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Keep your dog healthy — the post-hunt checkup

Dave Carty
These steps will help keep your hunting dog healthy and injury-free.
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Tips for keeping your legs healthy during long bird hunts

Scott Linden
It starts with minimizing the strain on thigh and calf muscles by stepping over, not on top of, logs and rocks.
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2014's best new archery gear

Mark Melotik
Add to your arsenal with a smattering of the year’s most-promising new products!
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All bird retrieves are "blind"

Scott Linden
Waterfowl guys have a term called "blind retrieve," where the dog doesn’t actually see the bird drop yet is required to streak right to the duck and bring it back.
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Use rodent squeaks for coyotes

Mark Kayser
Many hunters overlook the low-volume attractiveness of a squeaker call for predators. Try one and you'll stand a good chance at bagging more predators.
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Revise your dog training lexicon

Scott Linden
Sound-alike conflicts are a major bugaboo. Many of our commands can sound like names. Call your setter "Beau," and he might "whoa" when you want him to hunt on.
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From the Readers: Shooting coyotes at long range

A beginning coyote hunter and high power rifle competitor goes long-range to bag a wary winter coyote.
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VIDEO: Build your own shooting sticks

Mark Kayser
Follow these steps to an economical set of shooting sticks.
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VIDEO: What makes a good predator hunting dog?

Mark Kayser talks predator hunting dogs with Craig Maris. Find out what breeds are preferred for predator hunting and learn and few training tips.
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Breaking your gun dog's boredom

Scott Linden
Make a list of skills you think you have down pat. Then add another column with ways to make them harder, in increments, and you'll keep your dog firing on all eight cylinders.
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