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    Senior Member Steve Hamel's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    Western Mass


    I agree 110% with Tony Z. I've hunted plenty of days in Northern New England's late season with my mutts. You take your waders off and it's so cold they freeze and stand up by themselves. When you remove the dogs vests, steam is pouring off of them, and they are happy as a lark.

    Usually, I start mid november putting vests on my dogs.

    Have fun and be safe.

    "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch ?" Glinda, the good witch of the North.

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    Senior Member Ken Bora's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    Burlington, Vermont


    Quote Originally Posted by tzappia View Post
    An FYI for those that don't think a vest will keep a dog warm: during bitter-cold weather I will keep my hands warm by placing them inside my dog's vest. A well-fitted neoprene vest will keep a dog warmer than most other practicable alternatives.
    I do the same.
    I hate gloves.
    When I start to get cold hands I put a vest on the dog.
    Guess it is my "rule of thumb"
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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