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  1. Further Joke Fail - You are now wanted in Canada...

    Further Joke Fail - You are now wanted in Canada in the connection of shooting a grizzly (most probably in a national park). Shooting an animal with a handgun. NO permit to transport or own a...
  2. What people are skirting around the bush and not...

    What people are skirting around the bush and not really telling you is that most dogs can be trained to RETREIVE your dead pheasant while it takes training and natural prey drive to encourage a dog...
  3. This will be a FT dog.

    This will be a FT dog.
  4. 20 Questions - For a Prospective Young Dog Trainer

    Sorry I don't have them. But I do have a new pup that I would like to place with a young dog tainer for yard and transition work.
    There are so many different opinions on who is the best and who is...
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    Well thank you all. I had a real hoot reading...

    Well thank you all. I had a real hoot reading all the comments. I didn't even know cracker could be offensive let alone skeet. Damm we got a lot of skeeters up here in the summer! I guess I am now...
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    Call name - offensive?

    I am considering using the call name, Spook. From the registered name it will have the connotation of ghost or spector. However, there may be some who will take offence I expect for its slang...
  7. Thread: Puppy Name

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    Where did that come from or do I ask Melanie? ...

    Where did that come from or do I ask Melanie?

    Cheers,
  8. Thread: Puppy Name

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    These are great! Keep it up. Cheers, David

    These are great! Keep it up. Cheers, David
  9. Thread: Puppy Name

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    Puppy Name

    I'm picking up a Grady/Ham pup and looking for a call name that ends with a 'ck' sound. My other dogs have been named Rook, Huck and Turq. Really would like to keep the same sound going if...
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    Not transmitter wise but whistle wise. I used to...

    Not transmitter wise but whistle wise. I used to put the NAHRA bands around my landyard then when I picked up the whistle to blow there would be the metal tinkling sound. On a calm day my dog could...
  11. Thread: Wash outs?

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    When do you know its time to wash a dog out? I...

    When do you know its time to wash a dog out? I ask this because I don't think labs mentally mature until they reach about 4 years of age. It seems that is the age they settle down and really...
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    Handling at My First Field Trial

    I haven't ran at a field trail for over 30 years and haven't been to one in 15. I did train my last dog to GMHR in NARHA but haven't been to a HT in 5 years. Now I have a pup I'm thinking of...
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    I was paying in the $700 - 800 this past winter...

    I was paying in the $700 - 800 this past winter for an AA trainer. Anyone phone Mike and ask him how much he charges. I would love to know as my pups litter mate is now on Lardy's truck.
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    Kristie, From a conceptual perspective that is...

    Kristie,

    From a conceptual perspective that is the point I was making. You have to purposefully take your dog off line and then get it back on line. I just turned that into a scenario I actually...
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    FOM, You have described what I was attempting...

    FOM,

    You have described what I was attempting to. A judge sets the pattern straight out to point x then right cast to point y then right cast to point z then come in call. I'm not saying the...
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    Let me make it a bit clearer. What if...

    Let me make it a bit clearer. What if challenging the line to the blind isn't a straight line? In our typcial scenarios if a dog runs a blind without a handle (in a hunt test) what does that prove?...
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    Purposeful Pattern Blind

    Does a blind have to be run straight from the line or can it have a purposeful pattern? There have been a few times out hunting around a semi-frozen, low volume (meaning lots of swamp mud to slow...
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    This pup is already a very strong pheasant dog. ...

    This pup is already a very strong pheasant dog. He's had 2 good seasons at a private pheasant club. The only thing I didn't do when hunting is make him sit to flush, so that would need to be...
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    FT Training to HT Testing

    I have a pup just turning 2 yrs who has been with a pro for the last 6 mo. The Pro trains exclusivey for FT. All indications are the dog is doing well and should be a good competitor in Quals. I'm...
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    My little wirehair dachshund has gotten me into...

    My little wirehair dachshund has gotten me into more funny trouble than I need. Just the other day I was under the neighbors porch in a pitched battle between him and a cat. The funny trouble is...
  21. Thread: 600+ Yds. Marks

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    Slightly different scenario but on many occasions...

    Slightly different scenario but on many occasions we have set up our goose decoys in a corner of a 1/4 section and have had wounded geese drop on the far diagonal corner...around 700 - 800 yards. I...
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    [QUOTE=captainjack;771839]IBasic way to run as I...

    [QUOTE=captainjack;771839]IBasic way to run as I recall...
    Throw the long bird, then one of the short birds, then a dink bird so the short can retire. Pick up the dink bird, then the SRG.
    ...
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    I purchased some rubber mats from HomeDepot and...

    I purchased some rubber mats from HomeDepot and also got a rubber water bowl from UFA (United Farmers Association). The dogs refused to lay on the mats and wouldn't drink the water. I didn't think...
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    This thread could make a guy/gal feel guilty they...

    This thread could make a guy/gal feel guilty they are not a judge. I don't think I'm the kind of person that would make a good judge and its not a position that I would feel comfortable in. Neither...
  25. Thread: Bully Sticks

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    Bully Sticks

    I do recal a thread not so long ago that discussed different chew toys, sticks, pigs ears, etc. but I don't remember any mention of Bully Sticks.
    The blurb on the web site indicates they are 80%...
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