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    A few short clips from a duck hunt I guided this AM. Video quality not really super but I was guiding, counting birds and handling a dog all at the same time. You will see the good parts.
    We were definitely on the X. As we were setting up, the birds were buzzing right in so I had the hunters just kneel down and they never got inside the lay outs. The wind was about 15 from behind my left shoulder. I had 4 doz. goose decoys out and 1 spinner. We set up the decoys in a J hook with the spinner right at the bend.
    The dog I am running was trained by Keith Farmer at Tremblin Earth Kennels. I thought he was sold to a friend but he decided to back out so I am glad to have him. The retrieves are not long or fancy, but I was proud that with all the in your face shooting, he never broke. On the retrieves you can see he is quite enthusiastic.
    We shot a 3 man limit of mallards, 24, in 10 minutes. For those who like to hunt and have never done dry field hunting in Canada, you really need to put that on your bucket list. We do hunts like this about twice each week so every group almost always gets one of these.
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    where do we contact you to set up a hunt

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    nice hunt, looks like the X to me.

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    Cool hunt. Are you picking out drakes, or at least trying to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry S. View Post
    Cool hunt. Are you picking out drakes, or at least trying to?
    on Canada geese ?...I could see that happen on mallards and pintails, but no way to tell on geese till afterwards
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    Lovely pictures! Have fun!
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    Bon,

    MP said 24 mallards in 10 minutes.
    "Force fetch isn't about retrieving as much as it is conditioning a dog to handle pressure, in a very controlled environment. It's about putting a dog in the position of having to figure out how to turn off pressure by finding the correct response. This translates into numerous areas in training." Sharon Potter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    on Canada geese ?...I could see that happen on mallards and pintails, but no way to tell on geese till afterwards
    What videos were you watching?

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    Very Nice! I would love to hunt Canada one year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry S. View Post
    What videos were you watching?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dman View Post
    Bon,

    MP said 24 mallards in 10 minutes.
    did not watch either video, just saw the pics with the Canada geese decoys, guessed that was the hunt..obviously guessed wrong
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