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    If you're referring to this Rick, my post has...

    If you're referring to this Rick, my post has been misunderstood. Though I'm aware that once-a-day feeding is on the very long list of things that have been associated with stomach torsion, I've yet...
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    Fortunately, my dogs have always been much better...

    Fortunately, my dogs have always been much better trained than I am.
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    Lists of factors associated with torsion that...

    Lists of factors associated with torsion that include once-a-day feeding have appeared on these boards occasionally, but no one has been able to tell me if the timing between those potentially causal...
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    Here's a Lardy article on the topic:...

    Here's a Lardy article on the topic: http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/documents/NutritionPerformance.pdf Before that information first appeared on the Pro Plan site, I fed a 1/3 ration prehunt and 2/3s...
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    Put your nose to a bottle of "bird scent," then...

    Put your nose to a bottle of "bird scent," then to a years-old, much less relatively new, bumper, and it will tell you why the scent is money wasted. Was a time, however, when some trainers would...
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    Can't say I've read much of his stuff, but Deeley...

    Can't say I've read much of his stuff, but Deeley hunted with me some years back, and I understood him to be a fan of the collar at that time. Perhaps what's left of my mind is gelling.
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    Ah, "the rest of the story". Read you'd won a...

    Ah, "the rest of the story". Read you'd won a Derby, congratulations.
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    Got the witch hazel at the Dollar Store and...

    Got the witch hazel at the Dollar Store and everything else at Thriftyway. Worked great on a bad infection for us.
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    A Chesapeake goes for the throat of a stranger...

    A Chesapeake goes for the throat of a stranger making a move on the ducks:
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/RickHall/2009-2010%20season/CopyofIMG_2644.jpg
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    In the early days of HRC testing, a bird boy saw...

    In the early days of HRC testing, a bird boy saw a friend's Chessie that winded the bird station coming, panicked and tossed him a duck. Buddy, seeing trouble on the horizon and wanting to head it...
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    Believe I'd much rather eat a trapped duck than...

    Believe I'd much rather eat a trapped duck than one that's been shot with some of the projectiles attributed to punt gunnery.

    Also believe it was probably you who first brought the use of such...
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    Here's a link to a bit of UK duck tolling...

    Here's a link to a bit of UK duck tolling history: http://www.thefriendsofpickeringspasture.org.uk/the-history-of-hale-duck-decoy.html

    Or if you're really interested:...
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    "How far back is pedigree meaningful?" I've...

    "How far back is pedigree meaningful?"

    I've bought into the three generation rule of thumb. Meaning that if not still expressed within the closest three, the contribution of generations before...
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    I've never had trouble finding them on the main...

    I've never had trouble finding them on the main site. Hit the home page header for "Hunt Test/Judges," scroll down to "Calendar" and over to "UKC Licensed Hunt Calendar," which lists all scheduled...
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    The Hunting Retriever Club's.

    The Hunting Retriever Club's.
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    The Helly Hansen guide coat is the driest, most...

    The Helly Hansen guide coat is the driest, most well thought out rain wear I've found. Has a high collar inside the hood, so raising the hood won't put water down your back, cape type ventilation...
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    This thread's title made me think of "You're up,...

    This thread's title made me think of "You're up, Red." arguably the best retriever line ever.
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    "Been there, done that," as our September teal...

    "Been there, done that," as our September teal season closed Sunday. Wasn't the best of seasons numerically, thanks to a late migration, but we felt blessed to have the gunning we did, hunt with old...
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    When I hear "meat dog," I first consider the...

    When I hear "meat dog," I first consider the source. Seems to me that for most who do a lot of hunting in tough venues it's a compliment denoting high aptitude.
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    Some might enjoy seeing the bore on this early...

    Some might enjoy seeing the bore on this early Commander given to a college friend of his who hunts with me:
    http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/RickHall/2013-2014%20hunting/P1030187.jpg

    Know...
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    "Green dynamite," he called it. There for a...

    "Green dynamite," he called it. There for a while it seemed like every other hunter through our camp door tried to give me one, but I could do the same, worthless to me, drake calls on any whistle. ...
  22. Yup, Eggos did it:...

    Yup, Eggos did it:
    http://www.notjustluckycharms.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/eggo_chase-300x225.gif
  23. I've used nail gun blanks in a Retrieve-R-Trainer...

    I've used nail gun blanks in a Retrieve-R-Trainer for some 20 years, but I stick with yellows, which are nearly as hot as the reds that are made specifically for that launcher. I'd be leery of...
  24. Still not hunting season for some of us. Three...

    Still not hunting season for some of us. Three more wake-ups...
  25. Given the variety of stuff I've seen your dogs...

    Given the variety of stuff I've seen your dogs photographed with, I'm a little surprised that isn't a barn or snowy owl.
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