Category Archives: Hunting Tales

Hunting stories from the SportDOG crew, guest writers and consumers


Hunting with Kids

Hunting with kids is an entirely different animal. There are two very important things we must all remember. First, it’s all about the kids, not you. Second, no matter how mature you think a kid is, they do not think like an adult. Let’s look at the first one; it’s the one that takes some Read the Rest…

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Tom's daughter Morgan learning about beeper placement.

Holding your Kids’ Attention When They Are Young

When my daughter and son were younger, they both wanted to be firemen. That passion came about after our local Fire Chief Joe and his crew visited their school. The demonstration included an inspection of the fire truck, the helmets, the axes and pike poles, and the siren. I thought about the impact the fireman’s Read the Rest…

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The Good in Good-Bye

What follows is the touching story of ProStaffer Lynne Frady’s final hunt with her long time friend, Nighty. Nighty was a part of Lynne’s life and the SportDOG family for 10 1/2 years. She will be greatly missed by all that had the opportunity to know her. It’s with a heavy heart that I write Read the Rest…

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Be ready for the field on Opening Day.

Season is Coming – A Checklist for Opening Day

The most anticipated time of the year is upon us…Opening Day! As you and your hunting buddies plan the first big trip, it’s important to make sure you’re fully ready for what lies ahead. There’s nothing worse than getting out in the field and realizing you’re missing equipment, something got damaged in storage, or worse, Read the Rest…

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Getting out in the pines to down some wild quail.

Bucket List

Most of you are already aware of the fact that there were two winners in the SportDOG “Work for Us” contest that was held a few months back.  Well, I was one of them and couldn’t be more thankful to have had the opportunity to join the SportDOG staff at Sinkola Plantation.  The journey east Read the Rest…

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Emaleigh showing off her first deer. She's absolute proof that little girls are made of gunpowder and lead.

Gun Powder and Lead

As a female hunter, I get really stoked to get to see other women down their first game…especially when they come in the form of my little cousin Emaleigh. If you were to see her on the street you would think Emaleigh is something of a princess. She’s always well put together and the girl Read the Rest…

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What a Great Country

This country allows us to have the opportunity to hunt and fish some spectacular places in every state. Whether it is chasing ducks out of North Dakota and down to the delta, hunting big game in the Midwest or even going after alligators in Louisiana. Each state has game animals to fish or hunt. One Read the Rest…

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Linda Profant

Taking Gold at NASHDA 2012-The Big 5 with Linda Profant

This past weekend, April 22st-23rd, the NASHDA World Shed Dog Hunting Championship took place at ProStaffer Tom Dokken’s Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield, MN. Our own Josh Miller and Clay Thompson were there for a second straight year. Josh took home the World Champion title last year with his faithful brown lab, Easton. While neither Read the Rest…

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Arkansas is Fun in the Fall

For the past five or six years it has been a ritual to head west over Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy all that Stuttgart, Arkansas has to offer with their annual Duck Festival. Duck Festival includes the following: World Duck Calling contest, Miss Duck Festival, Duck Gumbo, going by Mack’s Prairie Wings to see what new Read the Rest…

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Hunting Season 2011 is Finally Here

Hunting season has finally arrived! Okay, before anyone points out that there may have been a resident Canada goose season in your area, let me explain. Growing up in Oklahoma meant that September 1st and the beginning of dove season was seen as something akin to a religious holiday only to be missed if the Read the Rest…

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