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Gun Dog

September 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.

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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
KSE Sportsman Media, Inc.
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Publisher Laden Force (660) 762-4343 Editor-in-Chief Kali Parmley Associate Editor Brian Fortenbaugh Art Director Chuck Beasley Production Manager Brittany Kennedy Production Coordinator Leah Jaroh 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 EXECUTI CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER,PUBLISHING & BRANDED MEDI EVP, GROUP PUBLISHER & OPERATIONS Dere VP, CONSUMER MARKETING Peter Watt VP, MANUFACTURING Deb Daniels DIRECTOR, MARKETING Kim Shay SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION Connie Mendoza DIRECTOR, PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY Kyle Morgan SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tim Neher OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN GROUP DIGITAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, FISHING Jeff Simpson DIGITAL EDITOR, HUNTING Drew Pellman…

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new beginnings, same passions

SHIFTING POSITIONS TO lie flat on my sleeping pad, I attempted to ease my throbbing back. Every muscle in my body ached. Wriggling an arm free from my mummy bag, I reached for my tired retriever, Lincoln, who lay beside me in the small two-person tent. As I ran my hand down his soft fur, he lifted his head from his own sleeping pad, looked at me with weary eyes, and laid his head back down. “I feel ya, Linc,” I thought. We were camped on a mountain in Colorado with a couple of friends and their bird dogs. Early the previous day, we had left basecamp to begin an epic adventure to hunt above 12,000 feet for ptarmigan. Although the small, white mountain birds are few and far between in…

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guns & gear

1 WILEY X SAINT A pair of safety glasses can do two things: Keep your eyes protected from hazards in the field, and enhance your view to better see flushing birds. The Saint from Wiley X features Shatterproof Selenite Polycarbonate lenses that meet MIL ballistic standards. Go with the three-lens kit to easily switch out lenses depending on your hunting scenario. The clear lenses provide maximum light transmission, smoke grey helps reduce glare, and the light rust enhances lowlight situations. $95; wileyx.com 2 LOWA Z-8S GTX If you’re looking for a high-shafted boot for ankle support but don’t want to sacrifice weight, then consider the LOWA Z-8S GTX. At just over 3 lbs. per pair, the Z-8 GTX gives hunters the comfort of a hiking boot paired with the stability and durability of a…

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understanding “sit!”

BACK DURING THE halcyon years, when I spent time as a quasi-professional dog trainer, I always asked my clients if prior to bringing their dogs to me, they’d taught their dogs to sit. If they had, I knew my job had just gotten that much harder. Yet I teach my own dogs to sit and recommend others do so as well, because it is a very useful command that will make your life easier. So, what gives? Timing. You should teach your dog to sit last, not first. In other words, you should reverse the traditional order of when the sit command is taught to save yourself a headache. TIMING IS EVERYTHING Most folks feel they should do something with their new pups, and that something is usually teaching the dog to sit. If…

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training essential

Perfect for training all breeds, the Wonder Lead by Delmar Smith is an essential training tool when it comes to teaching sit, heel, whoa, and more. What sets this lead apart is that it is made of “piggin’ string”—a flexible plastic often used by farmers and ranchers. This rope serves as a slip lead to add tension when enforcing a command, and to quickly release tension when the command is met. The plastic lead is durable, but because it is so stiff, we recommend wearing gloves when using it. $25; gundogsupply.com…

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steadiness slippage

A LOT OF the bird-dog focus during the preseason is centered on physical conditioning. We want our retrievers to enter dove and duck season, and later a litany of upland seasons, in peak physical shape. This is a good goal, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you work on with your dog. Steadiness should be a priority as well. In fact, I’d say that the number-one issue most bird dogs have is with breaking. This can be annoying during certain upland hunts, but devolve into something infuriating during dove or waterfowl hunts where a dog is expected to stay until he’s sent. What’s worse is that a dog that is prone to breaking might also invite a correction while he’s doing what he thinks he is supposed to do, which is…

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