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    Default Longest blind retrieve ever??

    Working pretty hard on extending my dogs pattern blinds out to what I would consider way further than I would ever need to send him (+250 yds) preparing and ramping up to start cold blinds in the next couple of weeks when I got to thinking, what is the furthest anybody has ever successfully sent a dog on a cold blind/blind retrieve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodyC View Post
    Working pretty hard on extending my dogs pattern blinds out to what I would consider way further than I would ever need to send him (+250 yds) preparing and ramping up to start cold blinds in the next couple of weeks when I got to thinking, what is the furthest anybody has ever successfully sent a dog on a cold blind/blind retrieve?
    With or without an intermediate handler to take over?

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    Ha, I remember Pete having someone hiding in bush half way out to a long ass blind so dog could hear the bloody whistle. He still handled though.
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    I ran one so long I had to have a spotter and I could see the vapor trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterdogs View Post
    I ran one so long I had to have a spotter and I could see the vapor trail.
    Was his name Bullet?
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    There are two obvious components, can you see the dog and can the dog hear the whistle. There are many variables so there is no singular answer. With appropriate terrain and wind 500+ yards is doable but on flat ground with an unfavorable wind 250 yards might not be doable.

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    When the JUDGES need binocs, that's too long!

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    When I trained at a abandoned runway, Bong Recreational, Kenosha, Wisconsin used to toss bumpers out the window of my truck and run them back at upwards of 1/6 to 1/8th of a mile. At the time thought doing marks and blinds at that distance was "cool" training. Then couldn't figure out why my dog didn't take angle backs and overran every short mark she ever ran and wanted to go long. The dog I did that with is long deceased, still train at Bong, though, but, don't do those silly blinds anymore. Length of blinds? conventional wisdom! Oh I know of one very prominent Pro used to station folks to run the dogs as they went and jump out as the dogs went by. True story,don't think he trains that way anymore.
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    In training 1/4 mile is about the longest I have done. Pretty much a "pattern blind" for my older dogs, from a mound on the front my 40 acres, to a crooked diseased black poplar tree on the back fence line.

    Hunting was just shy of 3/4 of a mile. From the top of the highest hill outside Leeds ND on a spring Snow Goose hunt, bird sailed to a ditch on the "correction line" as it was called by the locals, we were on the 1st fence line into the section which was 1/4 mile in. Course this was hunting so we let him fade with the wind and he ended up 50 or 75 yards down wind and hunted it in from there. One of those times where you would have done ANYTHING to get that on film, but trust me it is BURNED into my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRAKEHAVEN View Post
    In training 1/4 mile is about the longest I have done. Pretty much a "pattern blind" for my older dogs, from a mound on the front my 40 acres, to a crooked diseased black poplar tree on the back fence line.

    Hunting was just shy of 3/4 of a mile. From the top of the highest hill outside Leeds ND on a spring Snow Goose hunt, bird sailed to a ditch on the "correction line" as it was called by the locals, we were on the 1st fence line into the section which was 1/4 mile in. Course this was hunting so we let him fade with the wind and he ended up 50 or 75 yards down wind and hunted it in from there. One of those times where you would have done ANYTHING to get that on film, but trust me it is BURNED into my mind.
    Cool ! Thanks for sharing.. I can picture that ... !
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