Lion Country Supply is proud to be carrying Yeti products, ranging in size and type from an 10 ounce Low Ball to a Tundra 65 cooler. It was only a matter of time until I would have to buy one and join the Yeti club after walking past these products every day, coming in and out of the office. I decided to buy the Yeti Rambler 30 ounce because I stop on my way to work every morning at a local convenience store to get fresh brewed iced tea. The largest cups of tea available are 32 ounce, so the Yeti 30 ounce was the perfect size for what I needed. If 30 ounces is too big for you, we also carry the Rambler 20 ounce.
With the hunting season in full swing last year, my dog and I were hitting it pretty hard. I don’t know how many miles we were covering in a week but I know that my dog easily doubles whatever I walk…probably more. His recovery time was great with a few days of proper rest, but I did notice that occasionally he seemed a little stiff or sore in the morning or after sleeping. This year I’m adding a few supplements to his diet to make sure he’s getting everything he needs to recover properly and feel his best. I’m starting with this package that LCS has put together, it’s a great staring point and helps save a little money as well. Below are are 10 of the best selling supplements LCS offers to keep your hunting buddy feeling great and performing their best.
Our Soft Chews are formulated with a comprehensive blend of Glucosamine, MSM, Perna Canaliculus Chondroitin and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in a great tasting soft chew dogs love.
This is the number one veterinarian recommended joint supplement. We carry it it two versions, chews tabs and a sprinkle capsule.
Chews tabs that include all of the ingredients in Cosequin with some additional ingredients such as ASUs, obtained from avocados and soybeans, and have been shown to protect cartilage which leads to improved joint function. Continue reading →
When an injury occurs on the field, the number one goal is to stabilize the dog until you can get professional treatment. Your canine first aid kit should be stocked so that you are confident you can achieve this goal. A first aid kit for a dog is similar to a first aid kit for a person but it’s a good idea to have one dedicated for your pup and to take it along on all your hunts. While most of the supplies will have a dual purpose and will work on people just as well, the only thing you really don’t want to share is a thermometer, because we take a dog’s temperature rectally! Having a dog thermometer in your first aid kit is important because many canine health emergencies are related to hyperthermia (too hot) or hypothermia (too cold).
The best way to get started is to purchase a dog specific first aid kit. At LCS we carry a variety of options from an small, essentials pack you can carry in your vest, all the way up to a trauma kit. Once you have your kit, open it up and familiarize yourself with it’s contents. The last thing you want to do is open it for the first time during an emergency.
You can also add to any first aid kit that you purchase, here are a few simple items you might consider:
• Duct tape and super glue are kit essentials for things like closing up a wound.
• Hydrogen peroxide is another good crossover item. It’s typically used for cleaning wounds, but if your dog ingests something that it shouldn’t, it also induces vomiting. Use caution, though, because once you induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide, the dog will continue to vomit until there is nothing left. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian about the proper use of hydrogen peroxide in emergency situations.
• Rubbing alcohol is another item that has duel purpose. It can also clean wounds, or you can use it to help cool your dog down because it evaporates faster than water. This is useful in humid environments.
• Many human medication can also be used on dogs. Dogs are the equivalent of a 7-year-old with a fast metabolism. The medicine is absorbed and goes through their system faster than adults. Check with your vet so you understand the effects of various medicines and proper dosages. Children’s Benadryl works well for mild allergic reactions. The common dose for dogs is 1 mg per pound, with a maximum of 50 mg. Buffered aspirin can be used for short term pain management on the way to the hospital. It has to be buffered for dogs and it can only be used for short-term treatment (long-term use can create stomach ulcers).
If you have any questions about any of the first aid kits we carry, click here or give us a call at 800-662-5202.
Sometimes, the weddings that I officiate as a pastor are not the most fun. A lot of the time I get a phone call that goes something like this.
“Hello,” I answer.
“Yes, is this the pastor?” a stranger asks.
“Yep, can I help you?”
“Yes, can you do a wedding for me?”
“Sorry, I already have a wedding (or funeral, or meeting…) this Saturday. Can you pick another day?”
“Do you know anyone who can do it? We already paid the reception hall, the DJ, the caterer and bought all the beer. We have to do it this Saturday.”
