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     Most of the hunting community is focused on big game hunting. Its time to look towards small game hunting to bring more people to hunting. I have had the opportunity lately to talk to a lot of the older generation of hunters. They have reminisced about when they where a little younger and the joy of small game hunting. Most conversation have started due to hunting dogs. Flooding back memories for them of time spent behind dogs. They all talk about how small game was some of there fondest times hunting.
     The reason hunting small game can bring new hunters to the fields and Forrest is the dogs and the community of the hunters. When you get involved with hunting dogs the resources can be endless and new hunter friendly. There are groups for beagles, pointing dogs, flushing dogs, and retrievers. Dog clubs are a good place to start if you have a passion for dogs but not sure what you would like to be involved in. There are aways friendly people willing to show the ropes and maybe even take you hunting. Those people will almost always be there for you when ever you need advice or to see something first hand. Dogs are common ground with passionate people to help new hunters or seasoned hunters looking to get in to small game.
     Since putting big game on the back burner and only doing it occasionally. There have been countless people that have stepped up and help me with small game hunting of all kinds. They have been there to further my knowledge of the habits of them and habitat where they live. Most people hunting small game will show you some spots and take you out hunting. I have gained a lot of life long friends hunting and hope to gain a lot more. Get out there and meet some of the best people you will meet and see some an amazing places. Hunt an amazing resource of small game to put food on the table for your family.
                                      Jon

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