Archive for dogs

Ducks Unlimited Canada: Initial Habitat Report Good to Excellent

Ducks Unlimited Canada has announced that it's initial habitat report suggests a strong breeding season for waterfowl.

February 26, 2014

Can a Gundog Be Too Controlled?

Sure, want your gundog to be obedient—but is there such a thing as too obedient?

February 14, 2014

DU-Supported Bill Would Raise Duck Stamp Price

A Ducks Unlimited-supported Senate bill introduced last month could raise the price of a federal duck stamp for the first time since 1991.

January 03, 2014

A Puppy Shower Wish List

Raising a gundog puppy is, in at least a few ways, similar to raising a newborn child. As Kyle Wintersteen notes, maybe it's time for hunters start borrowing a few well-known, baby-related traditions.

December 03, 2013

Don't Get Shot By Your Dog

It doesn't happen often, but it shouldn't happen at all. A few simple steps will help ensure that Rover can't cause an accidental discharge.

October 03, 2013

Mystery Illness Killing Dogs in Ohio

A mystery virus killed four dogs last month in Ohio, and left many others ill. What is it, and could it impact where you take your dogs this coming season?

September 26, 2013

Louisiana Tech Honors Phil Robertson (and Terry Bradshaw)

Louisiana Tech held a halftime ceremony on Thurs., Sept. 5, to honor two of the best-known quarterbacks in school history: Phil Robertson, of Duck Commander fame, and some guy named Terry Bradshaw.

September 20, 2013

Best-Dressed Hunting Dogs

Forget the knitted sweaters and red bandanas; think protection, not fashion, before saddling any hard-running field dog with garments.

August 06, 2013

My Dog Got Skunked: What Now?

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June 13, 2013

Did You Know: Hunting Dogs Dominate State Breeds

Only a handful of states across the nation have named official canine representatives, but there seems to be a common thread among those that do: they have a habit of choosing breeds that have ties to hunting.

May 28, 2013

AmericanHunter.org's Puppy Primer

Whether you've already purchased America's next great hunting dog or just plan on doing so sometime soon, there's plenty you'll need to know about the months to come. Here are a few tips from noted gundog enthusiast Kyle Wintersteen.

May 13, 2013

A Stubborn Old Golden

Yesterday was a sad day for the Skipper family—Chelsea, our 12-year-old Golden Retriever, finally had to be put down.

March 05, 2013

England Will Require Dog Microchips by 2016

On occasion even a well-trained dog can wander off for a while during a hunt. It's happened to me. I'll bet it's happened to you. So, having a veterinarian implant a microchip into our animals—a simple, vaccination-like procedure that enables dogs to be quickly identified and returned—may not be such a bad idea. However, I think doing so should be strictly at the discretion of individual dog owners.

February 19, 2013