“Sorry,” I say.
To be fair, I do officiate a lot of weddings for strangers, but I enjoy weddings for people that I already know. Even if it makes me feel old. I remember the first time I felt old. I met my fifth grade teacher when I was a freshman in college. I was shocked to see how short he was. He was a fire-breathing, scary monster in fifth grade. I am now embarrassed to say that I felt old at that encounter, when I was nineteen years of age. A couple years ago, I was travelling and kept scanning for new radio stations whenever I drove out of reception of a classic rock station. I found a great station that played a bunch of good classic rock songs without a commercial and then they said, “You’ve been listening to GEEZER ROCK, your oldies stations.” Okay, geezer rock may not have been the name, but it was definitely an oldies station. Cripes.
Recently, however, I felt really old. I officiated a wedding for a kid that I confirmed as a church member when she was in sixth grade. It was especially difficult since she, Kylee, was the third kid in that confirmation class that had me perform a wedding ceremony, including her twin sister. I believe that the weddings were the only time I ever successfully differentiated the twins, as a bride’s dress is white and the sister was wearing the same dress as the other bridesmaids. The only other way I can tell them apart is by noticing which guy they are sitting next to in church. I don’t know what I would have done if they married twins!
Kylee gave me the address of the wedding site, which was land owned by the groom’s family. I drove out there a few days before, looking for a building of some sort. When I couldn’t find it, I sent a text to the bride. I find texting works best for all of these kids, and it will get a faster response than a phone call or even an email. I learned that the wedding would be outside, in a field, and that I was welcome to return and hunt the rabbits at the farm. During the rehearsal I learned from Kylee’s soon to be husband, Chase, that it was a 250-acre farm! It gets better. They had two hunting dogs in the wedding, both chocolate labs. The male, Bear, processed and went to the groom side. He wore a neckerchief that said “Ring Bear.” The female lab, Sadie, processed to the bridal side wearing a neckerchief that read, “Sade of Honor.” The seats were hay bales. A huge tent was the sight of the reception, and it was a wonderful time.
I nearly forgot the backstory on the proposal. It seems Chase went to Lion Country Supply and bought a collar. Bear wore the new collar to see Kylee. The name tag was engraved to read Kylee, will you Marry Me?” Of course there was a diamond ring. I have included a screenshot of my text conversation with Kylee, which I think will show how a backwoods country preacher may be different than the ones in the city.
We can feel it. Can you? We know your dog can. The days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler. The fall hunting season is right around the corner and all of the hard work you and your dog have put in is about to pay off. Some say there are four seasons in a year but at Lion Country Supply we know there are only two. Training season and hunting season. We wanted to help make sure you are prepared for your days in the field so we’ve put together a check list that’ll work if you are chasing feather or fur. Now load up your dogs and go make some memories.
For The Dog/s
- E-collar and transmitter
- Tracking Collar
- Slide on brass nameplate
- EMT Gel
- First aid kit
- Tick protection
- Tick removal tool
- Water bottle
- Water supply
- Eye Wash
- Chest/Skid plate
- Crate Pad
- Dog boots
- Mushers Secret/Pad Heal/Tuff Foot
- Training tab
- Dog coupler
For The Hunter
- Choke Tubes
- Brush pants or chaps
- Hunting vest
- Eye protection
- Bump cap
- Night eyes light
- Tick protection
Things That Are Easy to Forget
- Toilet Paper
- Landowner Permission
- Hunting License
- Local Vet Info
- Hardcopies of maps
Often times the simplest solution is the best solution. One of the most affordable and practical pieces of insurance a dog owner can purchase is one of our slide on brass nameplates. Traveling hunters, or any traveling dog owner for that matter, will find these invaluable. Today’s e-collars are powerful tools for keeping track of your dog in all kinds of conditions, but the reality is that they run on batteries, and eventually all batteries run out of power. The best thing you can do, is give us a call ahead of time and order a slide on brass nameplate with the contact information for where you’ll be staying during your trip. Then simply slip the nameplate onto your dogs collar or e-collar. You’ll have piece of mind knowing that in the worse case scenario, where you become separated from your dog in an unfamiliar area, the tag is there no matter how much power your e-collar has. Check out this video with Eric from Lion Country Supply as he walks you through this simple but invaluable product, then order a few before your next trip.
