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Hunting is a sport that involves the use of firearms or other weapons such as archery equipment and other primitive equipment in the pursuit of wild animals or birds. It also can describe any activity that employs the use of these weapons for target shooting purposes, but is usually reserved for the pursuit and taking of wild game with weapons. Hunting is the primary means by which animal populations are kept within humane and manageable limits by the harvesting of a suitable percentage of the population to maintain a viable and healthy census of wildlife. Overpopulation results in disease, starvation, nuisance infiltration and unwanted human interaction. Hunting is an extremely important economical consideration as well as for game management purposes.

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Once the dog is trained in the basics of “sit, come, stay, heel”, it occurs to the hunter that while these commands are necessary...

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Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Tuesday, December 11th 2018
Dogs have been domesticated and breeds developed for thousands of years. All dogs owe their lineage to the gray wolf with mitochondrial DNA evidence showing...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Tuesday, December 11th 2018
There is a natural order to teach the commands to train a hunting dog that simply makes sense.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Tuesday, December 11th 2018
Don't get me wrong, I love the opening day of bird season, but it really takes a toll on me...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Monday, December 10th 2018
Once the dog is trained in the basics of “sit, come, stay, heel”, it occurs to the hunter that while these commands are necessary...
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Monday, December 10th 2018
Several years ago, a fellow I know—let’s call him “Butch”—wanted to train his German Shorthaired Pointer. ...They progressed through mount/dismount, whoa, and things came along nicely—to a point.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Monday, December 10th 2018
There is an amazing process that goes on between hunting dogs and their owners whenever a gun finds its way into his hands
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Monday, December 10th 2018
... I began to wonder “If puppies were given an instruction book to help them in their mischief, how would it read?” ... Here are a few of what I imagine would be “excerpts” taken from its leaves:
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Monday, December 10th 2018
One of the unfortunate traits of hunting dogs is that they are natural hunters and for some a deer is a fox or a coyote or even a rabbit and that becomes a very big problem quickly.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Sunday, December 9th 2018
Dogs are an amazing family of animals that are intelligent and exhibit traits that have been “trained into” them genetically in the course of their development.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Sunday, December 9th 2018
Considering all of the species of game that could be encountered at any point in time with a hunting dog, at face value it is a wonder that any particular scent could be recognized by the animal.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Sunday, December 9th 2018
Training a hunting dog to specifically hunt any game bird or animal is a matter of familiarization of the animal with the specific scent of his intended quarry.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Sunday, December 9th 2018
Last year, I was cleaning and preparing for the 2012 holiday season and my thoughts wandered as they always do during such chores.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Saturday, December 8th 2018
For the purposes of the overall training of dogs in general, there are a few basic rules that are essential to all types of training
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Saturday, December 8th 2018
Time for a true confession. I blew it, and it showed up “big time” on training day. I was blind-sided by my inadequate preparation.
Posted In How To Train Your Hunting Dog on Wednesday, December 5th 2018
One of the potential obstacles in developing a quality bird dog’s skills is that in order to successfully train the dog for the reality of hunting...