August 19, 2010
VIDEO: In Memory of One Fine Duck Dog
By David DiBenedetto
There are 100 days until the opening of duck season in South Carolina. If the incoming gear catalogs haven’t inspired you then here’s a video that will do just that. My friend and avid gun dogger, Wes Chester, showed it to me yesterday, and I’ve watched it at least three times. Why? Because I’m awed by the Lab’s passion, drive, and skill. The trainer was obviously no slouch, either.
I’m not sure there’s anything better than being in a duck swamp with your dog and your hunting buddies when the sky is raining birds—or even when it’s not.
This will be Pritchard’s second duck season, so I’m hoping for an even better dog than last year. But I realize most of that expectation lies with how well I prepare her. In any event, I can’t wait for duck season. (Though dove season should be a blast, too.) And after seeing this video I think you’ll feel the same way.
Good girl, Teal. Rest in peace.