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Scott Linden Profile PictureScott Linden is widely known as one of the foremost media interpreters of outdoor pursuits. His passion for the subject, experience as an educator, performer and writer combine to make the woods and waters an enjoyable experience for everyone. He is the creator and host of Wingshooting USA television series, a popular seminar presenter, and popular blogger at www.scottlindenoutdoors.com. Scott's new book What the Dogs Taught Me was released in June, 2013.

Wingshooting USA is the most-watched upland bird hunting television show in the world, airing on seven networks and reaching over 280 million homes. He also authors columns for Quail Forever and Ruralite magazines, designs dog care and training gear, consults with apparel and equipment manufacturers on product development, and serves as a technical advisor and stock footage supplier to network TV and feature-film productions.

Scott lives near Bend, Oregon, with wife Karen Bandy, various cats, horses and wild critters, and hunting partners Buddy and Manny, German wirehaired pointers.

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ARTICLES

7 Tips Every Bird Hunter Should Know

Scott Linden
These tried and true tips for the bird hunter and hunting dog owner will make your sporting life easier.
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Acoustics Can Confuse Your Hunting Dog

Scott Linden
These days I'll sometimes turn and call or whistle in the opposite direction from my dog so the original sound, and any echoes, are both coming from the vector I want him to take.
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Body Language Is Louder Than Words To Hunting Dogs

Scott Linden
Just think before you act, adjust your pace, temper your volume, experiment with the magnitude of your movements, and your dog will get the message.
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VIDEO: Help Your Hunting Dog Handle Pinned Birds

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Scott Linden and Buddy explain the best ways to help your hunting dog handle a pinned bird.
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Make A Checklist For Bird Hunting Success

Scott Linden
Lists do help. You don't want to be 200 miles from home on bird hunt and realize you forgot your shotgun.
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Hunting Dogs Have One-Track Minds, And That’s A Good Thing

Scott Linden
Humans can think in more than one dimension, plan ahead, reason, debate alternatives, and consider abstract concepts. Dogs, for the most part, string thoughts in a linear pattern.
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Shooting The First Bird First Leads To More Birds

Scott Linden
Too often when we try for a double, it means two misses. We often start looking for a second bird before we’ve shot the first.
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Learn To Speak The Language Of Hunting Dog Games

Scott Linden
Thinking about playing some of the dog games? Field trial, hunt test, NSTRA or NAHRA, each has its merits. These terms will help you fit in a bit faster.
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VIDEO: Train Your Hunting Dog One Skill At A Time

Scott Linden
Dog training is an important task for both the hunter and the dog. Here a few tips to make mastery a little easier.
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Proper Head And Eye Technique Will Make You A Better Shotgunner

Scott Linden
Bird hunting is a lot easier when you understand and practice the fundamentals of shooting.
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