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    What makes a good bird dog??

    My Grampa used to raise English Setter for hunting Quail in MO in the 40's 50's and early 60's.
    I watched him and helped him on occasions, he kept it pretty simple.

    I asked him once what made a good bird dog.
    (didn't know about HT's and FT's and such)

    His answer??


    "BIRDS!!"


    I watched Elvis learn much this weekend.
    I watched him learn to track.
    He has a great nose and until yesterday would actually see a bird but would not pull his snout off the ground where the scent was.
    Yesterday he figgered it out.
    Was on a spot, very birdy then tracked off the spot, saw the bird and the race was on.

    After that, every time he would get "hot" if he didn't get a flush he would do a circle away from the hot spot and find and go after the trail.
    He got several birds that way.
    Conditions must have been just right.

    Just priceless.
    Pure joy watching that!!!!
    How do you explain watching your dog learn this to your fellow employees on Monday??

    So I am telling you guys!!


    RK
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    And this is on POTUS because .....................................



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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc E View Post
    And this is on POTUS because .....................................



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    We talk about a lot of stuff here because we hang together.

    Quite a few of us post here, get more respect than your main board.

    We have a Fantasy Football League, post hunt pix and discuss a lot of things other than politics.

    Sorry you don't approve.
    That is the kind of comment we expect on the RTF board, reason why we are here.

    Thanks for your constructive criticism.


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    and here I was thinking it was GWB's fault......

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixidawg View Post
    and here I was thinking it was GWB's fault......
    Some of these posters are like old dogs, they just gotta pee on something.


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    That sounds pretty awesome Stan. I hear ya bud!

    I have seen the 'light bulb come on' first hand this hunting season with Dixie. I can honestly say that I am enjoying this hunting season more than any in the past and I have to believe it's because of Dixie and seeing all of our hard work pay off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc E View Post
    And this is on POTUS because .....................................



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    And you typed this post because...........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    That sounds pretty awesome Stan. I hear ya bud!

    I have seen the 'light bulb come on' first hand this hunting season with Dixie. I can honestly say that I am enjoying this hunting season more than any in the past and I have to believe it's because of Dixie and seeing all of our hard work pay off!
    It was hard to get much done today, I just can't wait to get back out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    I asked him once what made a good bird dog.
    (didn't know about HT's and FT's and such)

    His answer??


    "BIRDS!!"
    Grandpa was a smart Man

    I watched Elvis learn much this weekend.
    I watched him learn to track.
    He has a great nose and until yesterday would actually see a bird but would not pull his snout off the ground where the scent was.
    Yesterday he figgered it out.
    don't reat too much into that. From watching many a retriever trail at the NAHRA Field Tests I like, you see a great many trail head held high. Only dropping the nose now and again, on corners. Others trail like a hound on a coon. Some will run a perfect trail but off to one side scenting off the wind blowing cross the real trail. I love watching trail work. I wish I could know what is in their mind when they do it.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
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    I think bird sent to Elvis is like porn to a 20 year old!!

    RK
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