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Ted Gartner said the use of GPS collars on his dogs, like Vegas, takes the worry out of losing a dog late in the day.
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Ted Gartner swings on a bobwhite quail.
Working a sandhill's ridge for quail.
Ted Gartner said GPS dog collars are especially valuable when hunting wide-open country, like the southwest Kansas sandhills.
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LuLu, a wide-ranging English pointer's GPS collar allows her to hunt freely without getting lost from her owner.
Wide-open country that holds lesser prairie chickens and bobwhite quail.
Ted Gartner with a quail and LuLu, his pointer.
Vegas, a German shorthair, gets some water during Tuesday afternoon's heat.
LuLu pointing a quail near a Stafford County creek bottom.
Ted Gartner moves in a bird pointed by Vegas.
Tom Turner tries for a quail.
LuLu, a bird dog, with a solid point on the quail that's visible in the leaves.
A male bobwhite quail hiding amid leaves in Stafford County,
The tracking device of a Garmin GPS collar shows the dog's direction and distance.
LuLu and Vegas stop to "honor" the point of another dog.
Vegas on a solid point. Her GPS collar transmits her location, and lets Ted Gartner know she's on point.
Ted Gartner checks the GPS collar on Vegas, one of his hunting dogs.
Tom Turner tries for an Edward's County bobwhite.
The blue GPS collar allows Ted Gartner to know where LuLu is located, and when she's on pointÉlike on this quail.
Ted Gartner checks the GPS collar on LuLu, his wide-ranging pointer. Thanks to the collar, Gartner knows LuLu's location at all times.
Vegas, Ted Gartner's German shorthair, on a solid point in Reno County.
Ted Gartner used a combination of an aerial photo and the bread crumb function of his GPS dog collar to show where his dogs hunted and found birds in Reno County
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