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August 4, 2013 in Outdoors

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.