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    I skipped college classes that day to hunt with...

    I skipped college classes that day to hunt with my Dad. It was the first, and last, time we hunted together that season. It didn't take much to twist my arm to hunt ducks. The two of us shot some...
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    I was hunting south of La Crosse during the '91...

    I was hunting south of La Crosse during the '91 Halloween Blizzard. We didn't make it in until midnight or so. We couldn't find our "opening" in the cane to make it out. We had the compass out and...
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    Hunt the dog. Was out hunting a couple of...

    Hunt the dog.

    Was out hunting a couple of weeks ago on the Miss. in WI, around 15 and blowing good. Dog had icicles on him and the sheet of ice on the deck of the boat didn't bother him a bit. ...
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    Nice pics! Were the birds flying? Be glad you...

    Nice pics! Were the birds flying?

    Be glad you have the open water to hunt. Unless I want to drive a ways, I'm done. Even the rivers are iced over in all but the swiftest spots.
  5. The saying goes "Silence is Golden". I like the...

    The saying goes "Silence is Golden". I like the quiet. No suggestions here.
  6. Bosweilla for my BLM who has a chronic case. But...

    Bosweilla for my BLM who has a chronic case. But if you're using it already. perhaps anti-inflammatory from the vet. As noted before, it tends to be related to excitement and to some extent...
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    Yes sir, that's the way we do it. I always love...

    Yes sir, that's the way we do it. I always love watching the dogs after they have gone through gun intro. Gas engine back fires and the dog is going nuts looking for the bird and gun. It's crazy....
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    Fantastic job once again!!

    Fantastic job once again!!
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    Another trick to make sure you're making good...

    Another trick to make sure you're making good contact to the skin is to shave a small patch of fur off where the prongs would go. I personally like the collar on the back of the neck high up so the...
  10. Prayers sent. Glad to hear her counts were...

    Prayers sent. Glad to hear her counts were improving this morning!
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    Very Cool! Thanks for saharing!

    Very Cool! Thanks for saharing!
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    Welcome to RTF and the addiction! No worries,...

    Welcome to RTF and the addiction! No worries, he's doing plenty fine. Make sure to give him time to be a puppy too! You'll find all kinds of resources here, take it all with a grain of salt.

    In...
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    Thanks for sharing Steve, quite often more than...

    Thanks for sharing Steve, quite often more than one way to get the job done.

    Anyone want our below 0 temps and 2.5' of snow can have it.....
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    I was still a couple years shy of hunting age. ...

    I was still a couple years shy of hunting age. BLM who is 11 years old, Char. Dad had him hunting early season but the weather was turning and old age had started its cruel dance. Dad gets home...
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    God Speed Dozer

    God Speed Dozer
  16. A banded GW - Nice!! Congrats, looks like it was...

    A banded GW - Nice!! Congrats, looks like it was a lot of fun!
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    If he was conditioned to 150+ yd retrieves, at...

    If he was conditioned to 150+ yd retrieves, at age 2, no problem. Sounds like he is not used to them. Start building confindence and he'll be fine.
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    I was a twinkle in Momma's eye and an...

    I was a twinkle in Momma's eye and an afterthought in Poppa's plans.....
  19. Godspeed Gander - Great tribute Richard

    Godspeed Gander - Great tribute Richard
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    In order to save a lot of posts - please use the...

    In order to save a lot of posts - please use the search function at the top right. This topic will lead to another more general one that is always a "Hot Button".

    My understanding of Wild Rose is...
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    I thought all dogs shivered while out hunting???...

    I thought all dogs shivered while out hunting??? :confused: From opening day to the last call of the season, 80 down 10 or colder. Wait, you're right, that's not shivering but quivering from...
  22. Seriously? You want me to run that again? How...

    Seriously? You want me to run that again?

    How many times do I have to do this before he gets it right?
  23. Been thinking of Roux, the family and you. Hope...

    Been thinking of Roux, the family and you. Hope all is doing well. Just rehashing whats been said, don't coddle him (well at first maybe ;)) because he doesn't know any better. They are amazing...
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    No Thank You - going the extra mile to avoid...

    No Thank You - going the extra mile to avoid THAT. I hate crowds. Then again I may not see the # of birds that others do but I can generally work them better when I see them. I couldn't hunt...
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    I want my dogs to associate gunfire with a...

    I want my dogs to associate gunfire with a retrieve - what they love doing best. I don't want my dogs to have a tolerance of the noise. Will the background noise work, perhaps, but I think it's not...
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