Michigan Gun Dog

5 Fun Wintertime Activities for You and Your Gun Dog

With most hunting seasons now closed keeping your dog active throughout the winter can be a challenge. Cold, ice, wind, and snow can be a major deterrent for us but rarely is it a turnoff for our furry companions. Perhaps a few of these fun activities will motivate you to spend some more time in…


Pheasant Hunting

5 Tips for a Successful Pheasant Hunt

There are a lot of things we’ve found that make for a successful pheasant hunt. Here we’ve compiled 5 tips to help you with yours. HUNT NEAR WATER Oredson, the manager of Denman Wildlife Area in southern Oregon, and Holzhauser — whose Siskiyou County, Calif., ranch is rated as one of the best pheasant hunting…


Gone Hunting

8 Must-Haves While Hunting

8 Must-Haves While Hunting Getting lost in the woods is the last thing that we want to happen, but it is also the first thing we should prepare for. A lot of things can happen in the field that make getting around without help hard, or weather can move in quickly and leave your group…


Versatile Gun Dogs Hunting Pheasants

Breed Profile-Deutsch Drahthaar

  If you frequent Pine Hill with any regularity you will likely recognize a few of these types of dogs hanging around.  Here is an overview borrowed from the VDD-GNA website describing the breed we produce at Pine Hill.  Hopefully you enjoy! INTRODUCING THE DEUTSCH DRAHTHAAR The Drahthaar is a passionate hunting dog with industry…


Downtown Chromer

Downtown Steelhead

Landed a nice chromer in the concrete jumgle downtown Grand Rapids.

Fundamentals are Important

Had a great time working with @ajbaudoux and his Drahthaar Evie at Pine Hill.  (@adamdavidphotography_ On the camera capturing this perfectly timed direction change while Adam is quartering his Drahthaar Evie) Even though you think your dog may be solid on a specific training behavior it’s rarely a bad idea to go back to fundamentals…


Versatile Gun Dog Training

Great Lakes Chaper VDD-GNA VJP Training Day

VJP Training Day at Pine Hill Recently we hosted the Great Lakes Chapter of the VDD-GNA  for a training day at Pine Hill on the Big Prairie Farm.  Although the training days are mostly to help prepare dogs and their handlers for the upcoming tests they often become a FUN social event allowing like minded…


How to Build Retrieving Confidence

Building Retrieving Confidence Natural retrieving desire can vary a great deal between individual dogs. With a timid or soft dog our enthusiasm for our dog to pick up and retrieve a downed bird can be the very thing that deters the retrieve. Next time your dog goes to pick up a bird instead of looking…