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Uplander: Enjoy the journey…

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If you spent much time with hunting dogs, you’ve probably wondered about their noses. A recent piece called  BIRD DOGS, SCENT AND FINDING BIRDS from the Pheasants Forever blog gave some insights into scent and into how dogs process it. It’s short, but talks about: The Scent Cloud Temperature & Moisture Hot Spots Dog’s Health Bird Identity […]

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Even though Miroku is one of the world’s oldest and largest gunmakers, we don’t hear much about them here in the States. For years, they’ve made side-by-sides and O/Us for other companies, including Charles Daly and Browning. At the same time, Miroku was also making shotguns under their own name. The double you see here […]

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Here’s a  challenge: Find a 6.5-6.75lb vintage double barrel shotgun with shootable dimensions, 28″+  barrels, two triggers,  2 3/4″ chambers, and a price tag that’s under $1000. It’s hard to do. That’s why this Franz Sodia on Griffin & Howe’s used gun list caught my eye. It has it all: light weight, long barrels, a straight stock, a […]

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Bruce Minard’s HiFive Kennels has been around since 1996. In that time, it has gained a reputation for quality bird dogs. I’ve seen Bruce’s dogs on the trial circuit and they’re always impressive. This video shows an 11-month old English Pointer named HiFive Unlisted. Watch how nice and easy this dog handles. Also, check out […]

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Irish Setters are beautiful dogs with sad stories. At one time, they were hunting dogs, and they were bred for the field. But over time, they lost their hunting backgrounds and were turned into overbred show dogs. But today that’s changing. A dedicated group of people are breeding Red Setters – a variant of the […]

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