LTC Jim Morehouse
Raised in the Finger Lakes area of New York State, Jim was involved in hunting and birddogs from an early age. Upon graduation from college, he joined the US Army in 1967. He served until 1989, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his retirement, Jim and his wife moved to Arizona where they opened Arizona Quail Hunts in 1992. Along with guiding quail hunts, behind finished German Shorthaired Pointers, Jim successfully competed in field trials.
Jim is not only an avid upland bird hunter, but also has hunted big game on six continents, taking more than 100 different species.
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I believe the SportDOG TEK Series (1.0 and 2.0) are the easiest, most reliable, and rugged training tool ever designed. They operate under all conditions, including inclement weather, steep terrain, extremely hot temperatures, and heavy vegetation. If you turn a dog loose without a TEK series collar, you take the chance of losing your best hunting buddy and spoiling your hunt.
Articles by LTC Jim Morehouse
How to Avoid Hot-Weather Trouble
I would hope that most hunters understand how important it is to keep their dogs in shape year-round. You certainly can’t let your dog lie around all summer and then expect it to put in full days when hunting season opens this fall. However, training and exercising your dog year-round does...
Training Pointing Dogs with Birds - Part 3
In Part Two of this series I outlined my method for tying in the “Whoa” command with live birds. Now it’s time to get into the some more advanced live-bird work. Everything I’m explaining here still involves using a 15-foot lead or check cord. I don’t introduce the electronic collar...
Training Pointing Dogs with Birds - Part 1
When SportDOG® asked me to write training articles on some of the aspects of training pointing dogs to handle birds, it seemed like a pretty easy task. As a full-time trainer and quail guide in Arizona, pointing dogs and birds are my passion. However, as I started to write about...
Other Senior Prostaff
The first time my childhood eyes saw a bird dog on point, I was hooked. A dog frozen in time, nostrils flaring, mouth tasting the scent of the bird that he lives for, and yet resisting by instinct the urge to pounce and flush was the most fascinating and beautiful...
Ben Busby has hunted since he was old enough to walk. He was fortunate enough to have a mother and father who introduced him to hunting at a very early age. He harvested his first whitetail deer with a 12 gauge out of a lawn chair at age 10. From...
I started my training career in high school, throwing birds for a field trial trainer, little did I know that he was leading me on the path to my future. I have been training dogs now for the past 7 years, but I have been around dogs my entire life....