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November 22, 2009 in Outdoors

Bob St.Pierre of Minnesota follows his German shorthair pointer while hunting Montana pheasants on islands in the Missouri River via canoes.

Billy Hildebrand’s golden retriever enjoyed the rest between islands during a canoeing and hunting trip on the Missouri River in Montana. But the dog didn’t want to miss any of the scenery as they paddled downstream.

Rich Landers photo

Hunters and their bird dogs land on one of several islands in the Missouri River near Fort Benton, Mont., where they hunted pheasants and waterfowl.richl@spokesman.com

Rich Landers photo

A German shorthair pointer lauches out to find pheasants after a group of hunters landed on one of several islands in the Missouri River near Fort Benton, Mont.