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Bird Dog Bonanza at Pheasant Fest 2012

For those of us that are upland bird hunters, the name Pheasants Forever is a name we can easily recognize.  They are one of many organizations that are dedicated to preserving the sport we love to partake in.  What some of us may not know is they can also throw one heck of a party! Read the Rest…

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Pheasant Fest and Friends-The Introduction

Joining the SportDOG team has taken me places I never dreamed I would be able to go. SHOT Show, Game Fair in Anoka, MN, the Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, TN and various hunts that would have taken me years to pull off on my own accord. All of these have been Read the Rest…

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From Concept to Store Shelf-How are Products are Tested for You

If you follow SportDOG regularly, you know we talk about field testing our products a lot. There are two main reasons for this: 1. It’s fun. Let’s be honest, the chance to get out of the office and into the field in the name of work is our idea of a winning scenario, and 2. Read the Rest…

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SHOT Show 2012

As most of you already know, the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show is the biggest show in the hunting/tactical industry. It is also where we debut all of our new products for the coming year, and this year was no different. We’ve got a lot of great stuff coming to you throughout the year, Read the Rest…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Hunters

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Hunters Another new year is upon us, which means it’s a great time to reflect on what went well in 2011 and how to make it even better in 2012. Generally, our resolutions focus on how we can make the best products for you all and your dogs. Our goal Read the Rest…

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The Hunting Mode

The black Labrador retriever intently peers into the morning haze, a whine escaping as he shivers slightly despite a balmy morning of duck hunting. “Get ready”, says Paul, his owner. There must be some ducks out there.  The big boy doesn’t whine unless he’s got a duck in sight.” We squint into the mist and 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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The New SportDOG TEK 1.0 GPS Tracking+E-Collar System

I would like to say a few words about what I want & need when I cut my dogs loose.  We hunt as well as field trial so we spend a lot of time running and training our beagles.  When you spend as much time as we do with dogs it is very important to Read the Rest…

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Five Essentials of Gun Dog Training

Dog training, especially gun dog training, lies somewhere between a science and an art form. There are basic canine behaviors to be acknowledged and worked with to bring out the full advantages of a dog’s natural instincts, and a certain finesse to being able to adjust your training to a dog’s temperament and learning curve. 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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