Posts Tagged ‘Labrador Retriever’

Dog of the Day: “Zip” & “Anna”

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

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Jeff Ratledge says his wirehaired pointing griffon, “Zip,” and my dad’s Lab, “Anna,” make a pretty good team. “This photo was taken last year, on our last day on a Walk-In Area tract near Bristol, S.D.   We managed to find birds every day last year, and can’t wait to go again.”

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: “Daisy”

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

 

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Ron Prorok, treasurer with the Lyon County Chapter of Pheasants Forever, and “Daisy” bagged this rooster on a Wildlife Management Area north of Marshall, Minn., during Pheasants Forever’s 2014 Rooster Road Trip.

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.

Dogs of the Day: “Beau” & “Birdie”

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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Sisters from a different mister? “Beau,” Andrew Vavra’s Labrador retriever, and “Birdie,” Mike Blaalid’s Labrador retriever, may not be related, but they sure look alike and love chasing roosters together. Vavra is Pheasants Forever’s marketing manager, and Blaalid is a Pheasants Forever farm bill wildlife biologist near Mitchell, S.D., who helps landowners enroll in conservation programs that protect and create upland habitat.

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: “Ensign”

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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We’ve met a few other flushing dog fanatics already on our trip up through North Dakota, but it’s Brad Darr’s Labrador retriever who will linger in our minds as we make the rest of our journey.

A Pheasants Forever supporter from Bismarck, Darr and “Ensign” happened to be hunting a PLOTS parcel Team Flusher wanted in on, and we caught up with him to see what ground he hadn’t covered.

It turns out Darr is getting 10-year-old Ensign – named after the junior naval rank – out as much as possible this season. The vet has given Ensign, who is suffering from heart disease, just months to live. While Ensign’s body has weakened, his eyes are eager and his hunting heart – separate from the beating organ – remains as strong as ever. It was inspiring to see this bird dog brimming with desire, and also a reminder, though somewhat painful, to enjoy every minute with our flushing buddies.

Darr said he named his Lab pup “Ensign” after his own military background and also because he wanted to “outrank” his dog. It’s fair to say after a career of flushing and retrieving – service time measured in dog years – these days Ensign is pulling rank.

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: “Ranger”

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

 

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“Ranger,” a 7-year-old Labrador retriever, and owner Rex Stallings found success in the pheasant fields of South 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: “Kaiya”

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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Kaiya, Kris Chisholm’s Labrador retriever, earned these two longtails in the uplands of 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: “Rider”

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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“Rider,” Aaron Esquibel’s Labrador retriever, had a great opening to the 2014 pheasant hunting season 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: “Tonks”

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Jim Ristau and his new Labrador retriever pup, “Tonks,” found some early season upland action at a South Dakota Walk-In Area. Ristau is a Pheasants Forever farm bill wildlife biologist from Chamberlain.

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: “Smokie”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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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: “Rory”

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Kyle Boyd and his 4-year-old Labrador retriever, “Rory,” found these roosters in a Kansas Walk-In Hunting Access (WIHA) field.

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.