Great Hunting Dogs: For Whom The Dog Tolls

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling dogs are an old breed, but newly recognized in the United States. “Tollers” work like a
well-oiled machine, running crossing patterns within gun range, the way good flushing dogs do, and then are great at retrieving ducks.

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Water Dogs: For Whom The Dog Tolls

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling dogs are an old breed, but newly recognized in the United States. “Tollers” work like a
well-oiled machine, running crossing patterns within gun range, the way good flushing dogs do, and then are great at retrieving ducks.

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Shed-Hunting Dogs

Judy R. from Illinois writes to ask about dogs that find shed deer
antlers.  "I’m thinking of trying to train my black lab to find deer
antlers. But how would any dog be able to recognize a deer antler from dead
deer bones. Antlers are bone. Won’t they smell the same?"

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Give A Dog A Bird

My dog Josey was a thing of athletic beauty as he swept through fields head high, in a ground-swallowing, mud-clod throwing gallop. He was steady on point — if I could find him. Friends who knew better, bird-dog people all, said, "You’ve got to get that dog under control." We both had a lot of growing up to do, and it happened on a bird-hunting trip to South
Dakota.

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Saved By 4-Legged EMTs

Jan. 25, 2006 — Longtime readers of The Outdoor News Hound know we’re always on the lookout for stories about special dogs. We have a classic tale this week about two Labrador retrievers that are credited with saving the life of their diabetic owner who collapsed in a rural field while walking them at night. We also have an update about chronic wasting disease, and news from an Indiana town where wintering crows outnumber human residents.

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Muskie Record Stands

Jan. 18, 2006 — Long-gone Louis Spray’s world record will stand after members of the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame voted Monday to reject a request from an Illinois-based group to disqualify the 69-pound, 11-ounce whopper muskie Spray caught on Oct. 20, 1949. This week, we also report on the nation’s top dog, and a popular youth shooting program that’s being threatened in Arizona.

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Tips For Acquiring A Hunting Dog

The only thing better than hunting over a great dog is hunting over your own dog. Before you rush out and buy a hunting dog, however, there are several things that need to be considered. Remember that while hunting season lasts two or three months, a dog will be living with you 12 months, and during those 12 months will need to be fed, housed, trained, exercised, and taken to the vet. And here are some other things to keep in mind before acquiring a hunting dog.

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