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A Lost Dog

Posted on Wednesday 1st February 2023 05:49:35 PM

It was July 15, 2003 and Billy Culp was fixin’ to turn loose for a workout his first green derby of the season. He was training this year on a new place just east of Lignite and south of Route 5. There were twenty pointing dog trainers working within a forty-mile radius of Billy , two hundred or more in the state, some serious pros, some serious amateurs, some just guys with a dog or two and a pickup truck.

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How Nutrition Supports Trainability in Your Sporting Breed Puppy

Posted on Sunday 29th January 2023 09:08:12 AM

Sporting breed puppies have a lot to learn. Nutrition that fuels healthy brain function and learning supports a puppy’s ability to master a variety of tasks. Puppy diets that contain clinically proven levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can provide a training edge.

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Hunting Those Cold, Wet Winter Days in the Fields and Woods for Pheasants

Posted on Sunday 22nd January 2023 03:12:54 PM

We had parked a half-of-mile down the road. A couple of dozen roosters stood idle in the field. They resembled tiny black checkmarks from a distance against the white backdrop. Every once-in-a-while some would scoot in and out of brush piles and thickets. The snow had covered the land. Tufts of yellow grass were scattered across the field. Most of the grass had been covered by the snow. With no where to hide, the birds found refuge in what little cover they could find. This meant flocks of pheasants sheltering up together out of the elements. A small woodlot seemed to be providing roosters a place to get out of the wind and cold. According to the map the public parcel included an adjacent field of sorghum.

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First Season Expectations

Posted on Sunday 15th January 2023 07:15:59 PM

You’ve built up to your pup’s first hunting season—but what should you expect from your young dog? The experts weigh in.

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The Bond

Posted on Thursday 29th December 2022 07:12:25 AM

Josh Billings once said, “A dog is the only being on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” This is something that has proven to be true time and time again. There is an undeniable bond between owner and canine.

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Posted on Sunday 18th December 2022 09:04:49 AM

Wars between son-in-law and mother-in-law are endemic in our culture, perhaps pandemic in wealthy families and especially when son is Dixie-born and bred and mother-in-law a Yankee. So it was between Eloise Crump of Boston and Doug Hall of Thomasville, husband of Eloise’s daughter Charlotte.

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Posted on Tuesday 13th December 2022 08:58:33 PM

Marshall Loftin was a dog man, pure and simple. Fox hounds, cat hounds, catch dogs, high dollar bird dogs, dogs, it didn’t matter, he could get more out of them than any man I’ve ever known. But, if he was a dog man, and he was, he was more so a keen observer and student of his fellow man. He dealt, with a high level of success, with millionaires, and poor sharecroppers alike. Doctors, slick horse traders, lawyers, wealthy businessmen, weekend rabbit hunters, and even I, counted Marshall as a friend and gave him plenty respect, though I never knew him to request it. Accounts of his interactions are many, I’ll relate one of my favorite.

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Understanding Bird Scent – Part 4 The Dead Bird

Posted on Friday 9th December 2022 04:11:16 PM

You’ve just made a nice on-the-wing shot on a flushing bird. The bird drops and your dog even marks the drop of the bird. You release your dog for the retrieve. What’s wrong…the dog is searching everywhere but can’t find the bird. Whether in the forested ruffed grouse woods or the prairies, we’ve all seen this scenario over and over. Why?

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Posted on Monday 28th November 2022 05:37:17 PM

It was a rainy March Friday with more rain forecast for the weekend. Ben and Sam had endured a horrid week in their practices of law and medicine, but it was finally over. They sat in captains’ chairs in Ben’s library-conference room with a fifth of The Macallan 12 open on the table before them and thick insulated short glasses in their hands, each holding three fingers of the bottle’s contents. They had been silent for five minutes. They heard the outside door close behind Ben’s PIC (“Person in Charge”), Joanne, as she left for her weekly dance lesson.

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Quail…Are They Still Around?

Posted on Monday 21st November 2022 06:26:13 PM

You betcha! Well, at least in Kansas. Talk of the good ol’ days are annoying, because they’re here!

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Upland Hunter

Posted on Sunday 20th November 2022 11:49:28 AM

Do you have an Upland Hunter that's difficult to buy for? Below you'll find a list of items that would make any Upland Hunter happy.

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Key Nutrients that support a dog’s muscular system

Posted on Friday 18th November 2022 10:16:04 PM

Featuring Russ Kelly, M.S., Eukanuba and Royal Canin Pet Health and Nutrition Center

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Understanding Bird Scent-Part 3 The Dogs Nose

Posted on Monday 31st October 2022 05:39:15 PM

The canine nose - truly one of nature's most amazing accomplishments. A dog's nose not only dominates her face, but her brain, as well. In fact, a dog relies on her sense of smell to interpret her world, in much the same way as people depend on their sight. Although this contrasting world view may be hard to imagine, know that your dog interprets as much information as you do. However, she does much of this by smelling an object or animal, not by staring at it. (Stanley Coren, Sarah Hodgson, Understanding A Dog's Sense of Smell).

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Puppy or Older dog

Posted on Wednesday 26th October 2022 06:36:48 PM

So `Goose` is getting older and you are thinking about a new puppy. Or maybe you lost your pet and are starting to look for another one. Remember first of all there is only one `Goose`. Nothing or nobody can replace him. He was the one we have all had or want to have. He may not have been a Field Trial Champion but to us he was better. Goose just fits our family. Do we get a puppy or an older pup out of the puppy stage? Each family must make a decision of what works best for them. I am going to give you the pros and cons for young puppies verses older puppies for sporting dogs. Of course, many decisions must be made like, breed, pedigree, what or how will I use Goose Jr? Will I hunt test, field trial, or just hunt?

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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment - Whipworms

Posted on Monday 17th October 2022 06:13:05 PM

A common parasite in dogs, whipworms infect your pet's colon and small intestine, causing symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, and weight loss. They are hard to treat, but fortunately, whipworms are not transmittable to humans or cats and can be easily prevented. In this article, we'll discuss the causes of whipworms in dogs, their symptoms, and how they can be treated.

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