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Keeping Steady at Retriever Trials

It’s game day. So, now what? It’s early on a Saturday morning; you pull into the test grounds excited to see how you and your retriever handle the judges set ups this weekend. This is a common occurrence at hunt tests across the country; unfortunately another common occurrence is that the well-behaved and under-control retriever 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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What We’re Thankful for this Thanksgiving

We know everyone has food to be eating today, football to be watching and naps to be taking, so we will make this quick. As everyone gathers with family and friends to focus on what they’re grateful for this year, the SportDOG team wants you to know we are thankful for you. Our consumers, our Read the Rest…

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Habitat is Key

You’re likely aware of the famous phrase by Benjamin Franklin who stated, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now to an upland bird enthusiast I would amend this to say, “Nothing is certain in the world of upland game, except changing weather”. Over the years you have Read the Rest…

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For the Birds Twenty Years Out of Range

We all know the stereotype of hunters as brutal rednecks out to kill off all of Earth’s creatures for nothing more than blood sport. You don’t have to look far to find an activist proclaiming that to save the world, we should end all hunting. This is far from the truth. Hunters and hunting organizations 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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The Blonde and the Hound: Rocky Beginnings

I have been with SportDOG™ for the better part of 3 years. I have been very fortunate to work with some of the best hunters and just all around great people, but nothing stood out to me more than the “Hound” guys. I won’t say it was love at first sight, but it was definitely Read the Rest…

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Going Birdy

I grew up with hunters. From family to friends, hunting was all around me. Unfortunately, my experience through my upper teens consisted mostly of accompanying friends into the woods and waiting for a buck to come my way. My heart was in the right place, but my execution was, let’s call it, less than desirable…and Read the Rest…

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Going for Gold at Iditarod 2012

  With fall colors of yellow and red smothering the valley floor, snow has begun to fall on the peaks of the mountains around our homestead here in Denali Park, Alaska.  The dogs feel the coolness and know that the time is near to begin training in earnest for the 2012 Iditarod. Already the dogs’ 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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