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Companions For Conservation

Winners of 2017 Companions for Conservation

SportDOG® Brand, the industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog training products and accessories, has announced the winners of its fourth annual Companions for Conservation contest. Earlier this year, SportDOG called for … Read more

Puppy Love

The First Month with the New Puppy

Selective memory is a close ally to puppies. Recollection of puppy breath and cuddles gloss over the challenges of house training and toothy destruction. Adorable naps and puppy eyes erase … Read more

Shotgun Throwing

Throwing the Shotgun

The problem with having a primary gun you carry to the field is over time other shotguns just don’t feel quite right. But I worry dedication to a single shooting … Read more

Companions for Conservation

SportDOG Kicks Off Companions for Conservation Contest

SportDOG® Brand, the industry-leading manufacturer of electronic dog-training products and accessories, has announced the continuation of its Companions for Conservation contest, a part of their Conservation Fund initiative. The social-media … Read more

Ohio Division of Wildlife

Open Letter to Governor John Kasich

Governor Kasich: Ohio’s wildlife and wild spaces are no place for power-brokering or politics. Despite over 30 conservation and sporting organizations and five retired Ohio Division of Wildlife chiefs calling … Read more

Mrs. Chance's Class

Bellville Elementary is Public Lands Proud

The halls and classrooms of Bellville Elementary flirted with the wild side with a visit from the latest addition to the Ultimate Upland Team, Ida. The nine-week-old chocolate lab puppy … Read more

Ida and Wing

Meet Ida

I’ve always found the haphazard naming of dogs intriguing. I’ve wondered if a puppy grows into the name, filling the shape of some predetermined vessel? I like original names, probably … Read more

Yellow Lab in Pool

Picking THE Puppy, or are we just kidding ourselves

Last time I chose a puppy I was fresh out of school, only a dim view of the years ahead and a bank account teetering on empty. At the time … Read more

Final West Virginia Hunt

End of Season Omens

Rio the setter suddenly hits the brakes, sliding to a stop on a steep grade beside an old logging road being reclaimed by the forest. We’ve spent a couple days … Read more

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