I look at a lot of videos for these blogs, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Sure, I’ve seen plenty of attempts at shooting with a dog-mounted camera, but none of the resulting videos lived up to the promise. Until now. This is a gorgeous look at the whole pheasant-hunting experience from the. . .
Illustrations by James Daley
This week, I want to talk about achieving steadiness. I’ve already talked about this a lot, but that’s because it’s the foundation of a well-trained dog. A dog that does what it wants on its own is not going to be a satisfying hunting companion. It may do the right thing by instinct, but if it does the right thing at the wrong time, that’s not going to work out too well in the field, particularly if you happen to be. . .
Here’s a beautifully shot video of a chukar hunt in the snowy foothills of Western Idaho. Interspersed with the hunting scenes are informative vignettes with renowned writer Ron Spomer, who gives a little history of how chukar came to the U.S., as well as some tips for finding the birds.