Archive for Kyle Wintersteen

Veterinarians Explain 10 Strange Dog Behaviors

Ever wonder why your dog chases its tail, walks in circles before lying down or just plain won't quit staring at you? The pet health resource website Vet Street has posted explanations to these and other strange dog behaviors.

May 23, 2014

King Eider Painting Wins 2014 Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Is it just Kyle Wintersteen's imagination, or has the Junior Duck Stamp Contest started to rival the adult competition?

May 19, 2014

HAVA Extends Deadline of "Adopt Fritz" Veterans Contest

Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) has extended the deadline on its "Adopt Fritz" essay contest.

May 16, 2014

Farming in Pheasant Country? Consider a "Flushing Bar"

Pheasant country and prime agricultural areas tend to go hand-in-hand, so this time of year many farmers encounter nests while discing the earth or mowing fields. Unfortunately the hens' instinct is to sit tight and wait out the threat—not the best strategy with a tractor bearing down on you.

May 12, 2014

Training More Than a Bird Dog

Upland and waterfowl seasons are open but a fraction of the year—so, what do you do with your faithful gundog during the 9 or 10 months when you aren’t hunting? A dog bred to hunt ought to hunt, of course, but he doesn’t necessarily need to fetch birds to be happy. Kyle Wintersteen offers a few suggestions on how you can keep your favorite hunting buddy occupied in the "offseason."

May 05, 2014

Did Your State's Pheasants Survive Winter?

Did your state's pheasants make it? Pheasants Forever has released its report.

May 05, 2014

Veterans: Enter HAVA's Contest to Win Fully Trained Bird Dog!

If you're a veteran or active service member of the Iraq and Afghanistan era, here's your chance to win a fully trained German shorthaired pointer courtesy of Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA).

May 02, 2014

Why Do Mallards Nest in Town?

What would drive a duck to nest in the middle of a town? Kyle Wintersteen explains.

April 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday—Beretta Shotgun Style

The "Throwback Thursday" fad on social media is so often overdone. But, every once in a while, someone comes through with something worth sharing.

April 17, 2014

Home Intruder Turns Out to Be Hen Wood Duck

Melinda Costanzo of North Reading, Mass., was sleeping in on a Saturday morning when loud noises downstairs awakened her. It didn't turn out to be quite what she thought.

April 14, 2014

How to Tie Flies with Pheasant Tails

Wingshooting and fly-fishing go more hand-in-hand than is readily apparent. Let Kyle Wintersteen explain why.

April 07, 2014

Would You Buy a Colorful Shotgun?

Beretta-USA and Pheasants Forever recently brought up an interesting question: Would you buy a pink or otherwise custom-colored shotgun stock?

April 04, 2014

Gundog Obedience: What's Mandatory and What's Optional?

Certain obedience measures for a gundog to have are considered mandatory by many. Kyle Wintersteen compiles a list of what is mandatory gundog obedience training and what is for the polished dog.

March 31, 2014

Greatest Field Trial Upset of All Time?

After his initial victory last year, which was the first win by a setter in 43 years, English setter Bo bested a field of mostly pointers to win his second straight National Championship Field Trial.

March 26, 2014

16 Amazing Gundog Facts That Sound Like Lies

Prepare to have your mind blown by these startlingly true gundog facts.

March 21, 2014