Learning to use your nose on unseen retrieves

I'm often asked why I hunt and particularly why do so with my dogs. The simple truth is that I am in perpetual awe of them; of their ability to use all their senses in such an all-comsuming way. When I see the light come on in their eyes; when the tail becomes a blur; the dog back-and-forth on the forest floor becoming frenetic–that anticipation of an impending flush peaks.  This is the thing that I live for.

One of the 'selling points' for Carson was the description of him being very confident with his nose, even as a six-seven week old pup. This is very very true and it's up to me to shape this innate talent.

It's hopefully helped with situations like this: