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20 Years of Classic Setters at Good Go Ing  
By Jason Gooding  
Nineteen eighty eight was a pivotal year for Good Go Ing Kennels. It was the year Errol Gooding, my father, left his position as a Nursing Home Administrator. He returned to the dog business full time, a career he originally began in 1966, working for More….
(Fall 2008) 

Teaching Points
By Tom Hayes
Hunt Clubs like Good Go Ing are excellent training grounds.  One of the big advantages to membership is the ability to keep the dogs on the ground and in birds year around.  More ...
(Fall 2008)
   
Welcome Home
By Tom Hayes
A few days ago I was out at Good Go Ing to work my Labs on sitting still while “ducks” were coming in and being steady to the shot. When I got there, I saw Jason showing off a litter of 6 week old English Pointer puppies to some prospective clients. More….
(Summer 2008)
   
Training Young English Setters (Part 1)
By Jerry McAllister
I spent the summer and fall of 2007 training two young English setters for Jason Gooding and for myself. Both were born at Good Go Ing Kennels in March the year before, in separate litters. Daisy is a smallish classic female setter More….
(Spring 2008)
   
Hunting Young English Setters (Part 2)
By Jerry McAllister
Hunting with young English Setters, after months of training and shooting a few dozen planted birds, was an experience with surprise, as well as one which delivered the rewards anticipated during training. More…. 
(Summer 2008)
   
Bird Hunting is Over, Right? WRONG!
By Tom Hayes
For a lot of folks the Holiday Season spells the end of Bird Hunting Season. It gets cold. The snow accumulates. Pheasant and grouse seasons close throughout the Midwestern states. More….
(Winter 2008)
   

 

 

Dog Work on Both Sides of the Missouri River
By Jerry McAllister
The Gettysburg to Eagle Butte country in South Dakota provides proximity to good pheasant and sharptail grouse hunting. It has a varied landscape with bird cover specific to pointer, lab, or setter working styles. More….
(Winter 2008)
 

 

 

 

Dog Preparation and Care
By Tom Hayes
In just a couple of weeks we will be able to take the dogs out and get them onto some game. Good Go Ing’s season opens on September 1st and the Minnesota and Wisconsin Grouse seasons open two weeks later and then waterfowl another two or so weeks after that. More….
(Fall 2007)
 
 

 

 

Non Toxic Shot and Upland Hunting
By Tom Hayes
Over the past 10 years a strong trend to require use of non-toxic shot for upland hunting has emerged. Many, if not most, Game Farm / Hunting Preserves in Minnesota and Wisconsin now require the use of Non-Toxic shot. More....
(Fall 2007)
 
 

 

 


Remembering Pheasants of Days Gone By
By Tom Hayes
Tomorrow, the third Saturday in October, is the traditional Opening Day of the South Dakota pheasant season. Every year about now, I experience a bit of melancholy. On the one hand I have some of the best memories of my childhood and my relationship with my Dad associated with the pheasant opener. More….
(Fall 2007)
 

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready is Half the Fun and Essential
By Tom Hayes
Along about the time the walleyes stop biting in the spring, or if not stop biting, they stop biting in the places where I can locate them, my thoughts begin to wander into the coming summer and fall. While I love to fish, I love to hunt even more so at the first excuse I will start to plan and prepare for fall.
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(Summer 2007)
 

 

 

Puppy Pickin’ Time
By Tom Hayes
About every decade or so, the bittersweet time comes when those of us who hunt with dogs must bid farewell to a trusted friend and companion and face up to the fact that it is time to start over. More….
(Spring 2007)
 

 

 

 

On Game
By Tom Hayes
There certainly is a lot to be said for continuing to work with and train dogs all through the “hunting season” by working on fundamentals and refining handling. One of the outstanding benefits of membership to a hunting preserve like Good Go Ing is the opportunity to keep dogs on game. More….
(Winter 2007)