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    They got 18 inches of snow Wednesday 3 to 4 expected today. I can see it now, Bird launches nice high arc and the plop a foot deep stuck in the snow bank. Should be interesting. Spring has not sprung yet up here. There should be some good stories coming out of this.
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    Tried to get to Rochester yesterday. US 14 plugged up tight 5 miles east of Owatonna. Turned around and went back home. Still snowing here this AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellow machine View Post
    They got 18 inches of snow Wednesday 3 to 4 expected today. I can see it now, Bird launches nice high arc and the plop a foot deep stuck in the snow bank. Should be interesting. Spring has not sprung yet up here. There should be some good stories coming out of this.
    My god, when will it freaking end. My friend is supposed to run his dog in the masters series down there. I guess we will see how it's goes....

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    I would like to hear snow stories when you were at a HT or FT. Any hints on running dogs through snow and what to look out for?
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    A winter Goose Hunt don't see those very often, I'm almost jealous I know my dog will be she loves snow. I envision it differently launcher goes off, dark bird lands on a solid white frozen background, give me nothing but hens and we won't even need a wing flap Great photo for a black dog as well, they practically glow against snow.
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    Black dogs look awesome in the snow. This is gonna be fun!

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    I will lose my yellow in the snow. Not gona be fun. How can you handle if you can't see them.
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    I live in western MN, and my dogs have not yet been in the water. The lakes are just starting to thaw. Even my small swimby pond still had some ice on it last night.

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    I don't envision launchers at all - have you ever tried using a zinger in the winter? the bands don't have the same elasticity as they do in the heat and you get a flop, plus if your dog doesn't mark real well because of a sun glare from the snow then the bird could be buried in the snow when it lands and the scent is covered well so there will be a decent hunt and combine the birds from behind the blind will make things very interesting, I hate doing long marks in the snow as it usually messes with their confidence because it is a crap shoot if they can even make it to the AOF- and for water no thanks I have let my dogs break ice during hunting but that is a quick hunt usually and my dogs already started to lose the undercoat. glad I didn't sign up but I might be there to throw marks
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    I'll be there throwing this weekend. I am also accepting $50 tips for dark birds landing on top of snow pack!
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