"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
RK, I don't think Elvis needs to be scratched, but the shooters sure as hell do! If I was hunting with my buddies and we were shooting that badly, there's no way I would be pissed if Dixie caught a live bird and brought it back to me! Somebody in the group has got to reduce the bird to possession, might as well be Elvis!
I have taken Elvis out at 4:00 am and after work.
I made him sit to the whistle over 200 times already.
Tonight I will go over to WATKC and throw birds and shoot the shot gun while whistle sitting him.
I hope for at least 10 - 20 times of that.
He snaps to a sit now.
I think that is as good as I can do for now.
Stan b & Elvis
Show up, Run, Hang on, Have Fun!
"For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required." -- Luke 12:48
Raven - Moneybird's Black Magic Marker***
(Esprit's Power Play x Trumarc's Lean Cuisine)
Mick - Moneybird's Jumpin' Jack Flash***
(Clubmead's Road Warrior x Oakdale Whitewater Devil Dog)
Peerless - Moneybird's Sole Survivor
(Two River's Lucky Willie x Moneybird's Black Magic Marker)
Stan, i would train for the flyaway......-Paul
there's no good reason to fatten up a retriever.