12. Hop on the Turkey Train
Outdoor Life contributor Steve Hickoff has successfully trained two English setters to become fall flock busters. "The basic characteristics to look for in a potential turkey dog are a strong prey drive, the ability to run big, a desire to check back regularly, and the capability of smelling or tracking flocks," says Hickoff. "Ideally, the dog should bark or be taught to bark on the flock break, which helps you find that break site, where you need to set up. Finally, the dog needs to be trained to sit quietly and calmly in a dog blind during the re-call."