Gun Dog March/April 2020 (Puppy)

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.

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unconditional love

I’VE been in love, unconditionally, twice. The first time happened when I was eight years old, and my mom let me pick out my first puppy. She was a black Lab we named Abby. Abby wasn’t a bird dog, but she was great at catching snakes. She wasn’t much for fetch, but she loved when you threw rocks (but she wouldn’t retrieve them). And she was an expert at playing keep-away with one of your shoes. We grew up in rural Ohio together, and on every adventure to the woods or around the farm, Abby was by my side. At night, she slept in my bed, and we would fight over whose head got to lie on the pillow—she usually won. It was hard saying goodbye to Abby when I went to…

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camper suggestions?

MS. Parmley, thanks for the great article in your September 2019 issue (“Wild Bird Road Trip”). We live, hunt, and fish in Wyoming, but we want to hunt upland birds and waterfowl in surrounding states and travel to Canada and Alaska. What type of camping did you do? We’re too old for tents, plus we’re in bear country, so our options are camper trailer, convert a cargo trailer, or slide-in truck camper. We hunt with our dogs. Any thoughts? Mark & Janet Kami | via e-mail After traveling for weeks at a time and pitching a tent each night, I finally decided it was time to purchase my first trailer. I had a few requirements: I wanted to keep it simple (meaning no full-size campers with water tanks and sewage to worry…

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field tough!

CARHARTT RUGGED FLEX UPLAND FIELD PANT ➜ Carhartt has always been a leader in making tough, durable gear. The Rugged Flex Upland Field Pant from their hunting line is no different. The pants are made with water-repellent canvas to keep you dry while hiking through dew-soaked CRP, and are built to move thanks to Rugged Flex stretch technology. Front and back pockets, as well as a right-leg cell phone pocket, round out the package. $70–$75 | ➜ The Water Dog Collar from Over Under Clothing is made with a 1" Ripstop Nylon interior webbing encased in a waterproof polyurethane outer coating for durability and to withstand the elements. The collar is adorned with solid brass hardware and a shotgun shell that can be customized for an extra $12. Best part? It’s 100 percent…

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bella, be good: the series

BRINGING your new puppy home can be one of the most exciting things you will ever experience. It’s a feeling that can be difficult to describe to someone who has not been through it before. Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.” Simply put, me too. This column is a unique project for me, and it’s also a very natural extension of something that I have been working on now for some time. I believe that the most valuable offering I can provide to anyone interested in training their own dogs is to show them as much as possible when it comes to me training ours and our clients’ dogs in a very real and candid…

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kicked-up honey garlic honker legs

CANADA goose legs and thighs are often discarded by hunters who think they are tough and unpalatable. When you embrace the legs and thighs and cook them with care, you’re apt to consider them the best part of the bird. Braising is the best way to make legs fall-off-the-bone tender. Browning the meat, then cooking for a prolonged period in a liquid, will make the legs so tender you can eat every ounce of protein. Unlike many upland species, waterfowl legs do not have fine bones, and the slow cooking turns the chewy parts into collagen and gelatin, adding to the flavor of the meat. A soak in some tasty sauce will make the legs and thighs a family and friend favorite. Remove the legs and thighs as one piece by cutting the…

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building prey drive

THERE are a couple requirements that I think are absolutely critical in a good bird dog, and they may not be what you think they are. A great nose is nice, but I’ve yet to figure out a surefire way to determine that. A beautiful gait is a wonderful thing to watch, but it doesn’t necessarily translate into more birds. Instead, my two requirements are intelligence and prey drive. Today, I’m going to talk about the latter. Prey drive is what good dog breeders continually strive for. Prey drive is what motivates your pup to keep hunting when he’s already given you two hours of brutally hard work, and what makes him dive into painful, thorny thickets in search of one more bird. Prey drive is something that’s innate in a dog,…