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...
Muzzleloader Season Opens Today

Muzzleloader Season Opens Today

The close of this year’s gun deer season on Sunday signals the opening of the muzzleloader deer season, which opens today, November 30, and runs through December 9. Hunters have the option of using a muzzleloader, a bow and arrow, or a crossbow during the...
Wisconsin’s State Dog, the American Water Spaniel

Wisconsin’s State Dog, the American Water Spaniel

by Laura Bauer History The American Water Spaniel was bred in the Midwest for hunting birds from boats. Wisconsin hunters needed a versatile, hearty dog that could withstand cold temperatures and would easily fit in a skiff. It is generally thought that the Irish...
Rooster!

Rooster!

At the end of a long winter I cant wait for the time when autumn’s arrived and hunting seasons are opening everywhere, one of the first images that comes to mind, for me, is that perfect upland hunting scene: the yellow field stretches out in front of you, just...
Developing Outdoor Enthusiasts

Developing Outdoor Enthusiasts

All avid outdoor enthusiasts know that the surest way to keep their interests alive is to get someone new involved. Not only does this offer the opportunity to pass on time-honored traditions, but new involvement ensures the future of the activity you love, through...