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    Ok I'll have to look into that, need some video material to make sense of some things
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    get a training program and stay the course.
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    What about using dummies and bumpers in place of live birds? I don't have access to live birds

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    Smartworks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic09 View Post
    What about using dummies and bumpers in place of live birds? I don't have access to live birds
    Sure you do - it just takes effort. And it's worth it.
    We shoot dogs with a Canon

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTFSH View Post
    Sure you do - it just takes effort. And it's worth it.
    Don't mind the effort, love working with her. If you don't mind me asking, where in Ohio are you from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by medic09 View Post
    Don't mind the effort, love working with her. If you don't mind me asking, where in Ohio are you from?
    Central Ohio. Do some research on pigeons (use advanced search on this site) look on Craigslist, find swap meets, find some Amish folks to trap a few, find a game farm to sell you a few quail, join a retriever club (for you probably Buckeye Retrieve Club) as they train with ducks (dead and alive) all the time.

    You have lots of options to find training birds occasionally - pigeons, quail, chukar, hen pheasant, ducks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Geese, ducks, dove.

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    Ducks and dove here... might try to put him on some geese next season.

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    I found them to be a little stubborn. Or maybe they were just set in their ways by the time I got them for training. Great upland bird dog. Never used a golden for ducks or geese.
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    Quote Originally Posted by medic09 View Post
    What about using dummies and bumpers in place of live birds? I don't have access to live birds
    If you care to make the trip, I'm giving a seminar for West Central Ohio HRC (Hunting Retriever Club) Friday & Saturday July 26 & 27 2013. Contact Jennifer Ison ( Luvalabrador2010@yahoo.com ). Great people, great grounds & water! Also, some very nice dogs to watch and learn from. Bring your pup!

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