Gun Dog

Winter 2021

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.
7 Issues

in this issue

3 min
year of change

A YEAR AGO, I was just a few months into owning my second bird dog. I had stepped out of my retriever-owning comfort zone and decided to bring home a setter pup. After 365 days, if you asked me today if I had adjusted to life with two dogs, I’d laugh and tell you no. "A year should be plenty of time to adjust to change," you say. I know some of you will agree with me, so hear me out: Adding a puppy to your life when you have a seven-year old, seasoned bird dog…is hard. Not only does my Lab basically speak English, but he is calm and well-mannered. Jones, my young, ambitious setter…is on his way to be all of that and more. But he has the spitfire…

3 min

HITTING THE BOOKS I have included a photo of my husband Tom and our 5-year-old GSP, Jubal. As you can see, they are both fully engrossed in reading the most recent issue of GUN DOG. Both Tom and Jubal are excitedly anticipating the upcoming season in Wisconsin. What better way to prepare than by perusing the magazine! – Kathy Staack | Plover, Wisconsin Hi Kathy, Tom, and Jubal, That’s what we like to see! Study up—the uplands are calling! Happy hunting. – Kali Parmley | Editor in Chief ENJOYING THE PRESENT... BUT HOW? I am submitting a question for the magazine and its readers in the hopes it can remain anonymous. This year we welcomed a new gun dog to our home. The love and challenge of having the pup can't be overstated. I am often…

1 min

This is MAVERICK, my 6-year-old German wirehaired pointer with a six pack of chukar from northern Nevada. Joseph Leone Susanville, California BRAVO is a 3-year-old Drahthaar doing what he loves with a laser focus! Neil Halonen Alberta, Canada COOPER is a 1.5-year-old Lab showing off his retrieves during this past valley quail season in California. Cody Velasco Lompoc, California PHOTO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – Please make sure your phone or camera is set on the highest quality .jpeg available. – Submit no more than two photos and include your dog’s name, age, breed, and any additional interesting details, plus the town and state in which you live. – Submission does not guarantee publication. We reserve the right to reject images that aren’t high enough in quality. PLEASE SEND IMAGES TO:…

4 min
gun dog gift guide

GUNNER PERFORMANCE PAD Let’s face it—our dogs work their tails off for us. They deserve better than the hard plastic of a kennel floor after a long day in the field. This Gunner-tough performance pad gives your tired gun dog the comfort and support he needs after a day chasing wild birds with its ¾-inch insert. It is also odor resistant, which is something we can all appreciate. This performance pad is shock absorbent, tailor fit specifically for Gunner’s G1 Kennel, and proudly made in the US of A. $89–129; BROWNING UPLAND SWEATER This rugged, highly comfortable, 100 percent polyester sweater from Browning is the perfect in-between field solution for days too cold for a shirt, but too warm for a jacket. A 70D water-resistant polyester lines the arms for extra durability and an internal…

2 min
phe asant tortilla soup

I USED TO live in Southern California, and one of my favorite places to eat was a burger joint called Islands. Although they had amazing burgers, my favorite item on Islands’ menu was the chicken tortilla soup. The contrasting textures, flavors, and colors in the soup were perfect: Spicy seasonings balanced by cool avocado, crispy strips of tortilla layered with gooey cheeses on top, bright and fresh flavors of cilantro and lime, and healthy doses of diced sweet peppers and carrots. During cooler months, chances of finding me at Islands during my lunch break were high. It’s been years since I’ve had a delicious bowl of Islands’ chicken tortilla soup, but I obviously haven’t forgotten it. Here’s my version made with pheasant. This is a good recipe for fall, winter, or…

1 min

Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes 1. Wash pheasant thoroughly and cut into pieces if kept whole. Place in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and then cover and simmer for 1 hour and 30 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, add chopped bacon to a large skillet over medium heat to render. Then add diced onion with a pinch of salt and sauté until translucent. Next, add diced red bell pepper, diced carrot, and another pinch of salt, and sauté until soft, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Take off heat. 3. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, take pheasant pieces out of the pot and shred the meat. Return shredded meat and bones to the pot. Add the cooked vegetables, chili…