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    I agree that you should talk to the breeder. ...

    I agree that you should talk to the breeder. Recently I sold my first litter of puppies. I watched the puppies interact with the litter, mother, and myself everyday. A guy called me wanting to buy...
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    Thanks for the replies. I agree that for trial/...

    Thanks for the replies. I agree that for trial/ hunt test purposes it is best to get out and line the dog. For hunting purposes, when the action is heavy, it's not realistic to get out of the blind...
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    Duck Hunting in a pit blind with dog

    How do you line your dog for a blind retrieve when hunting out of a pit blind?

    I have been getting him out of the dog box with a "back", then sitting him with the whistle, and casting him to the...
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    Did you shoot the shotgun when your buddy threw...

    Did you shoot the shotgun when your buddy threw those 7 ducks? Being in that box with the loud shotgun going off could have rattled his cage a bit. Just a thought. Real shells and multiple shots...
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    It doesn't really matter what book you read,...

    It doesn't really matter what book you read, who's program you use, or what club you belong to if you don't spend time with your dog. The biggest problem I see with Labs in my area is: Duck season...
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    I recently had the chance to hunt with a Brithish...

    I recently had the chance to hunt with a Brithish trained lab. The dog was trained at one of the top Kennels in the US that specialize in this type dog and system. All I can say is that I love the...
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    They will send you the registration papers. It...

    They will send you the registration papers. It has always taken between 30 and 45 days to get my papers back.
  8. Take him to work on steadiness and let him pick...

    Take him to work on steadiness and let him pick up a few easy marks. I have been leaving my gun at home and working the dog so far this year. Seeing my pup pick up a duck is much more exciting...
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    I think most people on the RTF are acting like...

    I think most people on the RTF are acting like the spoiled little kid that wanted a blue toy car for Christmas but got a red one instead and threw a fit. If there are this many people whining about...
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    My wife asked me why there will even be a...

    My wife asked me why there will even be a National Championship game. She has a good point. Her point was that if LSU is the only undefeated team in the country then why do they even need to play...
  11. Thread: Heat Cycle

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    My female is 2-1/2 and should have cycled in...

    My female is 2-1/2 and should have cycled in October but didn't and still hasn't. She has always been regular every 6 months up until now. I wonder what all causes and effects this?
  12. Thread: Deer Hunting

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    One more thing to all the "baiter and waiter"...

    One more thing to all the "baiter and waiter" sayers.... If you plant a white oak and sit under it while acorns are falling, is it baiting? What is the difference? A lot more deer benefit from a...
  13. Thread: Deer Hunting

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    Good luck! I hope everyone gets that buck that...

    Good luck! I hope everyone gets that buck that they sit up all night thinking about. To many people are taking the family and fun out of deer hunting. Deer hunting has been a long time family...
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    It was my understanding that only 10 SHR points...

    It was my understanding that only 10 SHR points count towards Championship points but if you get the 20 points and the SHR title the 20 points count towards your all time gross point total. Is this...
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    Good point. Chris Akin "Duck Dog Basics" does a...

    Good point. Chris Akin "Duck Dog Basics" does a good job of showing you how to start out with a gloved hand. I know some people on here don't like the video but in my opinion it is really good at...
  16. Thread: Cold blinds

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    Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed,...

    Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, step on your best and only friend fluffy, who in turn bit you and infected you with rabies? Or what? I don't know this man you are talking to but he was...
  17. Thread: Airing?

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    Holy crap! Im not even that regular with myself...

    Holy crap! Im not even that regular with myself much less with my dog. Last week him and I rode the tractor 10 hours a day so we could sell some hay to Texas and I'm pretty sure we both held it that...
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    I pull for both teams each week unless they play...

    I pull for both teams each week unless they play each other.... 33-16 LSU wins!!! Honestly, maybe this will hush all of the Saban haters and lovers in Baton Rouge. Hell, maybe it will even shutup...
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    Are you the judge who ran the black lab as test...

    Are you the judge who ran the black lab as test dog on the Saturday test? If you are, I wish I could have talked to you after the test instead of the person I talked to. I am not trying to turn this...
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    First off no one is trashing the club so don't...

    First off no one is trashing the club so don't put words in my mouth and don't turn this into something it's not. As a first time entrant in an AKC event I didn't have much to say because I stood...
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    I apologize for entering 5 months instead of 6. ...

    I apologize for entering 5 months instead of 6. I wish I would have taken the time to look up the date of the test and do the math myself. So if the dog was 6 months does it really change anything....
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    I ran in the spring test and saw a lot of unhappy...

    I ran in the spring test and saw a lot of unhappy people leaving out. No wonder no one wanted to come back for the fall test. I was unhappy leaving but it was mostly my fault. I took my dog to a...
  23. Best Handler and Hunting Dog Article I've ever read.

    I thought most of you might be interested in this story. It was published in the Summer 2011 Delta Waterfowl Magazine and was written by J. Paul Jackson.

    Mr. Andy and Boo II starts on page 30.
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  24. I am in no way an expert on the matter and you...

    I am in no way an expert on the matter and you can take this reply with a grain of salt but I have always been told when a dog eats a lot of grass then it is either not getting the nutrients it needs...
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    I failed my first hunt test on the first mark...

    I failed my first hunt test on the first mark after a 9 hr drive. He was running hard straight to his mark and slammed on the breaks and went straight left to the bird boys. At the moment I thought...
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