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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Learning to Love a Flushing Dog


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. . .

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Photo Essay: Thoughts on Training Dogs


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. . .

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