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Another Hunt in the Books!

What a beautiful February weekend it was in Riverside, Iowa; perfect setting for a pheasant hunt. With the help of volunteers, family members, 6 dogs, Highland Hideaway Hunting reserve and our wonderful client, Dylan, I’d say we had a very successful hunt.

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Holiday Wish List for your Canine Friend

I have two dogs and if yours are anything like mine your dog toys don’t have a very long life span! They get so excited and just can’t seem to help themselves – tug ‘o war, ripping, and whipping around all ensue. So… what to purchase them that will last? I’ve come up with my top five favorite durable dog toys to help you with your Black Friday shopping this week!

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Fall for Fall

First thing that comes to mind when “fall is here” would most likely be hunting (especially if you’re reading this blog). What other activities are there to do with the whole fam on TOP of hunting (of course)? Here’s MY top ten list of things to do in the fall:

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Shotgun Shells
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A Potentially Overwhelming Process Made Easy

By Reid Wilson

How to easily buy shotgun shells from an older man

Walking into the ammunition aisle for the first time is overwhelming. I remember it and I remember yesterday when it still was. All the aisle said to me was, “Hi I have boxes that look very similar. I also have lots and lots…and lots again.” Not the friendliest aisle for the starting outdoors(wo)man. After the migraine had passed from overwhelming choice, I found some help and left with three knowledge bits.

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Healthy eating for you and your canine friend

By Kelsey Anderson

We always hear about the next big diet and ways to drop weight, but why don’t we just focus on eating relatively healthy and staying active? I know that if I just focused on those two objectives instead of counting steps and calories I would save time and lower my stress levels. Stick to the easy, healthy and traditional favorites when it comes to making meals for yourself. While you’re trying to eat healthier also think about your pups!

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Dear Abby – My Own Relationship Advice

By Kelsey Anderson

Sitting at home and cuddling up to watch a nice chick flick is never off the table for me. But when you start to think about the romantic comedies that we have all seen you start to see a trend, some predictability. The guy gets the girl and they live happily ever after (if the girl is lucky the happy ending also includes a big diamond ring). Well, I’m here to tell you that life is not that predictable. The beginning is always fun, new and exciting so the real question is… how do you keep that spark going? How do you keep that connection strong?

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Highland
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Three Pointers to Seeing Great Land Management

By Reid Wilson

Three Pointers to Seeing Great Land Management

Following the pheasant trail is no easy business and that is why we have our canine friends to patter through the good thick stuff. Enjoying the different cover types is what makes a great pheasant hunt. These cover types are just as much friends to a hunter as the canines. The habitat can be the forgotten pheasant hunting team member. It really completes the experience.

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Our Main Employees

By Kelsey Anderson

There has been so much work put into this non-profit so far, and much more to come, but I wanted to take a hot second to thank our biggest contributors… our dogs! Ok, our clients and supporters make this all possible, but I DO want to recognize our main employees. They do quite a bit of work on and off the field. Their primary responsibilities include eating, sleeping, pooping, oh and we can’t forget training and hunting!

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Father Showed Me Family

This was originally published as a guest post on Randy Schultz’s blog, A Bird Hunter’s Thoughts. A real honor for the writer and for Second Shot.

by Kelsey Anderson

“Pop, pop!” went the 20 gauge in Riverside, Iowa on a cold, but sunny Saturday afternoon. Nellie and Zeus, my two energetic labs, ran to the middle of the field where the pheasant fell from the sky after Chris shot his first bird of the day; a silly grin plastered across his face. Second Shot was giving Chris a second shot at hunting and a day of outdoor therapy fun.

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