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Ok. So this video isn’t the greatest. But if you would like to an Irish Setter who can really hunt, it’s worth watching. Check out how she moves and covers her ground. Very impressive, and she sure looks pretty on point at the end. Like this:Like Loading…

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Here’s something you don’t see much of anymore: A decent price on a shotgun at Cabela’s. If you’re looking for a great upland gun, you just found it. This 20 gauge sidelock AYA looks like it’s pretty much new, and at $2,499, it’s a great deal. AYA Model 117 Sidel by side 20 gauge : […]

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Here’s another great photo essay by writer, photographer  Craig Koshyk. He’s the author of : Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continental, one of the best books around about pointing dogs. If you want to learn more about dogs like the ones you’ll see in his pics, be sure to check it out Desert Dogs: In […]

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Craig Koshyk is the author of one of my favorite dog books: Pointing Dogs, Volume One: The Continental. He’s also a talented photographer, and, of course, a passionate upland hunter. His photo essay Prairie Dogs: Under the Broomhill Sky takes a look at the people, horses, and dogs that make the Broomhill Field Trials so […]

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I used to read the magazine Sporting Classics regularly, but in the past few years I’ve stopped. Judging by the quality of these two stories, perhaps I should pick it up again. Both these stories are quick reads and, if you love bird dogs, well worth your time. There’s Hardly a Man Who Can’t Be […]

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Ah – opening day in South Dakota. I used to look forward to it every year. Tom Brokaw’s documentary Opening Day explores the economic, social, cultural, and emotional impact this day has on people, families, and businesses throughout the state. It’s a great show, and I suggest checking out the whole thing. Like this:Like Loading…

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Will the birds be back? That’s the big questions thousands of hunters will be asking as they head  today for the opening of South Dakota’s 2014 pheasant hunting season. Last year’s opener was a bust for a lot of people. Back-to-back years of poor rain and thousands of acres of loss CRP took their toll […]

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We’re off to try again…

Lexi and I headed out for our first day in the field last Saturday. Lexi did well, but the birds were scarce. We moved two grouse and zero woodcock (and we hit two of my best woodcock spots). The day started in some classic New England upland coverts – overgrown farmland broken up by plowed […]

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Here’s a tough shotgun to find, not because of its gauge or grade, but because of its condition. Twenty-gauge Fox Serlingworths are easy to track down. But how often do you see one that’s almost new? A.H. Fox introduced Sterlingworths in 1910 and made them until 1946. Sterlingworths were the lowest-grade, least expensive double the […]

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Last Saturday, my wife and I took Lexi to the local pool for “Doggie Day”. We thought Lexi would have a good time in the water. She didn’t. It looks like water retrieves may be out. Like this:Like Loading…

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