In honor of National Dog Day, we're going way back into the archives of Outdoor Oklahoma for this gem of a photo essay exploring all that a dog adds to the life of a hunter. With writing by Micah Holmes and imagery by world class photographer Russell Graves, we think it's a great way to take a moment to reflect on the contribution that dogs have made to hunting. Just click on the link and enjoy this throwback! And to all the hunters out there who know the excitement of a treed squirrel, a pinpointed quail, or a finely executed retrieve - and to all your hunting canine companions - happy National Dog Day from your Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation!
-Thumbnail image by Wesley Morrison/RPS