In the latest edition of the Orvis Hunting and Shooting Podcast, Reid talks to Fritz Heller, a.k.a. the Grouse Commander, about the nuances of hunting ruffed grouse with flushing dogs. Fritz offers . . .
Freckles, Fritz, Gretchen, Heidi, and Buddy are littermates bred and born at Greystone Castle. They are staked out as they wait for their turn at “school.” The stake out teaches them to be patient and to submit to pressure on their neck. This relates to good leash. . .
JB is such a good flushing dog that he caused the author to rethink his Brittanys-Only policy. All photos by Scott McEnaney
Now let me start by saying that I’m a dedicated pointing-dog man. All of the hunters I have ever hoped to emulate were pointing dog men, too, and I blame them with for teaching me, in a grandfatherly way, that flushers were for. . .
Tish and Martha doing some hilltop chilling with clients. All photos courtesy Dave Brown
I think we all can agree that dogs are man’s best friend. For those of us who spend a a lot of time with working dogs, this unique relationship between man and beast holds true. They sense your mood, and when push comes to shove, they are quick to perform. In a weird sense they become. . .