R&R Pheasant Hunting Articles - Pointing Labs

At R&R Pheasant Hunting, LLC, we offer you the finest pheasant hunting experience in South Dakota. One of the ways we do this is by providing trained pointing labs with every hunt. All of our pointing labs go through a rigorous training process, which helps the maximize the effectiveness of your hunt.

Although different dog trainers use different techniques, there are some generalities that hold true. The dog's training begins when the dog is still a pup, usually at about 10-12 weeks. The pup will be encouraged to search for treats on the trainer's person, thereby encouraging and rewarding the dog for using its nose. About this same time, the dog will first be introduced to game birds (usually a pigeon). If the dog becomes excited, this is called becoming "birdy." Some of the more gifted pups will even show a natural pointing tendency. The handler will then tweak and hone this behavior through games, such as attaching a bird feather to a fishing line and dragging it along the ground. This eventually leads to pointing to caged birds in a field. Once the training is complete, the dog is then ready to take the field.

The dogs used by R&R Pheasant Hunting are all experienced pointing labs. Our dogs also work well together, which will help you and your party get the most out of your hunting experience. Naturally, our guides are well-versed in getting the most out of our dogs.

R&R Pheasant Hunting is ideal for corporate retreats, family hunts, or a trip with friends. Our first-class lodgings and superior hospitality will complete your experience. We also encourage you to bring your own dogs (we have kennels) to see how they'll fare on a hunt. Call (605) 436-6782 to book your hunting trip today!