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    Training Program Question

    Used Chris Akins Duck Dog Basics with my first dog and couldn't be happier. But I came across the Tom Dokken puppy training DVD and I have a new puppy to train. What's peoples experience with the DVD...
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    My wife did the worse thing possible. We had a...

    My wife did the worse thing possible. We had a french mastiff that made a huge mess when he eat. So we would feed him outside and then have to wipe his mouth and face off before letting him back in...
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    Don Thomas Books gdg

    Has anyone read either one of his books "Fool Hen Blues" and/or "By Dawn's Early Light"? Looking to pick up a new book to read.
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    I did not even think about this as an option....

    I did not even think about this as an option. Thanks!!! I will have to make a trip to Lowes/Home Depot and see what I can rig up. I did a quick internet search and I see guys kayaking standing up to...
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    How far would you say your dog is from you on the...

    How far would you say your dog is from you on the remote send? I usually hunt puddle ducks in smaller body of water, and in that situation I can get the dog back in my creek boat m10. So hunting the...
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    Your drawing sums up exactly what I was trying to...

    Your drawing sums up exactly what I was trying to say. That would be the exact scenario.
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    Remote send on a mark (Hunting Situation)

    For the hunters out there. I have been trying to prepare for the upcoming hunting season. Lots of day dreaming and thinking of hunting scenarios, etc. Here is my dilemma and I have never done it...
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    I had a chance to work the dog out of the boat...

    I had a chance to work the dog out of the boat yesterday and shot some primer poppers over him and he didn't even care. All he wanted to do was make the retrieve. Now that my schedule is a little bit...
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    Gary, I would say that 7 times out of 10 I am...

    Gary,
    I would say that 7 times out of 10 I am training by myself. The three other times its either with a neighbor friend, training day with the local club (rappahannock river retriever club), or...
  10. Thread: Duck Traffic

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    Gary, You cant actually see it on the video, but...

    Gary,
    You cant actually see it on the video, but I live on the hill overlooking the highway. I can see both 95 south and north from my back deck. There is a little marsh between the interstate and...
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    Going on a boat ride later today after work. I...

    Going on a boat ride later today after work. I have to drop the buoy at my floating blind spot and get everything ready for the upcoming season. I plan on taking my dog and giving him some retrieves...
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    Duck Traffic

    Pretty funny... I am glad the ducks were okay. I wonder if I should call DU and Delta and ask them to adjust their expected mallard population forecast. Check out the article and the YouTube video. ...
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    It has been one of those things, where I have...

    It has been one of those things, where I have seen threads on here time after time again regarding dogs becoming gun shy. It has always been a worry of mine, and my dog has never shown signs of it at...
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    Thanks for the info guys. I just ordered some...

    Thanks for the info guys. I just ordered some Fiocchi 12 gauge primer poppers. The hollow ones with just the primer, not the blanks with the powder. I will try and use those from now till training...
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    Shooting Over Dog

    Quick question for the RTF group. I started a new job months ago and I have been very busy. To the point that I have not had the time to train my dog like normal. It has been over 3 months now since...
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    Yellow Lab with Pink/Purple Tongue???

    Can labs have pink/purple tongues? I know that some mixed breeds will have the pink and purple tongues. But, I have a buddy that adopted a yellow lab and she is about 5 years old. She has a pink...
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    I am not new to dogs, but new to the retriever...

    I am not new to dogs, but new to the retriever game. I have a two year old black lab with a junior AKC title and a NAHRA started. We have hunted two seasons now and he is a retrieving machine. I have...
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    Eddie Bauer

    I came across this article today. I did not know this. http://pulse.me/s/ivP2V
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    Browning bps 16 gauge

    Does anyone know if browning still makes the 16 gauage bps anymore? It's on the website but can't find it on gander, bass pro, or cabellas website. They all only list the 12, and 20. Also, for those...
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    I just got back from the vet and the result is he...

    I just got back from the vet and the result is he had another seed in his eye. The vet put some numbing agent in his eye and got in under the thrid eye lid and found another seed. They ended up...
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    Lots of Disharge from dogs eye, help!!!

    Last week (Saturday) I hunted wood ducks out of a creek near my home. There was a lot of smartweed in the area. I don’t typically hunt this spot but was invited by a friend/neighbor of mine. Said...
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    I have had days like that! I was driving back from a motorcycle race with my trailer and motorcycle being towed. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. To make matters worse the incident involved...
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    Not to hijack this thread but whats everyone's...

    Not to hijack this thread but whats everyone's take on this browning BPS? http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/detail.asp?fid=011B&cid=012&tid=202 I have been eyeing it for a while as a...
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    My personal experience with the Mossberg...

    My personal experience with the Mossberg waterfowl 935 is that its a crap gun. I have had one for many years, it has always jammed on me, and not cycled rounds. I purchased it with the waterfowl...
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    Here in Northern VA, We typically hunt early in...

    Here in Northern VA, We typically hunt early in the morning for birds. This is primarily because they will fly out of wherever they are roosting and hit the waters, sand bars, fields, etc. to feed....
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