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  1. I guess I don't know all of the terms. What...

    I guess I don't know all of the terms. What exactly IS "bottom"??
  2. My 2 year old is out of Hank and Rebels Swift...

    My 2 year old is out of Hank and Rebels Swift Ocoee. Ocoee is not titled...has not been run to my knowledge. My dog, Sam, is very high energy while training or playing.....very fast....always...
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    I can tell ya that grain elevators and barns are...

    I can tell ya that grain elevators and barns are a great place to get them. Be sure to get permission first but farmers HATE them in their barns because they crap all over everything. If you find...
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    Get yourself a fishing net, a flashlight. Go for...

    Get yourself a fishing net, a flashlight. Go for a drive looking for pigeons around overpasses, grain elevators, farmers' barns etc. Wait for it to get dark then go fishing!! Don't shine the light...
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    And therein lies the problem with RTF and people...

    And therein lies the problem with RTF and people in general........someone ALWAYS wants to get fancy....lol.....

    I'm interested in what's "irresponsible" about your post as well. I'm in the same...
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    Your words "buried deeply in my heart and she...

    Your words "buried deeply in my heart and she will always be with me" say it all. The connection is incredible.

    Now I'm going to put my computer away and invite my pup to curl up in my lap.
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    I saw a what looked like a couple hundred...

    I saw a what looked like a couple hundred thousand in an all out cyclone north of Hannibal earlier this week. There were snows in one part of the field, Canada geese in another part, ducks mixed...
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    You might kill some birds but as said above...

    You might kill some birds but as said above you're early.....the good news is that the snow is melting in NEMO and I assume it's melting in NWMO as well assuming it hasn't already.....don't think...
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    Hate to hear that.....

    Hate to hear that.....
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    Sometimes ducks REALLY want into a spot and not...

    Sometimes ducks REALLY want into a spot and not much can keep them out...including shooting. Other times ducks will LOOK at a spot and do so with a wary eye and will flare for no apparent reason. ...
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    Sam is usually laying either in my lap or my...

    Sam is usually laying either in my lap or my wifes lap. The incidence of rank odor seems evenly distributed between who's lap he's laying in at the time of the odor. Hmmmmm.....so the bottom line is...
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    I do the vast majority of my actual duck hunting...

    I do the vast majority of my actual duck hunting with a skeet choke.....I can't imagine why skeet wouldn't work for thrown birds. A tighter choke not only results in more damage to the bird but...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone...you've...

    Thanks for the replies everyone...you've confirmed what I was thinking and been a big help. You know we just want what's best for our four legged family members and it's always good to be more...
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    Dog food and dog food rankings.....

    I was describing my dogs NASTY farts to some friends and they said it's probably because of his food. I'm feeding Pro Plan Savor....he does NOT get table scraps. For treats he gets milkbone dog...
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    I know...sorry...I kinda threw the bait out...

    I know...sorry...I kinda threw the bait out there. I truth I know a good trainer and handler can work with high energy dog. No doubt about it. Me....I'm a novice.....I DEFINITELY don't have the...
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    I thought I might get that response.....and I'm...

    I thought I might get that response.....and I'm sure you're right. I'm not sure I've ever been around a high drive dog. So my follow up question is this: Why on earth would any duck hunter WANT...
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    Basic obedience....sit....down.......shhhhhhhhhh....

    Basic obedience....sit....down.......shhhhhhhhhh. I'm no pro but a calm dog is a trained dog. When they are young it will be a chore......it gets better as they mature and as they gain experience.
  18. Devil's pitchfork....beggarticks...stick tites....Public service announcement....

    Finally got a chance to get Sam out on his first duck hunt.....he did a good job a bit antsy in the blind......didn't really know what he was there for and hadn't ever been required to sit in one...
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    I shot Fiocchi and Winchester Drylocks in 3 inch...

    I shot Fiocchi and Winchester Drylocks in 3 inch mag BB at snow geese last February through my Benelli Montefeltro. Never had a singe Fiocchi hang up but I did have several Drylocks fail to eject. ...
  20. Jeannie Greenlee....thanks for the link I enjoyed...

    Jeannie Greenlee....thanks for the link I enjoyed it and it relates well to what BonMallari said above....let the dog savor, don't fight the dog for it.....let the dog realize that more fun will come...
  21. Thank you to everyone for the advice, I...

    Thank you to everyone for the advice, I appreciate it. I know there are a lot of benefits to FF and had actually planned to have it done by now. Work and other commitments have gotten the best of...
  22. What is the best way to lessen a dogs desire to keep birds for himself??

    When my 13 month old lab was 8 weeks I tried him on dove wings and darn near didn't get on back...had to pull it out of his throat. Now that he's bigger and he's on full size ducks he still doesn't...
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    I just bought two!! Ok..no I didn't....lol..

    I just bought two!! Ok..no I didn't....lol..
  24. Thread: Dog names

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    My best friend at home when were kids had a dog...

    My best friend at home when were kids had a dog named French Fries. I asked him why he named his dog French Fries and he said "because I don't like Corn".....

    My dog's name is Sam.
  25. A tribute to Remi.....my newest duck decoy.

    I've been meaning to post this for a while.....

    This is a decoy I had made by Swampy in tribute to my dog Remi who died this time last year. Remi is sorely missed around my house but he won't be...
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