Bella_Thomas Stepanek_2021 Outdoor News Huntin Buddy Photo Contest Entry

Bella Thomas Stepanek 2021 Outdoor News Huntin Buddy Photo Contest Entry

This is Bella, a 10 year old golden retriever. The photo shows Bella retrieving a drake wood duck in the ice covered waters of northwestern Wisconsin. With her neoprene vest on there was no hesitation, just jump right in and get the job done! She lives for the hunt whether it’s ducks, or pheasants in the fall or wading the lake shore in the summertime to try and catch a small fish in the shallows. We shot three Woody’s that morning and Bella retrieved them all! The dedication and love for the hunt she has is second to none, and hunting next to her is always a joy watching her do what she loves to do.