bird dog

A pigeon ranch might be a good side business

November 25, 2022 // 0 Comments

A few years ago, I snared a bunch of pigeons out of my dad’s barn in Riverton and took them to a dog trainer out by Albin. I just gave the birds to Ron, but I found out [...]

My new bird dog is still too little to hunt

November 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

I wish I could have timed it better this year, but my new bird dog wasn’t born in time to get out and actually hunt this season. He’s coming along nicely in his training, [...]

All dogs are not created equal

November 14, 2022 // 0 Comments

My first Golden Retriever, Cricket, was a nearly perfect dog. Her only flaws were that she would tear up something that had my scent on it if I left her in the house for too [...]

The good news: hunting dogs need training

November 10, 2022 // 0 Comments

I got a new golden retriever a few weeks ago, and I immediately started working on his hunting ability. It’s been a while since I had a good hunting dog, and I’m hoping [...]

Your next great dog could come from a pound

March 29, 2022 // 0 Comments

Probably the most common way to get a hunting dog is to go to a breeder. It’s also probably the most reliable. Dogs that come from reputable kennels have pedigrees that [...]

Stay in practice at a bird farm

March 7, 2022 // 0 Comments

There are plenty of bird farms all over Wyoming, and it’s usually not that expensive to buy a few birds to get your young hunting dog some experience. It’s a great way to [...]

There are great gifts out there for your dog

December 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – and I’m sure my wife will agree: I’m not a good Christmas shopper when it comes to finding good gifts for people. [...]

Missing my bird dog more than usual today

November 29, 2021 // 0 Comments

On a cold morning 15 years ago, I made the trip out to Albin to bring home the best bird dog I’ve ever had. She wasn’t the best bird dog ever – don’t think I’m [...]
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