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    Live pigeons is a great idea from the above...

    Live pigeons is a great idea from the above poster. I've seem it before and had it work out it the end. I'm not trying to give you hope. I'm just saying.

    Dog personalities are very complex. My...
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    That is really funny. I'd buy on for the rug...

    That is really funny. I'd buy on for the rug rat's we have in the house.
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    Nice post. Sound like your a good trainer and a...

    Nice post. Sound like your a good trainer and a conscientious hunter. I agree with you, No real argument from me either. I'm not even saying I'm right. I love all opinions. Even when they are heated....
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    Not comparing my self to the great innovators of...

    Not comparing my self to the great innovators of the sport, but I have great respect for them. They did not hold the party line of the day. They thought out of the box and made it better. Don't...
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    ( Quote) Thing is, contrary to what Torrey said,...

    ( Quote) Thing is, contrary to what Torrey said, it IS all the same game. It's be steady, mark the birds, go to the bird in the most direct line, return by the same line, and deliver to hand.)
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    This is not rocket science. It's common sense....

    This is not rocket science. It's common sense. Your opinion is as good as anyone in here. Have you ever taken the test to judge field trials?? It's open book...Duh!!!!!! Until next year they don't...
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    Hunting geese in an open area is not the same as...

    Hunting geese in an open area is not the same as being hunkered down in a mallard blind. I can see a Trial dog Excelling in an open area. Assuming they understand that all birds don't magically...
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    Great post.

    Great post.
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    Sadly, I've shot some passing birds that sailed. ...

    Sadly, I've shot some passing birds that sailed. The real question is how high were they when you shot them and should you have shot at them??

    Next, I've sailed birds with an FC in the blind....
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    Ha Ha. OK, actually 300 yards is not needed to...

    Ha Ha. OK, actually 300 yards is not needed to get separation. I've watched hunt tests at 100 yrds that FC's were running and I could have picked a winner. I'm no fan of tricks either, just realistic...
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    Then why is it happening all over the country? ...

    Then why is it happening all over the country? Are all field trial grounds flat and barren? If it's flat, it must be windy? What about wind, angle entries, BIRD PLACEMENT, retired guns, cover,...
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    I'm with you. If your sailing birds 400 yards,...

    I'm with you. If your sailing birds 400 yards, Your sky blasting. Ya might want to consider calling lessons?? Just saying... I've never had a bird feet down over the Decoys that sailed 100 yrds. I'd...
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    Not to repeat myself, but *cough* B*&% S&^%!!! ...

    Not to repeat myself, but *cough* B*&% S&^%!!! You don't need 400 hundred yard marks to get separation. Just good judges. That's just my humble opinion. I'm sure some people enjoy 15 minute water...
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    They can be that far and longer. In my humble...

    They can be that far and longer. In my humble opinion, a total waste of time. It doesn't take long (time consuming) marks to get separation. A good judge can use the terrain and good bird placement...
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    Here's the whole crew. All 13!!!! ...

    Here's the whole crew. All 13!!!!

    http://www.buckshotretrievers.com/images/5_day_old_003_1.JPG


    Here's the first feeding rotation.
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    I designed just such a pond and would be happy to...

    I designed just such a pond and would be happy to share my design. What are your goals with your dog? I was limited to 5 acres of water surface. How deep are you thinking? How big of a space are you...
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    Thanks for all your warm posts and advice. Josh...

    Thanks for all your warm posts and advice. Josh and I took a few days for our selves and went on a long planned hunting trip. My wife handled the entire delivery and care for three days alone. We...
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    Snake Eye's line breeding (huge litter)

    OH lord!! After careful review of the sonogram there seems to be 14 puppies!!:o Has anyone had a litter this big? This is a record for us and from one tie. Our little girl and our whole family have...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    Isn't that a safety whistle or a preemptive...

    Isn't that a safety whistle or a preemptive whistle?? With out knowing it you are asking for a direction change. If you were to let the dog roll, he would not likely stay on the line you would...
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    Ha Ha. You mean it also can be used to hide an...

    Ha Ha. You mean it also can be used to hide an inevitable pop or can keep the dog from going back to the flyer?? With most good dogs, a whistle would indicate a direction change. Not a pause before...
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    Back casts

    Do you train for a straight back cast (directly behind them) or a slight variation depending on which hand you cast with?

    My belief is that a whistle means a direction change, "Why give a back...
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    There are lots of ways to shin a cat. Train hard...

    There are lots of ways to shin a cat. Train hard and it will pay off.

    Good Luck,

    I also really liked Evan's input on BBB's. Both Billy and Delma are close friends of mine. It's always fun to...
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    Call it boredom and there's nothing on TV, but...

    Call it boredom and there's nothing on TV, but what is a school blind? Second question, how can you evaluate drive if your running the same blind over and over? Third question, How can you know you...
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    Morgan Hill CA. I paid 4.13 for diesel this...

    Morgan Hill CA. I paid 4.13 for diesel this morning. What happened to diesel being cheaper??:confused:
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