Training Your Bird Dog in the Offseason

Man out fishing on a boat with his hunting dog

A lot of waterfowlers will wait until opening morning for their dog’s first boat ride of the year. To avoid any mishaps with your dog, try bringing it with you the next time you go fishing. Make sure your dog understands that there are rules that have to be followed while riding in a boat. Here’s how taking your dog fishing can help you when duck hunting season opens.


Get Sighted In For Hunting Season

Rifle on Scope with Bench and Shooting Glasses

The hunter leveled his .30-06 and put the crosshairs on the buck’s massive chest. He was confident in the 80-yard shot because last deer season he had taken a deer at this range with no problem. As he recovered from the recoil of his shot, he saw the buck whirl, untouched, and leave the field. No blood, no hair, no buck, it was a clean miss! Learn how to avoid missing this hunting season.