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    Do a quick search on here about the Express. It...

    Do a quick search on here about the Express. It has several notable flaws, including stove-piping 3" shells after they've been shot. I have an Express and had to have the barrel modified so that my...
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    I purchased my 870 express back in 2007. Largely,...

    I purchased my 870 express back in 2007. Largely, I was shooting 2 3/4" shells through it, and without a problem. Then a couple years ago I started shooting 3" shells for waterfowl. It started having...
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    Just to follow up on the posession question, I...

    Just to follow up on the posession question, I had the opportunity two years ago to speak with the US Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Special Agent in Charge (i.e., law enforcement) in Denver...
  4. Name: Mike McGrath--please count me in! ...

    Name: Mike McGrath--please count me in!

    Winner: #61 FC AFC CFC CAFC Upon The Wings Of An Answered Prayer (Ammo)
    Handler/Owner: Bill Petrovish
  5. There's a controversial spot in western Montana...

    There's a controversial spot in western Montana where the wealthy private landowner baits his property and advertises that it is baited so that the ENTIRE slough is closed to duck hunting. Fish &...
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    Thanks for the input! Between Ian's suggestion...

    Thanks for the input! Between Ian's suggestion on Dennis Voigt's article, and Big Dog's take, I have some direction to go on and then clean things up once the water recedes and I get my usual swimby...
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    Evan, Attached is a picture/map of the portion...

    Evan,

    Attached is a picture/map of the portion of the pond I'm using, along with an approximate waterline. The OVER pile would be on the land to the south.

    Mike
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    3-sided pond swim-by

    I'm now working on swim-by with my CLF, but due to all of the rain and spring run-off, my normal swim-by pond is basically 3 sided. So the question remains, how do I teach her the OVER pile? I'm...
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    You should like the AWD Sienna; my wife drives...

    You should like the AWD Sienna; my wife drives one as well. We're able to pile in both adults and our 3 kids with car seats pretty comfortably. She's been impressed with how well it handles on the...
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    Poll: I've got 3 daughters, a 6 year old and 2 year old...

    I've got 3 daughters, a 6 year old and 2 year old twins. You could have scraped me off the floor when the ultraound tech told us there were twins in there. IF you do have twins, hey...
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    Winter training

    So winter started here about two weeks ago; a couple of arctic fronts and about 8 inches of snow that keeps hanging on. I'm trying to finish up the land portion of Basics with my dog so that I can...
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    Happy Birthday Evan, and thank you for your...

    Happy Birthday Evan, and thank you for your contributions!!
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    Count me in. Mike

    Count me in.

    Mike
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    David, By what you have said about your...

    David,

    By what you have said about your encounter on the trail, and how you handled yourself and the situation, I applaud you for how well you handled it and maintaining your nerve. As you...
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    This picture was taken with a trail camera about...

    This picture was taken with a trail camera about 100 miles SE of your recent visit to GNP. Both grizzlies and black bears use this area. Is this a Black or Grizz?
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    This happened to one of my dogs last month. She...

    This happened to one of my dogs last month. She started limping, I looked over her paws and saw a nail folding back to the base. I took her in to the vet, who then proceeded to rip the nail off. I...
  17. Thread: Fowl dawgs

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    I ran one of my dogs through this program and was...

    I ran one of my dogs through this program and was very pleased with the results.
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    I have had the TT Sport Combo G3 for just under 2...

    I have had the TT Sport Combo G3 for just under 2 years. I like the reostat control and it is easy to adjust the stim level by counting the clicks while not looking at it. I've been very pleased...
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    Congratulations! I'm still waiting for the water...

    Congratulations! I'm still waiting for the water to warm up around here so that I can start the water force and swim-by.
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    Both of my dogs have come up with Innova; first...

    Both of my dogs have come up with Innova; first with the large breed puppy, and then the adult large breed (green bag). We've been really happy with it. A couple years ago when many of the major...
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    Internet retailers for decoys

    After the hunting season I'll be in the market for some full body duck and goose decoys. But, I'm looking to get some good deals on them to boot! ;-) What are some of the websites you all use? ...
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    Our training sessions are about a half hour,...

    Our training sessions are about a half hour, generally enough to get about 25 sends. We did run a single T prior to Double T, but as a mini-T, with distances of 20 yds on center and 6 yds to each...
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    When to progress?

    I've been working my CLF on TT for a week or two, where she's running the TT and handling effectively 90-95% of the time. After running it for a week with the back pile @ 80 yds and side piles 20...
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    Hi Kris, I'm getting rid of a cottonwood and...

    Hi Kris,

    I'm getting rid of a cottonwood and some poplars this winter. While talking with the arborist that will be taking them down, he said what they do is chuck a large diameter bit in their...
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    I'm interested, please count me in! Mike

    I'm interested, please count me in!

    Mike
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