Our Pro Staffer and HOF trainer Dave Hughes has two English setters for sale, Chelsea and Mini. They have both participated in walking field trials and have derby wins.
Chelsea is a tri-color female who is 2.5 years old and nearly finished and will back and point. She has open and amateur derby wins, and will make a great hunting dog. She is Long Gone Studley x Bog Brook Daisy.
Mini is a 3.5 year old female who is not big running and is broke on liberated birds and has experience on wild birds. She has AKC and American Field derby wins and comes from Jerry Kolter’s bloodlines at Northwoods Bird Dogs.
Pictured above is Mini
For pricing or more information contact Dave Hughes at 814-592-9530 or Mark Hughes at 814-591-3540.
Hello Buck and everyone at Lion Country Supply! Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I, a native of central PA and longtime supporter of Lion Country Supply, am the new Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership (NAGP) and give you a brief introduction of who NAGP is and what we are doing for grouse and wildlife. NAGP is the only conservation organization that advocates on behalf of all 12 native North American Grouse species and their habitats and act as a “key voice” for grouse conservation. We have the largest and most experienced network of grouse biologist, researchers, and wildlife professionals that work to ensure a brighter future for grouse. Our main focus is in 2 areas, both backed by science. First, is the policy arena – ensuring public policies, particularly for federal and state management of grouse resources, are beneficial to grouse.
Second is management, we work to establish partnerships with others who are committed to grouse conservation and where NAGP can act as a catalyst, advisor, manager, networker, or whatever else is needed to help the on-the-ground work for grouse. We have a pretty basic barometer for our work, “is it good for grouse?” if so, we will work to find a way for NAGP to get involved. You could say NAGP has a single and focused mission – the active conservation of all 12 of our native North American grouse species.
Grouse are intertwined into the history of North American and the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and are Icons of North American wildlife. They were an essential part of life for Native Americans, helped foreigners settle the frontier, and have captured the hearts and minds of people from all over the world. NAGP believes it’s not just about the Birds, but also about the Landscapes they inhabit and the human connection to both. NAGP will work to ensure future generations can enjoy the thrill of watching grouse strut in the forest and prairie, get awed by their elaborate displays and calls, feel the excitement of grouse flushing from under your feet or your dog’s nose, the elation of spending time in these spectacular landscapes and the pride felt when grouse populations are sustained on working landscapes. We are linked to grouse and when native grouse are doing well on a landscape, it represents America at our best!
As Executive Director I am diligently working to establishing new partnerships that benefit grouse and increasing the size, scope and diversity of grouse supporters. I look forward to working with Lion County Supply and your customers/supporters on grouse conservation. Please check out our website at www.grousepartners.org to find out more and please consider adding your “voice” to grouse conservation. If you have any questions about NAGP or grouse conservation (or your readers/customers do) please drop me a line or email. It’s good to reconnect.
– Steve Belinda — email@example.com
I recently attended The Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual gathering. This year we met in Billings, Montana. I consulted my research department (a friend with high speed internet and a Google browser) and discovered that there is no hunting season for rabbits in Montana. I mean, rabbits are not considered game. So, in other words, there is no closed season. My mind quickly began to scheme a way to try an add a new species to my list of bunnies that I have hunted. My first concern was driving all the way to Montana. I considered the possibility of flying, but I have had my luggage lost on flights way too often.
Hi, I’m Eric with Lion Country Supply and I’m here today to talk to you about the one of the newest e-collars by Dogtra. It’s called the Dogtra ARC, which stands for Advanced Receiver Concept. The main point of this collar is that the receiver is more ergonomically shaped. When your dog is wearing it, it looks as if your dog has a regular collar on. As you can see it is much lower profile, which is helpful if you not want it to be seen as much or you don’t want it sticking out as far to be bagging off brush while you’re running your dog.
A little bit about the collar itself. It has a three-quarter mile range and it is made for low to medium stimulation levels. So if you have an extremely stubborn dog this wouldn’t be the collar you’d want for it. However, if you have a dog that’s not that stubborn this is a great system. Continue reading →