Why Hunting Dogs are Using Rex Specs This Season

June 14, 2022 Written by: Willie Vernon

Bitter cold, dusty and dry, successful or not - there is one thing that remains unwavering after a day in the field with your dog - the bond. But, keeping your dog healthy throughout hunting season can be tough when drive outweighs self preservation. We caught up with a few of our Ambassadors to discuss the bond they have with their hunting dog and why they are keeping them safe with Rex Specs dog goggles this season.

Let's kick things off with an in-depth review from Hunter Pickett on why he likes to use Rex Specs Goggles for his dog, Eazy-E, and what differences he's noticed with the introduction of the V2 Goggle. Want to see more of Rex Specs Goggles in action with the Big Kansas Outdoors crew? Catch their series, The Dream Job, on YouTube. Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 3 are available to watch now.

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BEN – OTIS, HARLI & ASPEN

Meet Ben Webster and his team from Big Kansas Outdoors

Black lab retrieves mallard waterfowl hunting.


What type of birds do you primarily hunt?

Ducks, geese, cranes, pheasants, and quail. 

What are your dogs' names and their breeds?

Otis – Black American Labrador

Harli – Yellow American Labrador

Aspen – German Short Haired Pointer

What is your favorite part about the hunt?

My favorite part about hunting is seeing smiles on people’s faces and watching the dogs work.


Why do you use Rex Specs eye protection with your dog?

I use eye protection for my dogs because Otis has had multiple eye injuries.  Since he’s wore them he hasn’t had another problem...no seeds in the eye, no abrasions.  


How do you and your dog bond outside of hunting?

My dogs go everywhere with me. Vacation, work, and even to bed lol. They are my buddies. Wouldn’t be the same without them. 


Follow along the Hunt with Ben, Otis, Harli, Aspen and friends at www.bigkansasoutdoors.com and www.prairielimitsoutfitters.com.


 


HUNTER – EAZY-E

Meet Hunter Pickett and his Black Lab, Eazy-E.  

Black lab squares off to a Sandhill Crane in the field.

What type of birds do you primarily hunt?

Sandhill Cranes and Lesser Canadas.

Why do you use eye protection with your dog?

I use eye protection for my dog because cranes can be aggressive when wounded and extract and poke at the dog’s eyes. I couldn’t forgive myself if my dog got his vision ruined because I didn’t protect his eyes while knowing what could happen.

How do you and your dog bond outside of hunting?

We spend literally every single day together. He is by my side no matter what I’m doing or where I go. He is my best friend and buddy first then my hunting dog. 


Follow along with Hunter and Eazy-E this season on Instagram @hpickett17.  

AUSTIN – ROXIE

Meet Austin Kaufman and his Black Lab, Roxie. 

Black lab patiently waits while on the hunt.

What type of birds do you primarily hunt?

I primarily hunt Waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes

What is your favorite part about the hunt?

I like to watch Roxie retrieve during the hunts. 

Why do you use eye protection with your dog?

I use Rex Specs for Roxie because the protection of my dog is key. When crane hunting the wounded cranes will scratch and peck at the dogs eyes. Without this product I would not feel safe letting Roxie retrieve cranes. 

How do you and your dog bond outside of hunting?

Roxie is my little sidekick. She is with me everyday no matter if I am hunting or working on the farm we are always together. 


Follow Roxie and Austin this season on Instagram @austinkaufman12

Ready to start training your hunting dog with Rex Specs V2 Goggles to prepare for the season? Check out our Fitting & Training Tips page to get started and set your dog up for success.

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