Stories tagged: hunting dogs
Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Dog trainer, breeder left legacy with “Mahoney setters”
It’s not uncommon when I’m hunting, working or walking my dog to have an onlooker say, “Is that a Mahoney setter?”
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
Out & About: Hunting dog clubs organize for more clout
Sporting dog clubs in Washington are joining under a new umbrella group to have a stronger statewide voice, especially in maintaining public areas to train and trial their dogs.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 7 p.m.
Rich Landers: Puppy training challenges hunter in pursuit of perfect bird dog
Our biological clocks spare most 60-something couples from the life-changing accident of producing another offspring. This is nature’s way of protecting mature adults from torturous sleepless nights, potty training and …
Sat., June 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Rainbow of gun dog breeds turns out for Chukar Challenge
This time a Lab won the grand prize.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Out & about: Fun Hunt… Top lady on Everest
An unusual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is being revived by the Spokane Bird Dog Association, all in the name of good times, good-natured competition and another …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Landers: Bird dog training for next season starts now
Bird dogs don’t make time during winter, spring and summer for analyzing films and contemplating improvements to their game before the next hunting season.
Thu., Sept. 17, 2015, midnight
Bird dogs need preseason conditioning as much as the hunters
Bird dogs are tough and have a passion to go, but they’re not invincible. Dogs need a handler’s attention before, during and after a hunt to get the most out …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, midnight
Cheat grass a foe to man and dog alike
I was sitting on my front porch the other afternoon engaged in a tedious and time consuming seasonal activity – removing cheat grass pods from my socks. As always, the …
Sun., May 31, 2015, midnight
Out & About: Snake-aversion clinic for dogs June 26
OUTBACK-OFF – A rattlesnake- aversion clinic for dogs is being offered June 26 in Lewiston by California- based Natural Solutions. The clinic is promoted by Lewiston-area resident Shelly DeAtley, who …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014, midnight
Landers: Allure of big-running bird dogs never disappears
In November, my friend Walt called asking for advice on getting a bird dog. “I’m in the market for a hunting dog and I’m wondering,” he asked: “Has getting older …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, midnight
Ladies earn national top dog field trial title
This weekend they’re out for fun, hunting quail and chukars near Ellensburg. Last month they were all business in the Midwest, hunting for a top-dog title among the country’s best …
Sun., Oct. 13, 2013, midnight
Senior springer spaniel inspires desire for the hunt
I had the privilege to hunt with Solo a decade ago when he was young, athletic and fast enough to snatch a flushing pheasant out of the air before I …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, midnight
Landers: Even bird dogs need preseason training, too
Bird dogs are no different than neglected kids. Some turn out OK, but most grow up with troubles that could have been avoided with regular doses of attention. While Eastern …
Sun., Aug. 4, 2013, 5:35 a.m.
Veteran instructor keeps live-fire in hunter education
Jack Dolan, 72, is a veteran hunter education instructor who’s proud to be old-fashioned. “You must get behind the wheel and prove you can drive a vehicle in traffic before …
Sun., June 2, 2013, midnight
Out & About: Free fishing offered in Idaho, Washington
OUTDO – Washington and Idaho are among the many states offering free fishing – no fishing license required – next weekend.
Thu., May 30, 2013, midnight
Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution
Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up. De-skunking recipe: Last week’s column on the simple, time-proven recipe for removing the …
Wed., May 29, 2013, 8:20 p.m.
Landers: Readers react to skunk-smell solution
Skunks and dogs, gobblers and deer – both are on the outdoors column agenda today. Buckle up.
Thu., May 23, 2013, midnight
Skunked dog? Landers has recipe for remedy
Any hunting dog with gift for finding birds also has a nose for trouble. It’s in the contract you accept when a pup joins your world. That’s why I’m always …
Sun., May 12, 2013, midnight
Out & About: Spring training for bird dogs
OUTHUNT – A clinic for owners of pointing dogs of all ages and abilities is set for 8 a.m.-noon on June 8 at the Spokane Bird Dog Association’s Espanola training …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012, 6:28 a.m.
Washington’s oldest shooting preserve flush with pheasants
Farms along the Palouse River are well-known for producing bumper crops of wild game birds, but for nearly half a century, Pheasant Valley Preserve has taken bird hunting to a …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012, 6:26 a.m.
Early-season tips for dogs
Hot, dry weather is hard on dogs, which is why hunters must give special attention to their dogs during early bird-hunting seasons. Based on years of experience, Dan Hoke, veteran …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012, midnight
Out & About: Kid in driver’s seat for last youth hunt
OUTGOING – Daniel Kuhta, 15 (pictured above), ended his career of participating in youth upland bird hunting seasons last Sunday with a limit of pheasants at the Fishtrap Lake area. …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012, midnight
Bird dog savvy
Here’s a wake-up call for upland bird hunters, not a day too soon: “It takes six to eight weeks to get your dog into shape for hunting season,” said gun …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2011, midnight
Ardent hunter has blind ambition to bag ducks, geese
On a recent weekday, waterfowl hunter Kent Contreras was bubbling with optimism for his coming weekend hunt along the Pend Oreille River. At least a couple of thousand ducks and …
Sun., March 13, 2011, 8:02 a.m.
Dog trainer stresses importance of all-weather instruction
“Some people say I’m living the dream,” Dan Hoke yelled with a smile from the back of his horse as he trotted into a near blizzard. “Of course, they’re never …