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October 4, 2019

Well, did you think it would ever get here? It seemed that summer would never end with high 90 degree temps stretching into early October across most of the U.S. Finally, the arrival of multiple cold fronts are beginning to dip down into the U.S. and now into Texas.


June 1, 2018

It seems that our spring ended in early May and it went straight to July. The heat came on fast. Too fast for me and way too fast for our dogs.

You have probably noticed a substantial shut down in energy when you are outside with your dog. That is normal, after all, dog...

February 19, 2018

So the duck season is over and the upland season is coming to a close as well. Many hunters spend this time of year cleaning their guns and putting up their hunting attire in its proper place in the closet.

But what about your favorite hunting partner? Your dog cannot b...

June 30, 2017

With the heat upon us in Texas, about the only training you can do with your Labrador retriever, Golden retriever or any other hunting dog must be water-related. But as I have discovered, it is also a great time to allow your hunting companion time to heal after a grue...

June 9, 2017

Each year our friends at Cabela's of Allen, TX invite Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club to be on display. This Saturday, June 10, members of LSHRC and their furry hunting companions will greet customers who enter the store to shop for the latest hunting and fishing supp...

March 7, 2017

Each spring in Texas brings new challenges for those that enjoy the experience of competing in an HRC Hunt Test. The Lone Star Hunting Retriever Club will be holding its 31st hunt test in Bonham, Texas, March 18-19. Interested individuals may register online at www.hun...

December 6, 2016

Duck hunters in Texas love to hear these catchy phrases from weathermen--polar plunge, brutal blast and frigid front. This is especially true since we never heard these phrases during last year's duck season, which went down as one of the worst in recent history.

But th...

June 8, 2015

Now that the temperatures are over 90 degrees in Texas many of us will watch in amazement as that wild acting retriever you had a few months ago seems to only be up to a few bumper tosses now. That is the warning sign that your dog cannot be pushed as hard as you pushe...

March 2, 2015

One of the added benefits of entering your favorite hunting companion in a sanctioned UKC or AKC field trial or hunt test is that it keeps your dog in peak condition.  That is of course if you are training your dog prior to the test.  If there is ever a time for your r...

December 22, 2014

It has been a strange year so far for waterfowlers in our area.  The early brutal blast of cold air brought us lots of ducks on the opening weekend and thereafter. But now since the weather has become milder, the ducks have stopped migrating.


So what strategy works be...

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