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Unconventional Dog Training

Come autumn, I have the best job in the world. As a bird hunting guide for PRO Outfitters in Central Montana, I spend 28 days a month with my dogs walking rolling hills under a big sky, looking for wild sharptail grouse, Hungarian partridge, and ring-neck pheasant. My dogs are ideal co-workers: every morning their eyes light up when they see me, and they can’t wait to get to work. Bird hunters know that few things compare to the bond you share with your dog in the field. And nothing compares to watching your young pointing dog gain confidence, put the pieces together, and finally “get it.”
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Down. Stay. Come. Good Boy.

We enrolled Logan in obedience training during the winter of 2007. I remember because my wife, Erica was pregnant with our first child, Joshua. The reason I mention my wife’s pregnancy is because it was she, at 7 months pregnant, who participated in the classes while I, like the world’s most self-absorbed, uncaring husband, tipped back on a metal folding chair and watched her march around the room in a parade of dogs, led along by a 70-lb. Labrador.
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Orvis Dog of the Day- Shadow!

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Shadow
Looking through the gate
- Shelia, Drexel

Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at https://www.orvis.com/coverdog.
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Orvis Dog of the Day- Goliath!

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Goliath
Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Goliath
Goliath in the back yard.
- James, Dorset


Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at https://www.orvis.com/s/welcome-to-the-orvis-cover-dog-photo-contest/6335.
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The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast- Fly Fishing Pocket Water

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Fly fishing in pocket water can be challenging, but it also provides a lot of opportunity. Make a stealthy approach and keep your casts short to avoid drag.

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In the Loop 9.24.10

Robert Humston, a biology professor from Virgina's Washington and Lee University, has been studying the impact of stocked trout in reservoirs on the Commonwealth's native brook trout. His findings so far are fascinating: it turns out that the stocked trout may actually help...
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Rowing for the Cure

If you’re fishing on the Henry’s Fork in Idaho this weekend, don't be surprised if something large and startling appears from upstream. No, it's not the world's biggest strike indicator. It’s a first-of-its-kind hot-pink RO drift boat, representing Rowing for the Cure, that’s sure to stand out from the other watercraft on the river. The project is the brainchild...
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Orvis Dogs of the Day- Scarlett and Rocky!

Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Scarlett and Rocky
Orvis Cover Dog Contest - Scarlett and Rocky
Fun in the Snow!
- Chris, Ballwin


Enter the Orvis Cover Dog Photo contest for your chance to put your dog on a future cover of the The Orvis Dog Book catalog, win a $500 gift card from Orvis and help us beat canine cancer! Enter online at https://www.orvis.com/coverdog.
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