Archive for Ron Spomer

Is Your Dog Ready For the West?

The Western states offer plenty of opportunity for waterfowlers, but can a dangerous place for man's best friend. Are you and you gundog ready?

August 15, 2012

Gundogs: The Trial Champ vs. The Blue-Collar Dog

There are good hunting dogs, and there are trial champions. They all do the job admirably, but only one's going to be right for you. Here's how to pick.

July 25, 2012

Steiner Nighthunter XP

The Nighthunter's 56mm objectives and top-quality glass make it a great low-light performer.

July 19, 2012

Gundog Operating Manual

There's some assembly required when it comes to equipping your gundog for the season. Here are a few recommendations.

June 18, 2012

Burris Fullfield E1

Features a Ballistic Plex E1 etched reticle with four hold-over points and windage dots.

June 08, 2012

Gundogs: Stop Hard-Mouth Before It Starts

Poor training or breeding can leave any dog with a bad case of hard-mouth, but with a bit of work it can be corrected.

May 30, 2012

Rise of the Antler Dog

You can train your hunting dog to find antler sheds.

April 20, 2012

Savage M11 Lightweight Rifle

This short-action M11 Lightweight in 6.5mm Creedmoor is smartly engineered, well built, quick, accurate and a delight to carry.

October 21, 2011

10 Tips for Hunting Pheasants

Whether you're hunting on private land or public ground, these practical tips will ensure success.

September 27, 2011

Sneaky Pheasant Tactics

Find where any decent escape cover abuts cropfields and you’re well on your way to finding ringnecks.

August 25, 2011

Headache-Free Dog Travel Tips

Sure, driving or flying to the bird fields may not be as convenient as walking out your back door, but nowadays the West’s opportunities are worth it.

June 27, 2011

Konus Emperor 10x42 W.A.

Every air-to-glass surface in the Emperor is fully multi-coated, meaning maximum light passes through and no distracting flares.

January 11, 2011

Conditioning To the E-Collar

Using a solid training regimen in conjunction with today’s finely tuned e-collars is one of the surest means to a happy dog and trainer alike. 

April 06, 2010

Thoroughly Wilderness Elk

Travel back in time to a wilderness undisturbed by human encroachment and rediscover what hunting is all about.

April 06, 2010

Training with the “Clicker System”

In our digital age everything seems to be just a click away, and now you can even include dog training in that statement.

March 11, 2010