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Hunting Dogs – An Outdoorsman’s Best Friend

Hunting Dogs – An Outdoorsman’s Best Friend

Pirogue is a sweet & handsome chocolate Labrador Retriever – but he’s no ordinary pet. This dog has a job to do when he’s in a boat or on a slough; Pirogue is Sparky’s highly trained hunting dog. Oh, and that name? It’s the name of a Cajun flat-bottomed fishing boat that’s great for marshy, swampy bodies of water; very fitting. Why have a duck dog? Duck hunting is much more enjoyable when your best friend thoroughly enjoys jumping into a cold body…

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Inaugural Duck Hunt

Inaugural Duck Hunt

Last Friday, while our 45th President of the United States of America was being inaugurated, I was on a slough in Nashoba, Oklahoma, having my own inaugural experience….my first duck hunt! Duck hunting is an early bird gets the worm type of adventure; starting thirty minutes before sunrise and ending at sunset. Once you’re awake & camoed-up, it’s time to grab the gear and walk to the slough if you’re not using a boat. This is a hunt where scent blocker isn’t needed and you can move…

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Pirogue Practicing His Mad Skills…

Pirogue Practicing His Mad Skills…

I’m not known to be a “dog person” because, well, I have horrible luck picking a dog that is sweet & obeys. My previous experience with dogs & boys was to pick one that appeared fun, sweet, & loyal but was often more trouble than they were worth. Now…I’m blessed, I’ve got a wonderful fiancé in my Sparky, and he comes with two trained dogs – one that is just a lazy house dog, and then Pirogue, a chocolate lab…

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