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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

Teamwork Between Man and Animal


November 1, 2023

Bird hunting at its most basic level is a relatively simple endeavor.

Dog flushes bird.

Hunter shoots bird.

Dog retrieves bird.

When it all comes together it’s a beautiful thing to experience, a well-orchestrated bit of teamwork between man and animal.

Seldom, however, does it all come off so simply. More often it’s a different scenario ending with dog flushes bird out of range.

Or hunter misses easy shot.

Or dog can’t believe hunter actually hit something and has no interest in finding dead bird.

I’ve met hunters who claim they seldom miss, dropping every bird they shoot at, the...

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