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August 4, 2013 in Outdoors
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Jack Dolan of Medical Lake, stages his bird dog pup, Chip, before an outdoor session with 40 hunter ed students.

Dog trainer Dan Hoke addresses hunter education students – most of whom are female – in a field session geared to hunting upland birds. The number of girls and women enrolling in Spokane-area hunter education courses has dramatically increased in the past 15 years, said course organizer Jack Dolan.

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Instructor Arch Averson backs student Sydney Loop in a hunter education field session with volunteer Mark Lund and his bird dog.