Archive for dog

A Dove Season Danger: Avoiding Canine Heat Stroke

With one of America's greatest outdoor traditions almost upon us—the opening day of dove season—it's the perfect time to review the prevention and symptoms of canine heat stroke. Every year a few dogs suffer its effects, usually due to the negligence of their owners.

August 16, 2010

At least my dog has never done this

My dog has done plenty of things to disappoint and anger me—urinating on a date's shoe, throwing up in a friend's car (in his defense, Jeff Johnston was driving) and eating a $20 bill out of my wallet—but at least he's never run me over with my own truck.

June 28, 2010

Wisc. Wolves Attacking Dogs at Record Pace

While Wisconsin continues to wait for federal approval to hold a wolf season, its wolves are attacking dogs at a record pace. In 2009 wolves killed at least 23 dogs and injured 11. Many of these attacks were on gundogs during fall hunting seasons and summer training sessions. By May of this year, at least nine attacks on dogs had already occurred. The stories are heartbreaking. From Wisconsin Outdoor News:

June 11, 2010

Is the Lab America's Most Popular Dog?

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has released its annual list of "the most popular purebred dogs in America." As expected, for the 19th consecutive year the Labrador retriever tops the list.

February 01, 2010

Best Dog/Shotgun Book Ever Written Back in Print

I welcome the return of a Gene Hill classic, “A Hunter’s Fireside Book: Tales of Dogs, Ducks, Birds & Guns.”

January 05, 2010

Park Ranger Flags Dog Poop

A few questions for the author of this anti-dog poop campaign.

September 08, 2009

It's Okay to Brag About Your Dog

It's just not okay to brag about your dog while it's still alive.

September 02, 2009

Every Dog Can Have a Bad Day

Apparently that includes K-9 Cops.

August 17, 2009

The Day I Outshot Jeff Johnston

This is no time for humble modesty. It may never happen again.

August 11, 2009

If You Could Go Back in Time

Would you have trained your dog any differently?

July 31, 2009

Duck Survey Video

An addendum to the waterfowl report.

July 23, 2009

Dogs, Mud and an Aging Hippy

The aging hippy's dog wore a sissy little rain jacket and yellow booties. My dog was already caked in mud and looking for a playmate. This would not end well.

July 16, 2009

Nutrition & Punking Purina

A few notes on gundog nutrition, plus the sketch Purina doesn't want you to see.

July 09, 2009

FWS Releases 2009 Waterfowl Survey

It's amazing what a little water will do.

July 08, 2009

Trash Talking Ducks

It’s bad enough when I miss a few ducks, but it crosses the line when they start quacking about it on the Internet.

June 12, 2009