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Pointing, retrieving, tracking game – sure some versatile gun dogs can do all that. But Jess springer spaniel goes one step further. Watch as she feeds an orphaned lamb from a bottle.

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I didn’t know English Pointers spoke Swedish. But this orange-and-white female does (hahaha). Check out these videos to see how much control this guy has over his dogs. He’s running up to four at once: Britta the Pointer plus a trio of Drahthaars. The relationship between them and the trainer is amazing to see. Find […]

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Thank you…

Thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s post about Puck. It’s a shame that so many of you have been through the same thing. My wife and I appreciate the condolences, stories, and kind words a great deal. Losing Puck has been tough, and your notes are a great comfort to both of us. […]

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Goodbye, little girl…

Puck passed away today at 11:17am. I’m too shaken up right now to say much more. Yesterday was tough day for us, and so was last night and this morning. Puck seemed fine on Saturday, but by last evening she had lost most of the use of her hind legs. By this morning she was […]

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Here’s an interesting piece from The Atlantic.com. A lot of  hunters I know are serious about conservationist, and I’ve always thought that one of the best way to learn about an animal is to hunt it. It’s good to see that other people are recognizing that as well. Responsible hunters have been at the forefront […]

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What would you do to save your dog? Last January, my vet discovered a tumor on Puck’s lip. Further examination confirmed my fears: cancer. I also discovered that this cancer had spread to Puck’s lymph nodes. At eleven, Puck isn’t  young. But she doesn’t look her age, either. Other than a little more white in […]

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Back before I got Puck, I had a thing for the less popular sporting breeds – Vizlas, Griffons, French Spaniels, etc. I also liked Clumber Spaniels. From what I’ve been told, Clumbers used to be popular in the UK. Today, there numbers are extremely low – according to The Working Clumber Spaniel Society, there are […]

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Here’s a real interesting post from over at Fin and Feather. I think our biggest problem is habitat: Finding wild birds, and places to hunt them, is getting harder across the US. As this trend continues, what will become of our sport? Please read this entire post and then let me know what you think. […]

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Here’s a nice looking double that should make a nice bird gun. It’s listed at Gunbroker.com and auction ends on 2/14/2014 @ 11:45:19 AM ET. JP Sauer and Sohn – Suhl, 16 gauge, 28″ bbls, Ejectors I think this is a pre-WW2 Sauer, and it appears to be in decent, original condition. The seller has […]

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Here’s an OK deal on a real nice over-under shotgun. These Orvis/Beretta Uplander are 686s with fancy wood, and most of the ones I see have 26″ bbls. This one has that extra 2″ so many guys want these days. Even though the gun is a bit pricey (and the online description is lousy), I […]

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