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Dr. Tim's Dog Food

For many years I toyed around with dog foods.  I tried them all.  Eventually, I went with a nationally known brand made for performance dogs.  It was a good feed, no doubt about that, and it wasn't cheap.  I had only one problem with it.  At times, after several days on the road hunting, one or two of my dogs would refuse the food. Not all of them, and not all the time. That put me back into search mode.  I was looking for the BEST feed for MY dogs.  I settled on another well-known company.  This time, my dogs tore into the food all the time, every time.  They thrived on it, and I was happy with the results.  However, even after being on their "breeder's program" and receiving a discount for a slightly larger bag (35# vs. 30# retail), the price became prohibitive for my kennel of 5 Brittanys.  I bit the bullet for years.  But, one day I got a letter stating they still loved me, but the breeder bags were going to 30# AND the price was increasing.  A double whammy! They priced themselves out of the market. (We are talking $55/30# bag.)  In addition, I did get a bag or two my dogs would not touch.  Back to square one.  I tried another excellent feed, family owned, made in Texas. They ate it fine, but their coats were dull.  One day, at a National Field Trial, I asked a good friend what he was feeding.  He told me Dr. Tim's.  Never heard of it, I said.  Check them out, he said.  I ordered a bag of Pursuit from the website, and the rest is history.  After two years of trialing, training, and traveling to hunt all over the country, I have no complaints.  My dogs are at the peak of performance, and they tear into the food, whether dry, or wet (I add water prior to competitions and on hunting trips.)

I am completely happy with the feed, the service, and the 40# bag.  They have an autoship system, as well, so I go through them rather than the other popular autoship company. It's not cheap.  But, the good stuff never is.  After all, what are your hunting buddies worth to you?

I most heartily recommend them. So does Dog Food Advisor.  They ranked #1 (I didn't even know this until I heard from a friend.)


 ESP- Electronic Shooters Protection

Every time you shoot a gun without proper hearing protection you are assaulting your ears with up to 150 decibels (dB) of deafening sound. Repeat exposure over 90 dB will result in permanent hearing loss while a single gun blast of more than 120 dB can do the same. More than 50 million shooters in the U.S. are currently at risk for developing some degree of noise-induced hearing loss…the world’s most common and preventable disability.


Since 1994, Electronic Shooters Protection (ESP) has been providing shooters with state-of-the-art electronic hearing protection for shooting. Each set of ESP’s are custom fit to your ears for all day comfort and proper protection. The custom fit is so precise, you’ll forget you’re wearing them! Whether in a combat situation, hunting or competing in an event, the smart technology used within our earplugs gives you a competitive advantage allowing you to hear natural sounds other shooters cannot. While wearing your ESP’s, you’ll be the first to hear the launch of a trap or the flush of a bird. You can have normal conversation in a duck blind, talk with friends on the Sporting Clays course or easily communicate with your team in a tactical setting. All-the-while, your fragile hearing will remain properly protected from damaging noises such as gunfire.
Save yourself from a lifetime of hearing problems or complete hearing loss with ESP’s newly updated line of shooting hearing protection products. The most innovative and effective digital earplugs available to shooters.



WingWorks Hunting Vests


Originally developed by chukar hunters in the high-desert Northwest, Wingworks feature a weight bearing waist belt, 100 oz. plus water capacity and restriction-free movement for walking and shooting.They accommodate the layered clothing approach to the variety of weather encountered in fall hunting conditions. Durable Mesh, Cordura and Ballistic Cloth construction, simple adjustments, exceptional load capacity and small body footprint set WingWorks apart from the rest.  Built to hold up to hard use day after day, in a variety of climates and terrain.  Here is a YouTube video that explains some of the  features. https://youtu.be/eXu7FThZL9Ehttps://youtu.be/eXu7FThZL9E



  GAIA GPS 

Having a map program to hunt from is critical!  I BLOGGED about this several times over the years.  For the latest BLOG post- click HERE.

Now, you can get a complete premium, or lesser, membership for 20% off! Click HERE, or the link above to go to the GAIA website to get your discount.


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