Archive for the ‘Dogs’ Category

Dog of the Day: “Smokie”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Smokie

Justin Nagel, a Pheasants Forever Life Member from Fort Pierre, S.D., has been introducing his new black Labrador retriever, “Smokie,” to the nearby grasslands and the pair will enjoy their first pheasant hunting season together this autumn.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Jasper”

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Jasper

“Jasper,” Keith Laylon’s English springer spaniel, flushed and retrieved this rooster. “Check out his eyes,” a proud Laylon says.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Brody”

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Brody

Jason Anderson’s 3-year-old English cocker spaniel, “Brody,” worked up these roosters while pheasant hunting in South Dakota in 2013.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

 

Dog of the Day: “Chief”

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Chief

“Chief” is Don Damron’s 4-month old German wirehaired pointer and his new Illinois upland hunting partner.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Sam”

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Sam

Deep Forest Just Weimaraner, call name “Sam,” is Melanie van Balkom’s Weimaraner. “He loves hunting because this is what he is made for,” van Balkom says, “I am blessed with such an amazing boy.”

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Jack”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Jack

Robert Masters and his 3-year-old black Lab, “Jack,” found rooster success in North Dakota.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Blu”

Friday, September 19th, 2014

 

Blu

David Scheer’s setter “Blu” is ready for another season of pursuing upland birds. Scheer and Blue reside in Minnesota.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Mack”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Mack

Sam Mahn and his 2-year-old English springer spaniel, “Mack,” found this rooster on a post-work, public land pheasant hunt near Glencoe, Minn.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “River”

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Brittany Bohland and “River.” River is half golden retriever, half Lab and 100% hunting dog.

Brittany Bohland, a Pheasants Forever member in Minnesota, checked in with a report on her pup’s successful weekend.

This was River’s first qualifying score towards her Working Upland Retriever Title with the North American Hunting Retriever Association. Our local NAHRA club – Four Points Retriever Club – was the first to host the *NEW* Upland Retriever Program test, which puts focus on the use of trained hunting retrievers as conservation tools and puts a dog’s skillset to the test against a written set of field test standards. Dog and handler teams are given several realistic hunting scenarios and are scored on a scale of 0-10 against a standard of how well they complete each task. An overall minimum of 80% must be earned in order for a score to be considered “qualifying.”

 

Since River is non-purebred and spayed, the titles really don’t mean anything for us; we just enjoy playing the games! By participating in these hunt tests, I’ve found a way to gauge where we are in terms of our skill level and set training goals to work on so that we will be in our best form when the actual hunting season gets here. The hunt test games and training have also brought me in contact with some fantastic like-minded dog people, and I’ve developed several strong friendships through a mutual love of dogs and hunting. It’s been a fun ride so far, and I hope we’ll keep our success rolling all the way up to the Senior/Master level!

Follow Brittany & River on Twitter @gundoggal

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.

Dog of the Day: “Beacon”

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

 

Beacon

“Beacon” is Ashley Boutell’s German shorthaired pointer. “In celebration of all the children going back to school yesterday, I took this picture of Beacon’s ‘first day back to school,’” said Boutell.

Have your own bird dog photo you’d like to share? Email it to Anthony Hauck, Pheasants Forever’s online editor, at ahauck@pheasantsforever.org.