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    Couple more views. Dog boxes (winter) or wire...

    Couple more views. Dog boxes (winter) or wire kennels Go on top, gear in the drawer.

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    Here's the box I made for my truck. Been using...

    Here's the box I made for my truck. Been using it about 8 years now.
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    Small Upgrade GU Retired Gunner

    I kept forgetting that the release box on my GU Retired Gunner was not attached. It just sits on top of the post. So I would pick things up to carry them out and the head would fall off, jerking...
  4. I used to think I would like to have two places,...

    I used to think I would like to have two places, one for cool summers and one for mild winters where I could hunt and train year-round. Since spouse and family have a big bearing on what I can do...
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    See PM for questions on the TT release and...

    See PM for questions on the TT release and receivers.
  6. Question on Gunners Up and Dogtra Electronics

    I am going to replace my electronics on my old wingers and had planned on buying the Dogtra control units and servos from GU. My current electronics have three wires and there is a button on the...
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    Thanks for the help!

    Thanks for the help!
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    Help on winger electronics

    I have three old Lucyana Strong Arm wingers with tri tronics recievers so old they are no longer made. Wingers work fine but I need to upgrade electronics. I priced three new wingers and they are...
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    Not sure what Hillman's drill is but I train...

    Not sure what Hillman's drill is but I train alone almost 100% of the time and stand-alones are my main method to extend marks. I just make sure my dog is solid on "SIT" and work my way out...
  10. Congratulations to the Fosters. That'll keep you...

    Congratulations to the Fosters. That'll keep you occupied for a while!
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    I just bought a brand new 22 pistol and had the...

    I just bought a brand new 22 pistol and had the same problem. I could not get the fired brown nailset loads out of the cylinder either, at least not without a tool. The 6mm acorn loads are...
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    A few years ago I looked at all the commercial...

    A few years ago I looked at all the commercial ladders available and even ordered the one I thought would work. Sent it back because when it came in and I got a good look at it it was not well made...
  13. As for jr. Tests developing bad habits, that...

    As for jr. Tests developing bad habits, that should not happen. You have the ability to restrain your dog on the line and you should, even if you think your dog is steady. Why risk letting them...
  14. One big change I have noticed in the HT game...

    One big change I have noticed in the HT game since they started is the number of "Pro" trainers today. When hunt tests first started it was almost all amateur trainers with their hunting dogs. It...
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    Yeah, I hear ya Steve. Never thought I would...

    Yeah, I hear ya Steve. Never thought I would move back east but career and family . . . Just hope I can work things out to spend part of the year (summer and hunting season) out west after I...
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    Summer Doldrums

    Those of us that are place-bound by a regular job have to deal with the local conditions. Where I live now, Summer limits my training to that three week period between hay cuttings. Right now we...
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    I am from Southern Illinois and have two...

    I am from Southern Illinois and have two daughters in W. KY, one in Paducah and one in Murray so we go there fairly often to visit and I have run dogs there. Good hunting but most of the good spots...
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    Like a lot of amateur trainers I started in the...

    Like a lot of amateur trainers I started in the HT game. When I was in my 20's and training my first hunting dog I attended a local FT and was totally intimidated - and turned off. I couldn't even...
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    Both for me. I have nice kennels with insulated...

    Both for me. I have nice kennels with insulated and (in cold weather) heated houses. My two come inside right after I put the tea on in the morning but they stay in the hallway between kitchen and...
  20. I didn't know about the layout blind rule till...

    I didn't know about the layout blind rule till reading this post. Having spent a very long and hot August day laying in one that was positioned at the bottom of a dry ditch abou 8 FT. Deep I'm glad...
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    Twall, all the above.

    Twall, all the above.
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    Evan, Yes to both hold and fetch. But I also...

    Evan, Yes to both hold and fetch. But I also thought the whole process of going through FF was to transition from all positive reinforcement to beginning to teach the dog how to deal with pressure...
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    How long on Force Fetch?

    I've done FF myself on my last three dogs and it has gone fairly easy with all of them and the results have been satisfactory. My current pup has been a bit more challenging. He does not like the...
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    In Va. I took an online class, filled out the...

    In Va. I took an online class, filled out the paperwork, went to courthouse and paid fees. Two weeks later it arrived in the mail. Easypeasy.
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    Camping near Johnston SC???

    Running in the Midlands HRC test this weekend near Johnston and having a tough time finding an open campground with in reasonable drive from grounds. Any body from that area know of one nearby? Can...
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