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15 Awesome Retrieving Photos You Need to See

15 Awesome Retrieving Photos You Need to See

As any waterfowler who hunts over a dog knows, the real stars of the show are often the gun dogs making the retrieve. Whether it's a lab, toller, or spaniel, there's nothing like watching a seasoned gun dog in action.

That's why we compiled some of the best reader submitted retriever photos into one convenient place for your viewing pleasure.

Check out these awesome retrieving shots from last season:

Blue, Labrador Retriever

Hunting during the North Dakota non-resident opener in 2014. First time out there for me and my dog, Blue, a 3 1/2-year-old BLM. Beautiful country.

— Daniel Simoens

Bolo, Labrador Retriever

Hunting the North Platte River in Nebraska, using my Winchester SX3 and trusty retriever Bolo.

— Rick Walleen

Vito, Springer Spaniel

Vito, springer spaniel retrieving a duck. He's 5-years-old in this photo.

— Alex Pepin

Speed, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Our 1-year-old, Speed, doing what he loves most — going after ducks! After all, it's in his name — Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever! Owned and trained by Chuck Hastedt — Soaring Heart Kennels, Lucas, TX.

— Chuck Hastedt

Diche', Chesapeake Bay Retriever

This is my dog Diche' going hard off his stand one morning on a hunt in the Mississippi delta. He has a lot of drive and is still a puppy. This was our first season together and I love hunting with him.

— Edward Wall

Diche', Chesapeake Bay Retriever

My dog Diche' in full overdrive going through a rice field in the Mississippi delta. Diche is just over a year old and this season was our first together. He has a big motor and loves hunting.

— Edward Wall

Rocky, Springer Spaniel

November Sky's Rocket Boy "Rocky," our 1-year-old springer spaniel, hunting mallards in a cornfield north of Missoula, MT.

— Jim Reeve

Herbie, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Our Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, Herbie, fetching a duck at 3 1/2-months-old! He is a half-brother to the toller on the cover of the October issue!

— Laurie Geyer

Loki, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Loki after a hard day of work watching for more birds. He is a 5-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever!

— Nelson Johansen

Bella, Labrador Retriever

Bella doing what she does best. This picture was taken during a hunt in Oklahoma. The vest being worn by Bella is a Drake Waterfowl Dog Vest.

— Zach Scovell

Dan Giberson, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Magnum, our 3-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, doing one of many Canada goose water retrieves on a recent goose hunt.

— Dan Giberson

Bena, Labrador Retriever

This is Bena, meaning pheasant in the Sioux language. She is an English bred lab retrieving a duck for me in Arkansas this year.

— Eric Dean

Sir Frederick, American Cocker Spaniel

Sir Frederick, our American cocker spaniel, busy at work during a hunt last season.

— John Looney

Pumpkin, American Cocker Spaniel

Here's our American Cocker Spaniel, Pumpkin, retrieving a duck during a great day of duck hunting.

— Marsha Linehan

Atlas, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Atlas, a 3-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, brings in a crippled duck during an early season hunt.

— Andrew Hotton

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