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June/July 2019

Gun Dog Magazine is the best magazine for hunting enthusiasts who are owners of retrieving breeds. Each issue is guaranteed to be filled with useful information devoted to you, your dog and the sport of upland bird and waterfowl hunters.

United States
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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don’t do this

MY COUSIN RANDY works as a shooting coach at a gun club. He recently sent me this e-mail: I worked all day yesterday at the gun club. Great day. Weather was ideal, lots of people talking about guns, shooting styles, new equipment, upcoming tournaments, etc. Then a younger guy came in with his golden retriever pup. The pup was 7 months old, happy as could be and a blast to play around with. Then the guy announced that he wanted to get the puppy used to the gunfire and my heart sank. I tried to drop some subtle hints about not doing that because the trap fields were full of shooters and it was going to be sensory overload. The guy shrugged it off like he knew better. After they had shot some…

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gun dog

Publisher Laden Force 660-762-4343 Editor Rick R. Van Etten Associate Editor Joe Genzel Art Director Chuck Beasley Group Art Director David Kleckner Production Manager Terry Boyer Production Coordinator Al Ziegler ENDEMIC AD SALES National Endemic Sales Jim McConville • jim.mcconville@outdoorsg.com 5430 Manning, North Ridgeville, OH 44039 Phone: (440) 791-7017 Cell: 440/610-1009 Western Region Hutch Looney • hutch@hlooney.com Where to Go/Market Place Advertising Mark Thiffault • (800) 200-7885 Trading Post & Display Advertising Laden Force • laden.force@outdoorsg.com NATIONAL AD SALES Account Director - Detroit Office Kevin Donley (248) 798-4458 National Account Executive - Chicago Office Carl Benson (312) 955-0496 Direct Response Advertising/Non-Endemic Anthony Smyth (914) 693-8700 PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Jim Liberatore CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, PUBLISHING & BRANDED MEDIA Mike Carney EVP, GROUP PUBLISHER & OPERATIONS Derek Sevcik VP, CONSUMER MARKETING Peter Watt VP, MANUFACTURING Deb Daniels DIRECTOR, MARKETING Kim Shay SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION Connie Mendoza DIRECTOR, PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY Kyle Morgan OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN GROUP DIGITAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, FISHING Jeff Simpson DIGITAL EDITOR,…

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dock-diving boykin

I WANTED TO share a pic of my Boykin spaniel, Tucker. In 2018 he was the No. 3 ranked Boykin spaniel in North America Diving Dogs, with a personal best jump of 19 feet, 3 inches. He is also a waterfowl retrieving machine. Tucker is 21/2 and we hunt near Leonardtown, Maryland. Luke Martin JOE ARNETTE I was surprised to read that Joe has retired, but I respect his decision. I keep telling my son, “If I start writing crap, please tell me!” He’s a very good writer and does quite a bit for the Spokane newspaper. He thinks too much of me and the written word to not tell me. I hunted with Joe in Kansas many years ago—prairie chickens and pheasants. We hit it off very well, and I was sorry to…

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guns & gear

1 FOLLOW YOUR INSTINCTS Franchi has made a most formidable field gun with its new Instinct LX over/under. We have shot the L and SL models to death on skeet and roosters, and love them both. This version has a gorgeous walnut stock and Schnabel forend joined together by an engraved receiver with gold inlay. Available in 20- or 12-gauge, the safety-mounted selector allows shooters to pick which barrel fires first. franchiusa.com 2 FATHER’S DAY GIFT? We are saving our sheckles for a spendy auto-loader, and it will be tough to pass up the Fabarm L4S Deluxe if we ever get the truck, boat and house paid off...and the OK from our lovely wives. We’re suckers for intricate scroll work, and the Deluxe has a beauty of an engraving with gold inlay ducks…

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the right recall

TIME WAS, I thought the tone buttons on my e-collars were a waste of…tone. After all, I had a voice, and I had a whistle. I could (and can to this day) scream at a dog until my ears bleed. And my friends, with cause, may well consider me the poster boy for excess whistling. What’s more, if a dog continued to ignore me—hard to believe given my eminent stature in the dog-training universe, but still—I would march right out there and make him listen. So there. But nothing lasts forever, and my preconceived ideas about tone buttons, along with a whole bunch of other preconceived ideas I’d rather not go into, have fallen by the wayside. The reason? I was wrong. These days, the more I rely on my tone buttons…

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go live!

WORKING WITH BUMPERS and dummies is a year-round affair for most of our dogs, but actual contact with live (or recently alive) birds isn’t. In fact, by the time you get into the summer your dog will probably not have had contact with the real thing in several months. This can be a problem when the season opens, which is why it’s best to start addressing the live-bird issue long before September or October. There are several considerations to be made when dealing with actual birds in a training scenario, not the least of which is access to the real thing. DEAD ONES, LIVE ONES Just as a disclaimer, if anyone reading this is dealing with a young dog that hasn’t been introduced to feathers, don’t go looking for a good deal…