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  1. Yankee Waterfowler's NAHRA, July 12 and 13 Woodstock CT

    Last week to enter our NAHRA test - Started, Hunter, Intermediate, and Senior, both days. Premium is on our website (YWHRC.com) and the NAHRA website. Come join us, have a good time, and help us keep...
  2. Yay - something I can answer. I've been using the...

    Yay - something I can answer. I've been using the service for business since it was 3G, since we don't have FIOS where I am and I can't stand Comcast. 3G worked very well and got good signal anywhere...
  3. Thread: Chessie Pup Help!

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    Just a duck hunter and only on my 4th Chessie...

    Just a duck hunter and only on my 4th Chessie (3rd pup) so no expert. But they learn fast and unlearn slow. Especially when you teach them the wrong thing. Work on Obedience, especially "come". Get...
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    Try Batteries Plus - I have never looked for...

    Try Batteries Plus - I have never looked for Bumper Boy batteries specifically but have gotten batteries for other things that couldn't find anywhere else. batteriesplus.com and they have local...
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    Dawn - must be the phase of the moon, had the...

    Dawn - must be the phase of the moon, had the same thing happen Sunday training with Tony Schuko and a friend that comes up from Louisiana for the summer. From start to finish, everything was a...
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    If you guys are on septic systems, the plan for...

    If you guys are on septic systems, the plan for their system should indicate the high groundwater level. If they don't have the plan (or it's old and they don't have it on the plan) a soil evaluator...
  7. Yankee Waterfowler's NAHRA test, July 13/14, Woodstock CT

    Come join Yankee Waterfowler's Hunting Retriever Club at our July NAHRA test in Woodstock, CT. Holding Started, Hunter, Intermediate and Senior, both days. Entries close July 5. Premium available on...
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    Wrong movie - check out "Gattaca." Watch it while...

    Wrong movie - check out "Gattaca." Watch it while you think about what that DNA information will mean to health care (easiest way to control costs is to eliminate people with high likelihood of...
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    At $25 a pop? And you'd need to manually take out...

    At $25 a pop? And you'd need to manually take out and put in a new primer for every shot? Do the same thing for free with an empty shotgun shell.
  10. Thread: Sea Dogs.

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    It's a lot harder for the dog to get into the...

    It's a lot harder for the dog to get into the canoe from water than from land - teaching it I use a bumper (don't train much with birds here) and get the dog into the canoe holding the bumper, land...
  11. Thread: Sea Dogs.

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    First, on dry land. Sit in canoe, out to retrieve...

    First, on dry land. Sit in canoe, out to retrieve bumper, don't drop bumper until back in canoe. Use command "load" or whatever you want for getting back in. Then in shallow water - deep enough to...
  12. Thread: Snapping turtles

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    Hunt and train in lots of water with snapping...

    Hunt and train in lots of water with snapping turtles, only dog I ever had bit was my old lab/golden cross, years ago, when the dummy picked the turtle up out of the water. Not sure if he knew it was...
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    Actually, the police hadn't been there. The boat...

    Actually, the police hadn't been there. The boat was about a half mile outside of the perimeter they set up where all that show of force was used. They also had reportedly found blood on a porch just...
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    Welcome to Yankee, Brian. Hope we'll see a lot of...

    Welcome to Yankee, Brian. Hope we'll see a lot of you.

    Art
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    No pics but a training partner made up a floating...

    No pics but a training partner made up a floating platform out of PVC pipe (4" or 6" I don't remember) and plywood that we used to float a winger. Plenty stable but kind of a pain to haul around and...
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    Like them all, but a late season drake eider in...

    Like them all, but a late season drake eider in crashing surf off the beach is hard to beat.....
  17. Thread: 20 Gauge?

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    Great pic - two hunters looking right at the...

    Great pic - two hunters looking right at the camera, one dog still scanning the skies for more.....

    Art
  18. Thread: F.F. frustration

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    Something simple that worked for me with a...

    Something simple that worked for me with a sloppy/loose hold - took a bumper with the valve that lets you add water to adjust bouyancy, filled it about halfway (maybe a little less) with water and...
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    How well do they work in deeper water? Won't they...

    How well do they work in deeper water? Won't they sink when the point the ducks? Or do you use a flotation vest?

    ;)
    Art
  20. What Alec said. Things could be worse. It...

    What Alec said. Things could be worse.

    It sounds like you haven't started force fetch - that's OK, you don't need to force fetch to get a duck dog to pick up a duck. As the real trainers here...
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    I've done the "wing survey" for USFW a number of...

    I've done the "wing survey" for USFW a number of times - just cut off the wing, any big pieces of meat that are visible at the end, wipe off any blood (even if it already looks dry), and hang for a...
  22. Thread: Help!!!!!!!

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    First Relax, you didn't "ruin" him by taking him...

    First Relax, you didn't "ruin" him by taking him hunting. The problems you listed are not that big a deal. Some would tell you not to hunt him until you "fix" all the issues, or get to a certain...
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    Fels Naptha Laundry Soap - comes in a yellow bar....

    Fels Naptha Laundry Soap - comes in a yellow bar. I seem to either be relatively immune or extremely sensitive (systemic, needing the steroid treatment) from year to year. I wash whole body with it...
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    Bumping it up as a reminder..... should be a...

    Bumping it up as a reminder..... should be a great weekend, hope to see you there. Not many NAHRA events in our area, take advantage of this one!
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    All the above (except handler holding the birds -...

    All the above (except handler holding the birds - never heard of that one, I'd think if they were doing that the club would provide a bag) plus be ready to stand in the water (knee/hip boots or...
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