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Check out Drake’s new short film “How Do You Hunt?” highlighting the product testing and development by Drake’s Guardian Elite Team – these professional guides, dog trainers, outfitters, and hunters push product testing to new heights. Be sure to go over to Drake and check out the Guardian Elite Series, as well as their revamped site, before the season comes – that’s when you’ll need it!
Usually, when the average person thinks of dog training, two things pop up in their minds. Either a fast-charging German Shepherd Dog chomping down on a man in a pillow suit or a some sort of canine on a leash following a human around a classroom learning how to ‘sit’ and ‘roll over’. Now, tell that same person about training a dog to hunt any kind of animal and that’s sure to raise some curiosity – not to mention a few questions.
Bird dog training has always been (and probably will always be) a world of its own. Like any training, of any sort, the means and methods will differ from trainer to trainer. However, it all boils down to one thing, training a dog to do something it was naturally meant to do – hunt.
A look into the world of top-notch Kansas bird dogs,golden wheat fields, and wild birds. These hard charging four-legged creatures will put anyone in awe as they display their prowess in the field.
Andy and his little brother, Quy, grew up fishing any waters they could get their feet into – regardless of if it held fish or not. The act of fishing, to them,has always been a sacred ritual since they were children. As they spent more and more time with each other on the water, they realized that fishing was more about the bonds, memories, and relationships that you form – catching fish was just the by-product. Two decades later, the same still remains true, as fishing holds a special place in their lives and hearts. As they grew up, they learned through each other, that special bonds are forged on those waters – and those bonds do not grow old with age.
Many of hunters that we find afield today have been hunting since they were toddlers. Toting a Daisy BB in the old forest or trying their hand at traditional archery.Usually, these activities are introduced and ingrained under the supervision of their elders. An aging grandparent with years of wisdom or a loving father or mother nearby to nurture the lessons of sportsmanship.
However, there are the few hunters who were less fortunate and got into hunting much later in life.