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Thread: bird dryer idea, what do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    I use this one. It is big and heavy and will get your fingers if you let it. I bought mine years ago and expect to will it to the club. It doesn't take up as much room as a saw horse and will last forever. It folds up into a bag that's about 6"X24". I don't think you could break it if you tried. .
    I broke the heck out of one a few years back at our field trial. It was all full of ducks and I was told to move everything to the next spot. So I grabbed in the middle and lifted it full and put it in the back of my truck with a hundred other things.
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    This is probably going to sound like a stupid question to some of you but...what do you need a bird dryer for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhd View Post
    ...what do you need a bird dryer for?
    um..... for real?
    it is to hang dead ducks on, so they may dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhd View Post
    This is probably going to sound like a stupid question to some of you but...what do you need a bird dryer for?
    On water retrieves, the bird comes back wet. If you hang them to dry, they stay nice longer.

    I am learning that they are also getting too wet from snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    um..... for real?
    it is to hang dead ducks on, so they may dry.
    Um...yeah.
    Maybe I'm missing something,why are you drying your dead ducks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitty View Post
    On water retrieves, the bird comes back wet. If you hang them to dry, they stay nice longer.

    I am learning that they are also getting too wet from snow.
    Thanks,a useful answer. So your trying to keep TRAINING ducks dry so they'll keep longer. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grnhd View Post
    Um...yeah.
    Maybe I'm missing something,why are you drying your dead ducks?
    float better.
    freeze better.
    rot less.
    easier to grip when tossing by hand.
    feathers stay in longer.
    flies stay away longer.
    when you have a sack full of um going out to the long station,
    you do not end up with that big wet spot on the back of your shirt and smell of "Od La canard"
    in the gallery the rest of the day.
    wet birds are just nasty.
    don't work many tests yet do ya?
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    dear grnhd,
    I just noted you are grnhd instead of gdgnyc. Who is a long timer here and knows why we dry a duck. I see you are not gdgnyc but a new guy who may have never been to a test or trial yet. Sorry, you fellers with xyz for real names make it hard for me, at times. I am Ken Bora but on the rtf here folks call me Ken Bora.
    "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

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    don't work many tests yet do ya?
    Ken see "Joined date"

    Ya, some of us do more than hunt our dogs.......

    That usually requires several uses of the birds...


    Dryers help


    p.S. Ken and I must of been typing at the same time....
    May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    Ken see "Joined date"
    I see, he is not gdgnyc
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    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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