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    Need ramp for PU tailgate

    Have big male lab and am looking for recommendations
    for tail gate ramp. Any thoughts?
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    I have a Thunder 5 shot..........I like it a lot...

    I have a Thunder 5 shot..........I like it a lot but mention several things.
    1. Keep fittings for toggle switch tight and lubricated
    2. Be very careful with plug into electronics.....kind of...
  3. Count me in: Fred Tarnowski Winner: #18 Jaybar...

    Count me in: Fred Tarnowski
    Winner: #18 Jaybar American Idol Handled by Barb Younglove

    sympathy to Jim McDowall and No Wake Zone
  4. Cost of Thunder Bumper replacement dummies

    I need some additional dummies for my Thunder Bumper..........

    I love the machine.......but Lion country charges $17 a bumper plus shipping
    I think the mfg charges $7.50 but shipping is like ...
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    [QUOTE=NateB;1311817] Neighbor trains shepards...

    Neighbor trains shepards as attack dogs............he uses frozen turkey necks as chew toys and to clean teeth
    Cartilage and soft bone tissue seems to work great

    I quit using bones years ago
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    Was at Cabela's the other day. Saw a T shirt on...

    Was at Cabela's the other day.
    Saw a T shirt on a big man.
    "Fat people are hard to kidnap"
    Pretty darn funny.

    Just sayin
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    Did a derby a couple of years ago in NorthFlorida...

    Did a derby a couple of years ago in NorthFlorida
    Judge had range finder and stated the memory bird
    was......563 yards.............lots of dogs "did" it.
    My dog never saw the bird. Early draw and...
  8. Thread: Recoil Minimum

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    Bennelli........Super Black Eagle.............and...

    Bennelli........Super Black Eagle.............and they are totally wonderful to clean.........no gas ports
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    Freeze some Turkey necks............rock...

    Freeze some Turkey necks............rock hard.......dogs love em...........they eat them mostly gristle.......dont damage teeth like beef bones
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    Birds in Central florida

    QUOTE=laneb15;1248896]I know those that train dogs here in central Florida are few and far between but I am desperately looking for a few good ducks, preferably mallards, to use for training my dog....
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    Repairs to Tri Tronics Black Collars

    I have broken the collar sleeve that holds the collar to the receiver on the dogs neck.
    I have broken three of them over the years.
    Tri Tronics charges in excess of $100 to replace the receiver.
    ...
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    Thanks........I will give Rick a call

    Thanks........I will give Rick a call
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    Any chance of posting Qualifying results? Thanks

    Any chance of posting Qualifying results? Thanks
  14. All judges should remember: "Never, ever tell...

    All judges should remember: "Never, ever tell the handlers they must hit/avoid such and such an object."
    Then call back a dog that clearly missed/hit the object.
    You already are in a hole do not...
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    This is an intersting and timely...

    This is an intersting and timely thread:..........a few thoughts.
    1. Clubs today either own their own grounds , rely on area landowners or some combination of the two.......which club member has...
  16. Thread: Pet insurance

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    Just my 2 cents............Pets Best .........is...

    Just my 2 cents............Pets Best .........is TERRIBLE.

    Talk about a run around..........Do Not under any circumstances choose them!
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    Go to a Gunshop..........have them find you an...

    Go to a Gunshop..........have them find you an old
    H&R 922 pistol........it hold 9 rounds,will never malfunction,
    and is as they say"bulletproof"...........it will shoot the
    22 cal blanks used...
  18. Thread: Lyme Diseases

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    A personal experience: My young dog spent a ton...

    A personal experience: My young dog spent a ton of time in water during "swim by" both in Florida and MN.....He turned up with ..lameness...severe upset stomach with loose stools.........an eye...
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    My humble experience: Duck .......... Kents ...

    My humble experience:
    Duck .......... Kents 1560fps.......#3

    Pheasant .......... Fiocchi 1385fps ...Golden Pheasant Nickle plated #5

    I gave all other loads away.............
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    Take this to the political thread.

    Take this to the political thread.
  21. Poll: We keep the breasts, and thighs for ducks and...

    We keep the breasts, and thighs for ducks and grouse.
    For pheasants,geese.........maybe the legs.
    For Timberdoodles and doves.......only the filleted breast
    for gravy and toast.

    Seldom pluck...
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    Summary so far of some great responses. In no...

    Summary so far of some great responses.
    In no particular order

    1. Warm up your dog
    2. Purchase a dog with good structure
    3. Check for inherited defects
    4. Watch your training grounds for...
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    Summary so far of some Great! responses. In no...

    Summary so far of some Great! responses.
    In no particular order

    1. Warm up your dog
    2. Purchase a dog with good structure
    3. Check for inherited defects
    4. Watch your training grounds for...
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    Thoughts on overtraining and injuries......

    It has occured to myself and others that we may be asking our retreivers to do more than they may be physically bred to do. Kind of like asking football
    players to play basketball or run marathons....
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    Interesting...........pray for rain? God helps...

    Interesting...........pray for rain?
    God helps those who help themselves.......probably a better position.

    Climate change? Naw, no such thing............

    Evolution...........Naw, no such...
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