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    Oh, and to echo your last poster, be sure your...

    Oh, and to echo your last poster, be sure your pup is fully conditioned to gunfire before you use it.
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    It's a shame Dr Ed, but you are absolutely...

    It's a shame Dr Ed, but you are absolutely correct.
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    You can expect 100+ yards depending on the load,...

    You can expect 100+ yards depending on the load, and to get your dog to progress beyond the distance you can throw a dummy, it is the most economical route.

    The shoulder stock is a good idea. It...
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    I think the real question was how does distance...

    I think the real question was how does distance of the blinds affect the decision to FF?

    My opinion: it doesn't. I would FF the dog if I expected 100 or 500 yards. There is so much more to FF than...
  5. I prefer Butch's written materials, not so much...

    I prefer Butch's written materials, not so much for content, but format. I don't personally like the more of an outline approach Evan uses. That being said, Butch doesn't have video. I really...
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    As to testing 2tall, it has all been done with...

    As to testing 2tall, it has all been done with the understanding that tests for tick borne disease is not always accurate. We put him on doxy from the beginning because of the known weaknesses of the...
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    Big Thanks to Handlers at Sooner RC

    I have a heart condition and woke up not feeling well. But, it was the last series of a Master Test, so I figured I would tough it out. Went to the test. Apparently, dog wasn't exactly at his best...
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    Big Thanks to Guys at Sooner RC

    I have a heart condition and woke up not feeling well. But, it was the last series of a Master Test, so I figured I would tough it out. Went to the test. Apparently, dog wasn't exactly at his best...
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    The latest- effort has dwindled, but not as bad...

    The latest- effort has dwindled, but not as bad as before. Nevertheless he is still acting stupid

    Got the results back on thyroid tests. He is fine on two of the three hormones(?), including...
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    Plenty of fat show labs for that.

    Plenty of fat show labs for that.
  11. We use yellows in our .22s all the time. No...

    We use yellows in our .22s all the time. No problems.
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    See photo upper left.

    See photo upper left.
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    Got the tests back. Nothing positive as far as...

    Got the tests back. Nothing positive as far as tick borne disease, but they screwed up the sample for thyroid function. So back to give more blood.

    Bad news is that his progress has stagnated.
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    Reading this thread makes me so damn glad I live...

    Reading this thread makes me so damn glad I live in Texas. We just go to gun shows and skulk around for old 9 shot H&R .22s and load them with Ramset gun loads. The guns run from $75 to $150 and...
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    I followed John's recommendation last te this...

    I followed John's recommendation last te this topic came up. Got rid of the Bushnells and Nikons. Love my Yosemites
  16. Finally, Danny and Judy are getting some...

    Finally, Danny and Judy are getting some recognition for their great work. When there have been threads asking about training materials in the past, they are rarely and barely mentioned.
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    One more thing- Dr Ed watch out. Found a tick on...

    One more thing- Dr Ed watch out. Found a tick on me. Not a brown dog tick. Watching the bite site.
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    An update- still don't have blood results back...

    An update- still don't have blood results back due to holiday, but the doxycycline is working wonders. I would say he is about 80% back and improving each day. Trial on the 19th so hopefully he...
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    I have them all nearly, except Akin and Stawski....

    I have them all nearly, except Akin and Stawski. I even have a whole bunch not mentioned. Right now, I am using Farmer/Aycock 's Basics and Beginning Handling. I am enjoying them very much.

    All...
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    Some realities: In some countries,...

    Some realities:

    In some countries, particularly the UK, if a person is innocent, that person has the right to resist and elude arrest. (Or that was the law- it may have changed.). As far as I...
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    Took him to the vet today. One thing I left out...

    Took him to the vet today. One thing I left out of my original post- we went to a test in Minnesota where he picked up a few ticks. So, while I agree with Dr Ed that Lyme disease is rare in our part...
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    Temple Grandin speaks of something similar to...

    Temple Grandin speaks of something similar to "influence" in handling cattle.
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    Thanks for all the input. Actually, a trip to the...

    Thanks for all the input. Actually, a trip to the vet was in the plan next.
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    Lack of Effort

    I have a 7 year old field bred Golden. He is an HRCH, and within the last 3 months or so he received two MH passes and a placement in a Qual- all in one weekend. Now for the last month or so, he...
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    I am presently reading an Early History of...

    I am presently reading an Early History of American Field Trials. Until about 1936, the testing and judging was so different and inconsistent, it would be difficult to compare. For example, those...
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