Posts Tagged ‘Labrador Retriever’

Dog of the Day: “Buster”

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Buster

“Buster,” Dave Lardy’s Labrador retriever, was the type of companion every dog owner dreams of. The sharp-looking, hard-hunting Lab passed away this April. “He never growled, mistreated or blew off a single person he ever met. He was an extremely friendly dog, always happy to meet new people. Besides shedding his white hair on a black pair of slacks, there was nothing a person could hold against Buster,” says Dave’s son, Ben Lardy. Buster helped introduce both Dave and Ben to hunting. “He could sniff out a table scrap small enough to be invisible to the human eye, but would also track a downed bird like it was his life’s mission,” says Ben, who is now a Pheasants Forever farm bill biologist.

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: “Hoot”

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Hoot

“Hoot” is Jeremiah Neubert’s four-year-old Lab, a pheasant hunting machine. In October, Hoot retrieved six roosters for Jeremy and hunting partner, his dad Marvin, near Strasberg, North Dakota. Neubert and Hoot returned in January to the same location with similar results. “I know that Hoot is itching for pheasant hunting to open again this coming October,” Neubert 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: “Bree”

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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Brady Collins, from Benson, Minnesota, says his Labrador retriever, “Bree,” can be a bit of a diva at times, but she’s a true hunter. “We had a great first season last year,” he says of his time afield with Bree, who retrieved more than 100 combined pheasants and ducks, “We’re patiently waiting for fall to chase more birds!” Collins volunteers with the Swift County Pheasants Forever chapter, serving as a committee member.

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: “Murphy”

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

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Mike Masters handled his three-year-old black Labrador retriever, “Murphy,” on this successful North Dakota pheasant hunt.

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: “Maverick”

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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“Maverick,” a five-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, has turned into the type of gun dog that every hunter dreams of. “Not by my own doing,” says owner Dr. Eric Ruhland, “Yes, there has been some hard training, but sometimes a guy just gets lucky.” In addition to his skills in the field, Maverick is also the “official” blood donor to the St. Paul Pet Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, which Ruhland owns. “He’s saved the lives of many of his dog peers and continues to work in the field even a few days after he’s saved a life,” Ruhland says, “I truly cherish his company every day.”

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: “Josey”

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Chris Limmer and his Labrador retriever, “Josey,” fought through the snow and cold to a limit of public land roosters in South Dakota on an early January hunt.

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: “Coco”

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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It was a tough day, just 22 degrees with winds gusting to 20 miles per hour, but “Coco,” Matt Jacobus’ Labrador retriever, found these Thanksgiving break roosters near Ellendale, North Dakota. “Bird counts are definitely lower this year, but Coco always seems to find the birds to fill our bag!” Jacobus says of his eight-year-old field 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: “Hadgie”

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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“Hadgie,” Steve Hutchins’ 10-year-old field veteran Lab, basked in the November sun after retrieving a limit of roosters in southwest North Dakota.

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Dog of the Day: “Chase”

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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Fargo, North Dakota’s Brandon Lee was proud of his Labrador retriever, “Chase,” who worked these roosters up on an in-state hunt.

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Dog of the Day: “Cooper”

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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Bart Engelking is the proud owner of “Cooper,” his yellow Labrador retriever. Engelking was extra proud after this hunt in which the duo scored their first rooster double.

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.