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    When it all comes down to it...

    Ya know I haven't posted here in quite awhile and for no real reason other than at my stage in the game, it doesn't make sense for me to spout off advice on things I SAW in videos and what-not...I...
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    On the farm I worked on in High school, we had...

    On the farm I worked on in High school, we had about a dozen pit bulls wandering around, no big deal. some were soft and friendly as a fluffy golden, some weren't very social but never bothered...
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    I dont know if 3M still makes Ultrathon but thats...

    I dont know if 3M still makes Ultrathon but thats my skeeter drug of choice...Legacy is right though, I would know, having been accused of possibly being half bear. Oh yeah I almost forgot,...
  4. This may not be what you want to hear but if this...

    This may not be what you want to hear but if this is your dogs first year waterfowling, don't count on him being reliable or useful. Once you get those expectations out of the way, you will really...
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    Mine is mostly an inside dog. But she loves...

    Mine is mostly an inside dog. But she loves being outside and she loves her kennel, so she spends a few hours a day out there sleeping in the sun and sniffin the wind. I think it makes her a really...
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    I've played that game with a few boats, the best...

    I've played that game with a few boats, the best thing I've ever done was keep the "big" boat for transport and decoy hauling and bought a small marsh boat to hunt out of. Momarsh DP's and Stealth...
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    Someone recently posted a link for Frost...

    Someone recently posted a link for Frost Waterfowl Trust. Frozen Mallards are available through them. Try checking their website. As for ditch chickens, maybe try your local preserves and...
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    On my yellow dog I used frontline with good...

    On my yellow dog I used frontline with good success, however on the black female I have, it simply seemed completely ineffective. It took several daily sessions of tick pulling to try to keep her...
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    I put together a chain last spring, my advice to...

    I put together a chain last spring, my advice to you, good chain is expensive, good stakes are not. If I were to do it over again, I would buy a stake and about 30" of chain for each dog. Make sure...
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    I love the Rig 'Em Right anchors. I thought...

    I love the Rig 'Em Right anchors. I thought about building them myself but with the price of lead these days, it was a wash. I also purchased an XL sized bag from the company and plan on adding...
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    Evan is right, it will be a lot easier to help...

    Evan is right, it will be a lot easier to help with maybe a little more information. Is this your first time FFing? Are you following a program? How many sessions per day and days per week? How...
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    "No, I don't want your help. I don't want my dog...

    "No, I don't want your help. I don't want my dog to be like a robot....but how do I get my dog to hunt like yours?"
  13. I am SOOOOO bummed. I had a pretty disastrous...

    I am SOOOOO bummed. I had a pretty disastrous Saturday due too high winds and lightening which kept me from going Sunday morning....ugh....If anyone took some notes and feels like sharing, I'd...
  14. Poll: My little female is about 45lbs. Pros: Easy...

    My little female is about 45lbs.

    Pros: Easy to work with in small marsh boats, lifting her back in is effortless. She's a bullet in the uplands, and a great thick woods grouse dog. She only...
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    Well bug, its possible for a female to never go...

    Well bug, its possible for a female to never go into heat at all. Mine went into her first one at 18 months and has been on about a 9 month cycle. I had one female who went into heat once...
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    Todd, all in good fun. Albany is a good area,...

    Todd, all in good fun. Albany is a good area, look into the Benton Retriever grounds if you haven't yet. If he's got a good attitude and you keep your standards high in the field, I still say go...
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    Welcome aboard bud, we'll be anxiously awaiting...

    Welcome aboard bud, we'll be anxiously awaiting puppy pictures when the time comes. As for a collar, tri-tronics and Dogtra both make great collars, compare the features, prices, and what fits in...
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    Welcome aboard, sounds like a fun young dog! I'm...

    Welcome aboard, sounds like a fun young dog! I'm no pro, but I would say have fun chasing roosters with him. However, don't compromise your standards for the sake of a bird, a lot of folks say,...
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    I'd say go for it, our dove hunting isn't always...

    I'd say go for it, our dove hunting isn't always fast and furious in Minnesota, but it's never really been a problem with young dogs for me. Keep this in mind though, a dog can swallow a dove whole...
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    I'm 26. Your probably not too far off in your...

    I'm 26. Your probably not too far off in your age estimate. Its an expensive game, and at my stage in life, I dont always have the funds to run. But we train like I do....
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    I briefly fed Native. I liked the idea of the...

    I briefly fed Native. I liked the idea of the "levels", no corn etc, and that its made by Kent feeds in Iowa. I had one dog on level 3, one dog on level 2. The dog on level three, although normally...
  22. Poll: I'm having a tough time choosing so I went with...

    I'm having a tough time choosing so I went with "other". Most if not all popular programs have a very similar end result, its interesting to look at each individual programs steps and compare the...
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    I used to work on a Dairy farm and still have...

    I used to work on a Dairy farm and still have some involvement in livestock, so I always have a tub of bag balm and a can of red kote in my truck... As for bag balm, I do use it on dogs, especially...
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    I can not help you sir, I myself am still trying...

    I can not help you sir, I myself am still trying to figure out why the little fellers scream everytime they hit the ball....
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    Great story and pictures Jim, I gotta ask you...

    Great story and pictures Jim, I gotta ask you about the boat though, is that a Carsten's?
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