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Four Phases to the Perfect Heel

Training Tips

08/28/2015 9:15pm EST

 

Our simple four phase method to Heel will get your unruly beast rigth by your side! 

 

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Dogtra Interview

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

08/04/2015 3:13pm EST

 

This month, I was lucky enough to sit down with Dogtra's Pete Fischer. Pete and I discuss his background in the dog game and some of Dogtra's new products! 

 

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Lone Duck Adventures

Stories

07/20/2015 7:05pm EST

 

I can't explain how excited I am for this new adventure! Lone Duck is moving to South Carolina! 

 

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Boykin Spaniel: A Versatile Gun Dog

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

06/30/2015 8:19pm EST

 

Blaine Tarnecki is by far the best Boykin Trainer in the gun dog industry! Here are his thoughts on the breed! 

 

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Breaded Pheasant Breast

Recipes

06/28/2015 1:53pm EST

 

Delicious way to cook up a fresh pheasant! I love smothering them with Honey Mustard or BBQ sauce! 

 

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BBQ Pulled Goose

Recipes

06/28/2015 1:47pm EST

 

Awesome Sandwiches for you and your family! Very quick way to eat some Goose!

 

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Duck or Goose Jerky

Recipes

06/28/2015 1:33pm EST

 

This is a quick and tasty waterfowl jerky recipe! I'd say it is good enough to share with your buddies in the blind, but you might just eat it all! 

 

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Marsh Memories

Stories

03/31/2015 8:00pm EST

 

Jason from Pushing the Wild Limits tells the tale every waterfowler will enjoy!

 

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Introduction to Decoys

Training Tips

02/28/2015 7:00pm EST

 

Bob provides a few simple steps to follow when introducing your puppy to decoys!

 

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Gearing  up for Hunt Test Season

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

01/31/2015 7:00pm EST

 

Thinking of running hunt tests for the first time? JD Babb of Buh-Yah Retrievers gives some easy tips for your first time!

 

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Marking 101

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

12/31/2014 7:00pm EST

 

Terry Price of Oakridge Kennels in NC offers some tips on teaching your young gun dog to Mark better!

 

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Introducing Your Puppy to Water

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

11/30/2014 7:00pm EST

 

Lone Duck President, Bob Owens, gives you a step by step process for introducing your puppy to the water! 

 

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3 Tips to Improve Your Retrievers

Training Tips

10/31/2014 8:00pm EST

 

Dakota Mealer provides helpful tips to improve your gun dogs performance in the field!

 

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The Unspoken Bond Poem

Stories

09/30/2014 8:00pm EST

 

Cam Pauli, editor of North American Duck Hunter, shares his poem that truly depicts the Unspoken Bond between hunter and gun dog

 

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Preventing Gun Dog Injuries

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

08/31/2014 8:00pm EST

 

Rhett Riddle adds insight to preseason preparation and first aid for your gun dog

 

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Only a Waterfowler

Stories

07/31/2014 8:00pm EST

 

Early goose season offers many memories

 

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The Place Command

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

06/30/2014 8:00pm EST

 

The Place Command is a valuable tool to add to your Retriever Training tool belt

 

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So You Bought A Retriever Puppy

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

05/31/2014 8:00pm EST

 

Joe Overby has built some top quality retrievers and here is how he starts them off!

 

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Collar Conditioning Your Gun Dog

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

03/31/2014 8:00pm EST

 

Matt Tuttle guides us through collar conditioning

 

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A Gun Dog Saved My Life

Stories

02/28/2014 7:00pm EST

 

Cam Pauli provides a tear jerking story of how his beloved gun dog rescued him  during a dark period in his life.

 

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Introducing Your Dog to Gunfire

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

01/31/2014 7:00pm EST

 

Bob Tebbens provides important tips for introducing your young dog to gunfire! MUST READ!

