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Articles by Scott Linden

There's more to a good hunt than just what you bring home

Scott Linden
Can we better savor the memories of an outing if we stop and smell the (wild) roses? And pine? And juniper? Here are some ways to "add value" to your hunt.
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Locating your dog afield is critical in bird hunting

Scott Linden
You can trust to luck and hope your dog has a white tail. A safer bet is a bright, bold orange collar.
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Hunting dogs need a break too

Scott Linden
Some days, we just play. Explore new places. Or hunt. We go back to the easy stuff on the training agenda. Or practice old skills in new places. What we don’t do is focus on acquiring new skills.
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Scott Linden: What I learned on my fall vacation(s)

Scott Linden
None of this will help you shoot more birds or make your dogs steadier. But in the long run, you will be enriched by the memories you make, the friendships forged. The journey will rise a notch or two on your life list.
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Add some elevation and shoot more birds

Scott Linden
If you can see your dog more often you’ll have a few extra seconds to get yourself ready for a safe, straight shot.
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Water is a key ingredient to successful bird hunting

Scott Linden
If the wind is right or your route allows it, hunt toward or away from water and you might get lucky. Or plan a route that hits water sources several times during the day.
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Bird hunting and hunting dog terms you need to know

Scott Linden
Hunting, field trials, dog training ... each has a language all its own and understanding it will lead to more success.
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Your hunting dog may have trouble hearing commands

Scott Linden
Next time your dog disobeys you, don’t jump to the inevitable conclusion. It may not be recalcitrance. He may not be stubborn. He probably can’t hear your commands.
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Your dog can help you shoot better

Scott Linden
Sure, clay target practice is good. But the rubber meets the road when you’re in the field. That’s where you need to put a bird on the ground for your hunting dog.
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Hunting dog development and training—we are the key

Scott Linden
What makes a good bird dog? I mean apart from steadiness, strong nose, retrieving ability, and coat quality.
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