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.
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