Page 5

 October/November 2003 Now in our thirteenth year.

Welcome to the October/November issue of Bird Dog & Retriever News. Bird seasons have arrived, time to have fun! These past two months since we last talked have been perhaps the busiest and enjoyable I have had in a long time. As I told you in last issue I went to press last issue with no dogs. Well they are back from their respective trainers and if I were to use one word to describe the difference it would be "Class". Scooby and Jenny have both come to a new level after a month with the trainers. And if you haven't ever invested in one, you should. At about $20 a day it is the best investment you will ever make in your dog or hunting. Since getting them back both Scooby and Jenny have passed three out of four of their Junior Hunter tests. Scooby had a fail because of a dropped bird and Jenny bumped a bird and pointed one "I" could not find, otherwise they would have gone four for four... so we run one more day. But both dogs looked spectacular in the field.
Then last week Ron and I were invited to a writer's camp in Clark, South Dakota to hunt pheasants and Canada Goose. And to try out some of the latest and greatest new products. It was an incredible day Ron and I will talk about for years to come. The camp was put on by Oak Tree Kennels and Lodge and Knock'm Down Productions. In next issue we will have a photo montage of the day. I hope by then Knock'm Down will have the video on their website so you can see for yourself what a day in heaven must be like.
If you own a dog or hunt you need to turn to page seven. American Field Publication has decided they no longer want their name associated with events that shoot birds and use guns. It's time to take a stand. We are pro-guns and pro-hunting, you need to decide for yourself who you support and where your support dollars are spent. If we start backing down now, we will not see hunting in a generation.
So what's in this issue? Looking for the latest in bird counts and seasons, we have them. Dave Duffey does a very timely article about running dogs in the heat and the cold. Jerry Thoms takes a look at a strange use for a VDD German Wirehair for finding "dead" people. Bob & Jody Iler take a look at teaching your pointing dog obedience. With all the hunt tests and field trials I have been I wish EVERYONE would read and heed what they say. Bill Hanus takes us along on a love affair with the 28 gauge... this one is gonna cost me the price of one. Stephen D. Carpenteri takes a look on how to best use Labs in the uplands.
Well that's it for now, I'm going out hunting... see you in the field... and take a kid along.

Dennis Guldan
Publisher Bird Dog & Retriever News
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