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Summer school is in!

It’s starting to get pretty warm out there.  You’ve had plenty of time to let the fond memories of the past season sink in.  Tak...

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Hunt Test Tips – AKC Junior Pointing Dogs

So you’ve entered your first AKC pointing breed hunt test.  It’s time to show and prove that your pup is progressing into a buddi...

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Hunt Test Season is in Full Swing!

That’s right…  Hunting season has been over for months.  The snow has melted and everyone is itching to get outside.  What bett...

AKC Pointing Dog Hunt Test Gear Checklist

Spring is here!  The snow has melted here in the Midwest and the temperatures are starting to rise.  Not only does this mean that it’s...

Canine Performance Nutrition Techniques

We do a lot of research and testing here at Bird Dog Life. Some things work out well. Others, not so much. Over the last couple of years we...

Pheasant Stroganoff

Ingredients: (serves 2-3 people) 2 – 3 pheasant breasts (cubed) 1/2 medium white onion (diced) 8 oz mushrooms (small bin, sliced) 1-...

Finding public land available to hunters

Today’s quick tip comes courtesy of Andrew Vavra at Pheasants Forever. He made this YouTube video shortly after completing their first ...

Seven Deadly Signs

When we get sick or don’t feel well we have a wide range of options that we can utilize in order to get relief from what ails us. In th...

Woodlawn Farms – February 19th

Here is my 2nd take at video editing. This is from Woodlawn Farms Hunt Club in Creston, IL. We were in Field 9. The weather was nice and th...

Ideal Body Weight for Sporting Dogs

As a new year rolls around the most popular resolution to make is for people to lose weight. Who couldn’t stand to lose a few pounds? ...

Some like it hot! (just not our dogs)

We’ve all experienced those lovely summer days here in the Midwest when it’s so hot outside that you could fry an egg on the pavem...

Green River State Wildlife Area

This was meant to be a follow up to a post about our trip to Green River State Wildlife Area this winter. However, that post never came to be...

How do you stay warm on a cold winter day?

As I prepare myself for a fun December hunt at the Green River State Wildlife Area it occurred to me that the weather is going to be relativel...

Upland Hunting Checklist – Local

As many of you have personally experienced; when you first started hunting you packed pretty light.  Gun?  Check.   Shells?  Check.  Blaz...

Pheasant Pot Pie

Ingredients: Pheasant & stock ingredients: 2 pheasants (about 2 ½ pounds each 1 carrot 1 celery stalk 1 medium onion, halved 2 teaspoon...