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    With his reluctance, I would let the water warm...

    With his reluctance, I would let the water warm up and minimize any factors that may influence unwanted behavior. It could be a matter of simply needing more marks, more reps in the water to gain...
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    Sounds like a very young active dog... however...

    Sounds like a very young active dog... however even a cup in the am 1-2 hours before the hunt is a good maintenance tactic. Give him time to digest and he will burn that fuel in the hunt or training...
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    I mostly use real ducks in my wingers, but the...

    I mostly use real ducks in my wingers, but the Avery hexbumpers have been great as well. I'd recommend the 3'' circumference bumpers as they are a bit heavier and fly better.
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    Sharon Potter I have heard great things about, I...

    Sharon Potter I have heard great things about, I know she is a regular contributor on this forum! Otherwise, my personal experience is with Goldeneyes Chesapeakes in Forest City, IA. Chuck Bolinger...
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    www.superretrieverseries.com...

    www.superretrieverseries.com is the URL for the website, the live stream is right on the homepage!

    They might be done for the day, but make sure to watch the rest of the weekend! They do a great...
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    SRS Crown National

    Anyone else unproductive at work today??? haha I've been watching the live cast of the SRS in Huntsville all day, pretty nice dogs!

    Question: what are those "hexbirds" or dummies they are using?? ...
  7. I would definitely move the marks in closer. 100...

    I would definitely move the marks in closer. 100 plus yards (even on flat mowed grass) is a good distance mark for a dog that is hunting short everytime...

    I think by shortening the marks up, you...
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    That actually makes total sense... without...

    That actually makes total sense... without question there would be someone making a stink about dead birds being retrieved on television...
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    what was the methodology behind using avery...

    what was the methodology behind using avery product anyway (meaning bumpers or hexbirds)? was it strictly a sponsor/money thing? Was there any advantage technically speaking? Keeps scent and drag...
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    Sounds like many of you are far more qualified to...

    Sounds like many of you are far more qualified to answer this, but I am going to agree with the general idea of this previous post. It reminds me of the Hillman article that talks about marking. He...
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    I also noticed that they have not been on TV...

    I also noticed that they have not been on TV either... according to their facebook page that is being resolved though. I agree with you, the format is awesome and the dogs are incredible being so...
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    Injury on Opening Day

    we hunted the Cedar River in Northeast Iowa this past saturday for duck opener. In the first 45 minutes Colt had himself about a dozen retrieves! With 12 wood ducks in the boat, lucky number 13...
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    To be honest i've found the extended choke to be...

    To be honest i've found the extended choke to be effective in a few of our hunting spots (riverbottom blind where wind swirls along the hillside) and have seen about 10-15 yards worth of extension in...
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    Oh nice, looks like I need to place an order! ...

    Oh nice, looks like I need to place an order! Thank you for the feedback. Have you shot it at all to at least see the pattern?
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    Choke for Benelli Nova

    Looking for an extended choke for my Nova 12ga pump. It is my "extra" waterfowl gun, and I am having trouble finding a good, mid range extended choke for it. The Carlson choke that fits Benelli...
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    Helen, Very well said, and I couldn't agree...

    Helen,
    Very well said, and I couldn't agree more. I do not have a problem with a breeder simply asking "Would you be interested in a chocolate male? We do have a few available and as you know,...
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    Deposits at a Breeder

    I am curious to hear other's feedback on this issue, but a friend of mine from my Pheasants Forever chapter put a deposit down a few months back on a pup from a repeat breeding of a 1 year old dog he...
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    John I tend to agree with you. If something is...

    John I tend to agree with you. If something is working and things are going well, why change? Besides, I can put that money towards more launchers! haha
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    Tri Tronics Pro 500

    Curious for some input - I am currently using a Dogtra collar system, 3500 NCP Super-X series and I love the product. What I am hearing from others is that while Dogtra makes the best release...
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    I didn't know Thunder made a multi shot winger! ...

    I didn't know Thunder made a multi shot winger! I'll have to take a look! Thanks again everyone.
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    John, great point! I did know that (I worked for...

    John, great point! I did know that (I worked for Gundogs Online through college and grad school), but thank you for the reminder! I think I will go with Dogtra electronics as I saw several...
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    You all make good points, and I'm glad to hear...

    You all make good points, and I'm glad to hear you all lean toward wingers of some kind (that was my initial thought). Yes, the dog is steady enough for me to go around and throw marks and/or reload...
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    bird launcher vs bumper launchers

    As suspected, training for the Master test in two weekends is awfully tough without consistent help! Some days, there are 4 or 5 of us and we can run great setups. Other days, I am alone and can...
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    I would think its best to begin pile work at a...

    I would think its best to begin pile work at a much closer distance than 80 yards.... start at 15/20 yards and work your way back! At that distance, you can throw a bumper to the pile to establish...
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    William, yes I did like the SBE II. That may be...

    William, yes I did like the SBE II. That may be what I buy as I do like Benelli products. I suppose the best thing to do is go to the store and shoulder the guns.
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