Appreciate a Squirrel Today!

Today is a day to appreciate those pesky little animals that are constantly stealing your bird food. That’s right, it’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Though it’s hard to imagine showing your appreciation for something you consider a pest, perhaps a little...

Getting Your Puppy Started on Birds

Birdiness is a prized attribute in any gundog. Introducing puppies to birds is one of the first bits of preparation that can go wrong, and a stressed introduction to birds is an easy way to ruin your pup. Ideally, you’ll be able to expose your puppy to birds as young...

Preparing Your Pup for Hunting Season

“It’s all about the training!” Rick Sasek of the Milwaukee Dog Training Club passionately declared as I sat with him over a cup of coffee discussing his favorite subject, dogs. Rick, an avid bird hunter, knows what a satisfactory hunting dog looks like and, boy, does...

Save the Eagles!

In 1963, approximately 487 pairs of eagles remained in 48 states. This dangerously low number of eagles was due in part by destruction of the eagle’s environment, hunting, and DDT. Today, since the ban of DDT and the Endangered Species Act, the eagle population has...

9 Tips for Camping on a Budget

You’re all set to embark on an exciting journey to the middle of the woods! You set aside a week, moved a few engagements around, even got your neighbor to agree to pick up your mail while you’re gone. Everything’s ready to go, until you realize how expensive it is to...