Podcast: Sporting Dog Nutrition, with Karl Gunzer


Photo courtesy Karl Gunzer

On today’s podcast, Reid interviews Karl Gunzer, Sr. Manager – Sporting Dog Group at Nestle/Purina. After a successful career as a retriever trialer and trainer, Gunzer took a job . . .

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Podcast: Picking and Training a Dog, with Reid Bryant


Reid Bryant and Collins take a break below a good piece of cover.
Photos by Phil Monahan

Reid takes to the podcast booth to answer some dog questions recently posed by listeners. He discusses terminology, picking a breed, and how to select a methodology for training that . . .

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Secrets of the Bird-Dog Wizard


Scott Miller distinguished himself during his field-trial career with dogs known
for both their steadiness and supreme style.
Photo by Andrew Hyslop/Garden&Gun

We’d given up on the point, despite Tieka’s staunch figure in the broomsedge, at a field corner near the cut sorghum, unwavering in her commitment. Scott Miller swept the brush twice with . . .

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Video: A Man, His Dog, and Ruffed Grouse

Our colleague Scott McEnaney, Senior Manager of Orvis Adventures, loves to hunt ruffed grouse and woodcock behind his dog, Brix. In this great video from Northwoods Collective, Scott talks . . .

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Photos of the Day: Spring Training

Written by: Kip Vieth, Wildwood Float Trips


It’s been a long hard-water season for Bucky, who is glad to be getting wet again.
Photo by Kip Vieth

Well, baseball has its spring training, so we thought we would do a little of our own. Temps here in Minnesota finally got above 40, and Bucky the duck dog had a serious case of spring. . .

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Pro Tip: Hunt Your Dogs Even When You Can’t Shoot Birds

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


You can get a lot of handling and hunting practice in, even if you don’t pull the trigger.
Photo by Tim Linehan

It’s been a mild winter here in northwestern Montana, and the grouse population is in good shape. With light snow pack, holdover birds are healthy, able to move about with little stress, and. . .

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Flushing and Retrieving School 101

Written by: Jennifer Miller, Greystone Castle


PeeWee, Ruger and Merlin on the stake-out learning patience and to submit to a lead.
All photos courtesy Greystone Castle

At Greystone Castle, we use several different breeds of dogs for flushing and retrieving birds. While Labs are the most well-known, hands down the crowd favorites are the spunky. . .

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