By Tayler Michels, Passion for the Hunt TV
The opportunity to hunt big game out west is on many hunters’ bucket list. Western big game brings some incredible elements that include not only breathtaking scenery and wide open vistas but also a unique distribution of opportunities that rewards perseverance and effort. With the sheer amount of public land that is available in many of the western States, there are opportunities for hunters who are willing to put in the effort. Yes, there can be a lot of hunters on many public land parcels but because of the sheer size of this terrain, it is possible to out maneuver other hunters and don’t kid yourself… massive elk and mule deer get harvested on public land each season.
By Tayler Michels, Passion for the Hunt
Training a young dog into a sage hunting companion takes time, patience and knowhow. An often-delicate process that cements a lasting bond between the hunting dog and the master. Brad Donald of Highpoint Labradors in Kimball South Dakota has been training and producing top notch labs since 1997. Brad offers these insights and perspectives for offseason gundog training. Donald stresses the importance of keeping a hunting dog sharp and focused all year long.
By Passion for the Hunt
How do you keep your hunting dog sharp this offseason? Chad Hines, owner of Willow Creek Kennels and Hunting out of Little Falls, MN offers some insights from his proven and successful offseason training regimen. Chad is an accomplished dog trainer and breeder of registered German Shorthair Pointers but his insights are universal for all hunting breeds.