 

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Team Red White and Blue's Veteran Hunt

Stories

12/31/2013 7:00pm EST

 

Bob, Buck, and Team Red White and Blue go on a Goose Hunt

 

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Handling Tips for your Gun Dog

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

11/30/2013 7:00pm EST

 

Joe Overby offers tips on how to improve your retriever handling skills

 

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Pile Work Volume II

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

10/31/2013 8:00pm EST

 

Rick's follow up article on Pile Work.

 

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Beginning Pile Work

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

09/30/2013 8:00pm EST

 

Rick Rokjer starts us on Pile Work. Vol. 1

 

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De-Bugging Your Gun Dog

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

08/31/2013 8:00pm EST

 

De-Bugging can be a huge obstacle with your retriever. Dave Dahlberg's tips can help!

 

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Preparing for Hunting Season

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

07/31/2013 8:00pm EST

 

Dakota Mealer offers advice to prepare your gun dog for the upcoming hunting season!

 

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Make Your Own Silhouette Decoys

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

06/30/2013 8:00pm EST

 

Charlie explains how to build your own goose decoys!

 

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Retriever Puppy Tips

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

05/31/2013 8:00pm EST

 

Now that you started your puppy off right, Terry Price adds more helpful tips.

 

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First steps for your new Pup

Monthly Pro Staff Articles

04/30/2013 8:00pm EST

 

It's important to start your puppy off right. Here are tips from the Pros

 

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A Message From Bob & Buck Owens

Welcome to Lone Duck Outfitters!

 

I have vivid childhood memories of family car rides, birthdays, and letters to Santa, where I'd pester my parents for a dog. At the time, I didn't care what breed it was, as long as it would play fetch, run through the woods with me, and sleep by my bed! My obession with man's best friend drove my parents insane, and finally, they cracked under the pressure. It was Easter morning, 1996, when my Dad brought home a WILD seven month old chocolate lab. His name was Avo, but after a family discussion, we decided to call this beast, Nelson.

 

Nelson was the definition of man's best friend, but like many poorly trained dogs, he had his flaws. His bad habits include, but were not limited to: eating food off the counter, stealing winter hats and gloves, running away, eating rocks, and dragging us down the street whenever he felt like it. He was a bruiser of a lab. His athletic build and rippling muscles made him the envy of the neighborhood. Sometimes my Mom would tease us about putting a For Sale sign around his neck during local garage sales! 

 

As Nelson aged, his bad habits became memories, and his lovable, devoted, and eager to please qualities became the norm. His love for my family was unmatched!

 

Unfortunately, Nelson was plagued with Hip Dyslpasia and cancer and in the Summer of 2009, we had to come to terms with his quality of life. To this day, that was the hardest decision I've had to make. Tears flowed from everyone's eyes... yes, even my Mom cried!

 

After Nelson passed away, my goals and life asperations drove me to learn everything I could about Retriever Training. I've read every book, watched every DVD, and apprenticed under some of the best trainers on the East Coast. The vision and ground work for Lone Duck Outfitters was born.

 

On Mother's Day 2010, my mom received a call asking, "how much do you love me?" Her answer, "very much, what did you do?" As I laughed, I told her about a litter of puppies that looked to be exactly what I was in the market for. A strong pedigree, right price, and only two hours away! Her love for me , once again, clouded her judgement and off I went with my sister to buy my future gun dog. Buck was my second choice after one of his brothers failed my puppy test. I pulled him out of the group, ran him through the paces, cut a check, and drove home ecstatic!

 

Our life together has been amazing. Buck and I have been all over the East Coast together. We've slept in parking lots, crashed on couches, and met so many new friends within the retriever community. Lone Duck Outfitters was born from my passion for retrievers, and the pride we all take in building the relationship between hunter and gun dog. Our mission is to improve and innovate the gun dog community through careful research and develoment. Our current product line is always improving and being added upon. We have several products in development which will provide our special niche' higher quality tools to train and hunt with our dogs. Please take some time to scroll around our website, enjoy the photos, join our community, and watch as we take over the gun dog world! 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Bob Owens

President of Lone Duck Outfitters