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He also invited good friend and bird dog trainer David Jenkins of DD Kennels in Raymond, IL to guide our hunt.
Springer spaniels are the best upland flushing bird dog, bar none.
This wasn't my first emergency with a bird dog, and surely won't be the last.
I was sixteen and driving, and I had the best bird dog of my life.
Besides breeding and training their own dogs, the birdwells also custom train other bird dogs to the owner's specifications.
That's when he turned his attention to getting serious about owning a bird dog of his own.
It has definitely been an experience trying to teach a bird dog that she has to discern the difference between birds that she is allowed to hunt and those she has to leave alone.
Without the pheasant program, many young people would be at their television, cellphone or computer, and many veterans would give up their bird dogs and quit hunting.
Byrne began crossbreeding bird dogs more than 50 years ago with one goal in mind: creating the perfect fall turkey dog that would run ahead of the hunter, find and flush turkeys and bark upon flushing the flock.
Europeans have different ideas about bird dogs, and prize versatility above all else.
95) by humorist Alan Liere, who has an uncanny knack for seeing the lighter side of outdoor experiences, both good and bad, but in his case, mostly bad - broken fishing rods, bird dogs that eat what they retrieve and leaky waders.
But bird dogs being what they were, many couldn't be trusted to hunt within the limited range their owners preferred.