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Become a Tech-Savvy Hunter. Your Hunting Dog Will Thank you. 

1st Pheasant HuntFrom GPS technology to smartphones, technology has followed many hunters into the field, especially those that go with their hunting dogs. You can use technology to keep your dog safe, monitor his or her health and keep tabs on his or her whereabouts. With the latest Hunting technology you won’t have to worry about bulk. It’s designed to be lightweight and durable — two things you really want when running your dogs.

Download the Right Apps

There are numerous apps designed to help you improve the hunt time you spend with your dogs, many of which focus on keeping your dog healthy. Here are a few apps to download:

  • Pet Dossier by Yep Yup lets you carry your pet’s vet records wherever you go. With this app, you never have to worry about tracking down your dog’s medical information, such as shot records and medications, because you’ll have it all on your smartphone.
  • The Red Cross’ Pet First Aid app is self-explanatory: first aid for your furry friends. Hopefully, you never need to use the app, but if you do, you’ll be happy to have all the procedures in the palm of your hand. Your dog will thank you.
  • Connected Afield is a cool hunting app that you can use whether you have your dog with you or not. It currently has eight useful features: weather, solunar, mapping, journal, social media, classifieds, regulations and nearby events. It’s a free app, so it is worth checking out.
  • OnXmaps’ hunting app gives you detailed GPS data on your iPhone or iPad. The biggest difference between this app and other GPS apps is that it shows you exactly where you are allowed to hunt, including private lands. You can also see who owns the land in the area. With this app, you will never drift off from your hunt club’s land.

Get the Right Tech Gear

There is a lot of gear out there aimed at hunters and their dogs. Below are a few of our picks:

  • gopro-fetchGoPro Fetch is a fun product that lets you see what your dog sees in the field. The fully adjustable harness allows you to mount the GoPro on your dog’s chest or back. GoPro cameras and accessories are available at both of our locations. Currently the “Fetch” harness is available by special order.
  • Astro by Garmin lets you track up to 10 dogs and has a range of up to nine miles. The Astro shows your dog’s location, status and distance. The perfect device to keep track of your hunting dog. Now available by special order at both of our locations.
  • R.A.P.T. 1400 by D.T. Systems is a remote dog trainer that can expand to up to a 3-dog system. It offers a 1400 Yard (3/4 Mile) Range with 16 intensity levels of Nick and Continuous stimulations adjusted from dial on the Transmitter/Remote. The collar is waterproof, rechargeable, and fits small to large dogs. The transmitter FLOATS on water. This is the perfect companion to the Super Pro Dummy Launcher. Both are excellent tools to help teach and reinforce the hunting situation. You’ll have pro bird dogs in no time. Trainers available at both stores. Watch the video below for more info.