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    My new kennel came in yesterday, two days after I...

    My new kennel came in yesterday, two days after I ordered it directly from Gunner. The one dealer for them in Georgia was out of their Gunner inventory, so Gunner gave me a discount on the shipping...
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    I decided and went ahead and got the Gunner in a...

    I decided and went ahead and got the Gunner in a large. On balance, the Gunner features looked good, with the only downside being that it's a bit heavy. I won't be backpacking with it though, so...
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    Gunner Kennel or a Ruff Tough?

    I'm considering buying either a Ruff Tough Kennel (Lg) or a Gunner Kennel (Intermed). Any of you have any experience or thoughts on these? Know of a better option? I'm a bit concerned about the...
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    So many questions about the sizing on these...

    So many questions about the sizing on these things... The problem seems to be that most of us have some degree of experience with XL plastic Petmate kennels, which are 30" high. The Large Ruff Tough...
  5. Thread: Game cameras

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    I've been using Reconx cameras for years;...

    I've been using Reconx cameras for years; couldn't be more pleased with their ease of use and incredible speed. They cost a bit more, but they have consistently been a technological leader in this...
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    Per Retriever Results (YTD): Top Derby...

    Per Retriever Results (YTD):

    Top Derby Handlers - Professionals (85 handlers)
    Marc Patton (Hidden Acres Retrievers), 16 wins, 147 pts, 51 plc
    Jason Baker (Baker Retrievers), 10 wins, 108 pts, 41...
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    We had a great shoot on Sunday at a corn field;...

    We had a great shoot on Sunday at a corn field; lots of birds and fun. My pup did really well and made steady retrieve after retrieve all afternoon. As expected it was hot, had to keep water by him...
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    Looking forward to going on the first shoot of...

    Looking forward to going on the first shoot of the season on Sunday. Like most states, Georgia splits up the federal limit of 70 hunting days into multiple seasons spread over days in early...
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    The reason I asked, is that I've heard of...

    The reason I asked, is that I've heard of landowners intentionally leaving out anti-freeze for the purpose of killing feral hogs. Lots of these guys are desparate to find a way to battle them.
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    Out of curiosity, are there any hogs in the area?

    Out of curiosity, are there any hogs in the area?
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    You may well be right, but it would interesting...

    You may well be right, but it would interesting to see if the country's best conference could ultimately get shut out of the playoff after the teams beat each other up a bit.
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    That is somewhat the question...If the SEC is the...

    That is somewhat the question...If the SEC is the best, would the conference have the respect to get a 2-loss champion in? Just a handful of years ago a 2-loss SEC champ won the national title....
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    Got a question for all.....I think it is well...

    Got a question for all.....I think it is well accepted that the nation's best football is played in the SEC...Regarding the football playoff, will the SEC champion get invited to be in the playoff if...
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    There's no reason not to use a booking agent as...

    There's no reason not to use a booking agent as their fee is paid by the guide service, not to mention that the guide services like the agents as client sources and seem to treat the customers very...
  15. Thread: Binoculars

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    I don't know what you mean by "not too...

    I don't know what you mean by "not too expensive," but if you want a great pair of binocs with extraordinary clarity at a price point that is well below new replacement cost, I'd get some Swarovski...
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    I haven't noticed any impact from duck hunting on...

    I haven't noticed any impact from duck hunting on deer. Our deer season lasts 4 months and we hunt ducks about weekly during the last month or so of that. Some shooting on an occasional morning just...
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    I don't know if it was ticks but my dog had...

    I don't know if it was ticks but my dog had something similar happen 2 1/2 weeks ago. He had been running but collapsed...I watered him down for a while and he got better but he still had a hard time...
  18. Thread: Blackhawk

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    Congratulations to Bill Landau and Moses! Back to...

    Congratulations to Bill Landau and Moses! Back to the Nationals....great to have a famous next door neighbor!
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    So happy and proud for Ralph! Training his pup...

    So happy and proud for Ralph! Training his pup pretty much on his own and now winning a Qual is incredible...Go, Ralph!
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    I think the answer sort of depends on what you're...

    I think the answer sort of depends on what you're trying to create. Many of your native grasses, some of which will come up if you just harrow the tract, will be good, though if you have some sort of...
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    I've found it fun trying both HT and FT in my...

    I've found it fun trying both HT and FT in my limited experiences and have a pup sleeping by my feet that got his MH and QAA by age 2 yrs and 3 months. He's a pretty good duck dog and morning...
  22. Thread: Pond dam advice

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    As mentioned, be sure and put a run-around on...

    As mentioned, be sure and put a run-around on your dam for those occasional heavy rain peiods that can over-flow the place. I'm currently building a new pond. It takes a while, especially with all of...
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    Quite a performance by Wayne Curtis--well done!

    Quite a performance by Wayne Curtis--well done!
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    I think this would be the bigger issue....My pup...

    I think this would be the bigger issue....My pup got his QAA a few weeks ago and then we canceled any plans for him to compete in any other QAA trials out of respect for other dogs trying to reach...
  25. Proud of SpringHill's Prince Charles MH (aka...

    Proud of SpringHill's Prince Charles MH (aka "Chip") for earning his QAA. Thanks to Marc and Jamie Patton for their outstanding training and dedication.
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