Your Hunting Dogs

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory
Whyle

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1 | Whyle

Whyle and his owner Gordon Marco live in Pennsylvania. Gordon has hunted all his life and is thankful to have Whyle as his hunting companion. And, while Whyle is a good hunter, he's quite the character. "He's a very good, very entertaining dog," Gordon says.

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Annee

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2 | Annee

Caitlin McNeill says this photo of her dog, Annee, was taken in the James Peak Wilderness area in Colorado. Looks like Annee is enjoying a beautiful day at the lake!

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Herman and Hershey

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3 | Herman and Hershey

Herman and Hershey love to ride to the food plot in the side by side, says owner Robert Landon. What dog wouldn't?

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Harley

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4 | Harley

Camille Clark of Sandpoint, Idaho, said her family got Harley when he was six months old. They've trained him to find antlers and recover animals after the hunt. "He also thinks he is a human," Camille said.

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Earnie

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5 | Earnie

Earnie and his owner, Joe Balog, have a blast traveling together in search of the best waterfowl spots throughout the country.

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Jaz

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6 | Jaz

Ashley Pressick says her dog, Jaz, a 5-year-old lab, is her favorite hunting buddy and the reason she got more involved in hunting. “I cherish every day and hunting trip with her because I know I will never find another dog as awesome as her,” Ashley said.

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Porter

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7 | Porter

Troy Rodakowski’s “little hunting buddy,” Porter, is a 5½-month-old German Shorthair who loves to hunt upland game, waterfowl and of course, chew on deer antlers. Troy and Porter live in Junction City, Oregon.

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Reba

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8 | Reba

Reba loves nothing more than riding around the Texas ranch with her owner, Bobby Mallory. The two of them spend of lot of time doing just that.

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Teal and Widgeon

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9 | Teal and Widgeon

Barry Rumbell of Bazil, England, says his cockers Teal and Widgeon are both workers and members of his family. “We are lucky to be able to hunt all year 'round,” Barry said.

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Amp

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10 | Amp

The Gorhan family from Ransomville, New York, are crazy about Amp, their yellow lab. They said Amp loves swimming, but prefers resting on a couch over catching birds.

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Luna

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11 | Luna

Steve Hickoff adores his "hard-charging," blue-eyed English Setter Luna -- originally a California rescue dog. "She loves wild turkeys the way I do," Steve said. "As you can see, she likes to steal my deck chair now and then too. She's my home office and fall hunting buddy. At night, she sleeps flush against my right knee and foot, keeping an eye on me, no doubt."

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Teddy and the kids

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12 | Teddy and the kids

Michael Pendley’s bloodhound, Theodore Roosevelt (Teddy for short), spends most of his time sleeping on the couch, hanging out with the kids and slinging dog slobber throughout the house. “His main function, according to me, is to learn to track wounded deer," Michael said.  "A well-trained dog can follow a deer's scent days after a shot and cover miles of trail, even without visible blood. Hopefully, Teddy will drastically cut the number of unrecovered deer for our friends and family over the next several years.”

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Boudreaux

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13 | Boudreaux

When Boudreaux isn't hunting, he doesn't mind playing dress up with his favorite little girl, Maggie Moore of McCalla, Ala.

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Lexi

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14 | Lexi

Lexi loves on her friend Chris Ross during a Mississippi hunt. Lexi is not Chris' dog, but he was the one who'd had the breakfast sandwich.

Editor's note: This photo gallery was first published Nov. 5, 2015.

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When you love something, you want to show it off. That's why we asked you to submit a photo of your canine hunting companion so we could share it here on Realtree.com for all to see.

Check out these photos of the pups doing what they love to do -- whether it's retrieving game, sniffing out antlers or simply resting in a favorite chair. Day in and day out, they provide unending devotion, enthusiasm and affection, making your time spent outdoors and at home that much more special.

We at Realtree wish you and your furry companion the best of luck this season! Go get 'em!