Hunting with Dogs

Hunting dog with gooseHunting with Dogs is one of the great joys in the hunting world. Not only is it wonderful to watch them work but they help conserve the resource by increasing the odds that every bird downed will be recovered, thus reducing wounding loss. Some waterfowl hunters simply won’t go hunting without a good retriever.

Bird dogs also help hunters locate game in addition to retrieving after the shot. Special care must be taken not to shoot directly over dogs. Hunters should move up.  The best dogs are “steady to wing and shot,” meaning they will stay on point when the birds fly and the shots ring out. They only retrieve when released from holding their point.

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