Keep your gundog hydrated
The gnats, mosquitoes, ticks and humidity are all part of what make early season hunting early season. It's usually right at the end of summer start of fall time line and can be quite warm. Staying hydrated during a long day can be essential. Much like us our 4 legged hunting companions need water and replenishment as well.
Bringing water to the blind is definitely an added annoyance and a lot of weight to carry in along with your other gear but can be one of your most important assets. A bowl can be a nice way to keep your pup with water but I let them drink from the bottle pouring it into their mouths for one less piece of gear to carry. Something as small yet crucial as this can keep a dog happy and in hunting shape all season long and seasons to come.