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View Poll Results: How often does your dog get live flyers? Excluding hunting.

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  • Never

    4 3.33%
  • Only at hunt tests or trials

    9 7.50%
  • 2 to 4 times a year and at trials/tests

    32 26.67%
  • Every month

    30 25.00%
  • Every week

    45 37.50%
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Thread: Live flyers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Henion View Post
    Does it count if they're shackled, not shot? We're doing a lot of that, now.
    Thats even better, you get more flaps out of em that way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blake_mhoona View Post
    how are people getting such a vast supply of ducks? are you growing them yourself? if thats the case you must start each spring with 150 ducklings or more? around here at $12 a pop for full grown ducks that'd add up a lot quicker than any of the other training supplies. i understand the "it's best not to keep up with how much you spend on your dog routine" but that seems like it would far outpace any other bill you might have with a dog?
    You can raise them but they will cost just as much with feed and time messing with them...
    Kendall Layne

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    I did every week but it depends on the season of the year. During waterfowl season sometimes 2 to 20 or more a day. During this crappy late winter not since early March but starting tomorrow it will be better times.
    John C aka jacduck


    "Duck hunter's minds are like concrete. All mixed up and permanently set."

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    Quote Originally Posted by blake_mhoona View Post
    how are people getting such a vast supply of ducks? are you growing them yourself? if thats the case you must start each spring with 150 ducklings or more? around here at $12 a pop for full grown ducks that'd add up a lot quicker than any of the other training supplies. i understand the "it's best not to keep up with how much you spend on your dog routine" but that seems like it would far outpace any other bill you might have with a dog?
    We get them from the duck guy, who delivers the ducks for trials and tests.

    I don't have room to keep many at a time, so I don't give my dog as many as she deserves.
    Renee P

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    For finished dogs outside hunting, .... never.

    Game shooting (and wildfowling) lasts five months and pigeon and rabbit shooting is all year round.

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    My training group consists of 6 handlers and average 8-11 dogs training on Saturdays and Wednesdays we probably average 3-4 handlers and 5-7 dogs. We use live flyers every Saturday and usually on Wednesdays. There is one man in our group who doesn't run dogs but is at EVERY training session to shoot for us. He now is raising ducks for our training group and we pay him $13 for each bird. Yep, it is expensive but we all feel it is worth the expense and hard work raising ducks.
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    voted monthly - not during hunting season months - but from Jan to August, we get ducks, chukars to practice a little more than monthly, so it averages out.
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    For weekend group sessions we will do a "simulated" flyer station, excessive calling and two gunners. Not quite the same as a flyer but more exciting than dogtra box call and a .209 primer.

    We will pick up live birds at Tests when we can.
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    From September to February, as many times as I can hit moving targets and fill my limit !
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    We raise pigeons primarily to use for young dogs and puppies in our training group. We buy live ducks left over from trials to use for the older dogs in our training group. Our live ducks don't last long because we don't like to put them in our pigeon pen. They are messy birds and "fowl" the pigeon's water.

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