Yeah – I know it’s March. But I’m always in an October state of mind. This video will help you get there, too. The first ten minutes feature good dogs, great cover, and, most importantly, BIRDS.
When it comes to bird dogs, different breeds hunt in different ways. This is especially true with Continental and English Pointers.
Last weekend when I was out with Bob I had a chance to see these differences in action. Check out these videos to see what a mean.
This is my English Pointer, Puck. Check out how high she holds her head. She’s also a bit rangier and more dynamic in the field.
This is Bob’s GSP Nelly. She’s an easy-handling, closer ranging bird dog. Check out how she holds her head lower and looks for scent closer to the ground. Her body tends to “rocking horse” a bit.
October is the greatest month of the year. I’m sorry to see another one go. My last day in the field was full of woodcock – 24 in all. I spent the day with friend & Maine Guide Bob Foshay. We hit a string of his picture-perfect covers in central Maine and we were accompanied by nice weather and decent dog work. In all, I managed to down 2 birds. It’s not bad shooting, it’s what I like to call flush & release. Here are pics and video from the day.
Well trained dogs are one of those things that make upland hunting special. Once you’ve spent some time in the field with them, you won’t want to go back to hunting without a four-legged friend. Check out the nice dog work in this quick video.
Every breed of dog we have today came from other breeds. Mixing and experimenting is the history they all share.
This “Whitemaraner” is a good example of what can happen when you mix breeds. The dog shown here is a mix of a Weimaraner and a German Shorthair Pointer. Craig Koshyk is calling it a Whitemaraner over on his Pointind Dog blog. Check out this post and this one, too, to find out more about this dog.