Wingshooting

2018 Dog of the Year Winners

Every entry deserves recognition, but in the end this was a contest. Following are brief bios of the three winners and the great prizes they received from our generous sponsors.

Montana’s Malta Region

Montana’s Malta Region

This area of eastern Montana offers hunting for sage grouse, sharptails, Huns, pheasants and waterfowl.

Go Away!

Go Away!

Teaching your dog to “Go Away”

Acting for Migratory Birds

Acting for Migratory Birds

A recent legal opinion that the illegal taking or killing of migratory birds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act does not include incidental taking or killing could have adverse effects on waterfowl.

Enquiring Minds

Enquiring Minds

Readers have enquiring minds, and I receive many thoughtful letters throughout the year. I always am glad to help. It’s time again for a round of exchanges that should be of general interest to shotgunners.

The Training Mindset

The Training Mindset

The best time to train is when you are “in the zone,” as a dog will sense this and become a willing and contented member of the working team.

Sage Grouse Update

I have spent nearly 50 years in sage grouse country and I seldom hunt them anymore, simply because they don’t provide much challenge on the wing.

Storm Wins Duck Stamp Contest

Storm Wins Duck Stamp Contest

This is the second Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest win for Storm, whose painting of a pair of redheads in flight over a North Dakota pothole was featured on the 2004-’05 stamp.