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
So you want to make MNH a special dog? To get invited 5 Master passes in fiscal year every year at 80% success. 5 of 6 = 83 % 6 of 8 = 75%
Minimum of 10 total passes in career (would hold out the young hot shot dogs who really might be not ready but are being pushed) with a 75% pass rate maintained to qualify for invitation.
"Duck hunter's minds are like concrete. All mixed up and permanently set."
For finished dogs outside hunting, .... never.
Game shooting (and wildfowling) lasts five months and pigeon and rabbit shooting is all year round.
Thank you, very kind, Mine's a pint.
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.
Duckback's Lord Have Mercy, MH 8/07
Duckback Armbrook's Indigo Pearl, SH 10/10
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.
"Too late smart, too soon old" - Now I finally get it Grandpa
HRCH SHDW MTN Aces and Eights Toby MH "Toby"
HRCH Barton Creek's Winner Take All MH "Rio"
Ranger 1997 - 2012
Ragin' Charge of the Light Brigade "Cannon"
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.
Cindy Von Sutphen
Dai Suki Desu MH
Reed Lanes Ladies Love a Rockstar CGC
LPK's If I Can Call You Betty (da behbeh gurl)
From September to February, as many times as I can hit moving targets and fill my limit !
"Are you a good witch, or a bad witch ?" Glinda, the good witch of the North.
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.