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  1. Thread: Mid-Iowa

    by Brad Vail
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    Qual 2nd hand unofficial 2 17 19 16 RJ 9...

    Qual 2nd hand unofficial

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    RJ 9
    unsure of jams
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    First this dog needs to be evaluated by your vet...

    First this dog needs to be evaluated by your vet for physical/neurological issues. If those things are ruled out, exercise and obedience are going to be great tools to use with this dog. If he was...
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    Mike, I have to echo Paul's thoughts. After...

    Mike,

    I have to echo Paul's thoughts. After playing around with a few dogs, my thoughts are the dogs key in on human or other scents on the sheds. My dogs appear to be quite successful hunting...
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    These things are really cool. I have been using...

    These things are really cool. I have been using two of them for over a month. The pistol route just wasn't getting it done anymore. Too many jams, malfunctions and the like. Now my pistols have...
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    Thanks guys I appreciate it! Big thanks to...

    Thanks guys I appreciate it!

    Big thanks to Scott and Isaac for the hard work they do at Rock River Retrievers.

    I got to throw a short bird in two of the derby series, and was very impressed...
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    If you are headed to northeastern SD, be sure to...

    If you are headed to northeastern SD, be sure to check on pheasant numbers in the areas you plan to hunt. We had an extraordinarily harsh winter. The weather has definitely taken a toll on birds...
  7. I regularly hunt pheasants with guys that have...

    I regularly hunt pheasants with guys that have pointing dogs. I always ask new people in the group if they are ok with a hard charging lab breaking their dog's points. No one ever has issue with...
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    I would take a good look at Circle C's Man with a...

    I would take a good look at Circle C's Man with a Golden Arm. I have trained five puppies sired by Brett. They were all from the same cross that was done 3 times. All 5 I have been involved with...
  9. Thread: Morris,MN

    by Brad Vail
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    Second hand open results: 1 Inca - Dewey 2...

    Second hand open results:

    1 Inca - Dewey
    2 Flint - Rorem
    3 Rip - Beck
    4 Johnny - Dewey

    multiple Rorem and Yozamp Jams
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    I have been on pheasant hunts with 20 + dogs on...

    I have been on pheasant hunts with 20 + dogs on the ground. This includes flushers and pointers. Sounds like a trainwreck, but these guys all hunt A LOT. These dogs almost work entirely...
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    I agree with Jeff T. concerning well timed praise...

    I agree with Jeff T. concerning well timed praise in FF. It can be an excellent motivator in some dogs.

    Also, I notice you are in FL. What time of day and how long are your FF sessions. ...
  12. Thread: north dakota

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    Open is a quad. Shot long to short. Flyer third...

    Open is a quad. Shot long to short. Flyer third bird down. Two long birds retire as dog returns with go bird. Watched 30 dogs or so and quite a few were doing it including some nice jobs.
  13. Thread: FF Pressure

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    Kona You have discovered why sometimes we wish...

    Kona

    You have discovered why sometimes we wish we had a third hand. Be cautious about just upping the pressure to get a snappy response to the bumper. At this point, you are still very much...
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    Late season hunting in heavy cattails here in...

    Late season hunting in heavy cattails here in South Dakota often results in lots of catches. This past December on one half mile walk over a frozen cattail slough netted 17 pheasants (15 hens 2...
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    Hi Kent, I think Richard may be on to something...

    Hi Kent,
    I think Richard may be on to something regarding cold blind situations. If her momentum is good don't be scared to put a few extra whistles on her to keep a strong line.

    If I have a...
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    Poll: Joe, I had an idea who you were referring to...

    Joe,

    I had an idea who you were referring to so I checked. Guess what? I was right. That is obscene :shock:. Oh well, I guess if there are people willing to pay for it???? Maybe some of...
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