Archive for the ‘Dogs’ Category

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.

Dog of the Day: “Dakota”

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Dakota

“Dakota” is Kyle Boyd’s 4-month-old German shorthaired pointer. “Looking forward to his first season this fall,” Boyd 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: “Kota”

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Kota

“Kota” is Tom Sweet’s pheasant and duck hunting machine. “Here’s Kota proving the benefits of a properly-managed Waterfowl Production Area,” Sweet says, “Kota was 2-years-old at the time of this photo, hunting on opening day 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: “Lacey”

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Lacey

“Lacey” is Shawn Garvey’s 6-year-old English setter. “She lives to hunt,” Garvey 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: “Honey”

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Honey

“Honey” is Matt Petersen’s 1-year-old German wirehaired pointer. “She’s coming on strong and just about ready for the upcoming bird season,” Petersen 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: “Waylan”

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Waylan

“Waylan” was a well-rounded dog and extremely good at everything he did,” owner Kyle Vandyke said of his yellow Labrador retriever, “Whether it be the field, the swamp or at home. He was an amazing dog.” Waylan passed away due to cancer in 2014.

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: “Tank”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Tank

“Tank” is Mike Gruenke’s pointing yellow Labrador retriever, found these roosters on a pheasant hunt with Gruenke and his son, Brian.

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.