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    Default cold in illinois

    in west central Illinois we have a foot of snow on the ground and -8 temp. it makes it tough to train but I do singles and the dogs manage to dig them out. but about a half hour is all I can stand after that we are all ready to quit. I just checked the weather in anchorage Alaska and it's 17 degrees warmer there. how is every one else doing on training? if it doesn't warm up soon I would think it will affect some of the early hunt tests entry's.

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    Same here in N.E. MO -8 degress with a windchill of -24 and 13 inches of snow. Its been a long winter .
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    I'm trying to start on single T with a 10 month old Slider pup. Might be done by July 4th at this rate!

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    Cheyenne Wyoming, 8 inches of snow -21 this morning. We will not see above freezing temps until Sunday with a high of 39 but when you factor the wind......
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    Definitely a tough winter to get much training in.

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    Agree. It was -8F this am Temp has gone up somewhat. Lots of snow yesterday. Still snowblowing!!!
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    Come on spring!!!!!!

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    Pat, I'm in the same boat. I've got several young dogs ready for Double T, and just don't see that happening for awhile. Our hunt test season begins in March, and I'm afraid we'll be a bit behind the eight ball.

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    Last night I snowblowed a path in the backyard just so i can throw a few bumpers so the dog can get some exercise. We got a foot of snow yesterday. My neighbors must think I lost my mind.

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    Well finally a good reason to be in California. We are in the 60s, an actual cool down from the past few weeks. I train in the morning and again in the evening. My pup is 6 months old now.

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