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  1. Trapping is the easiest target as it is the least...

    Trapping is the easiest target as it is the least understood by the general public and even other outdoorsmen/hunters. Once it falls, it's only the start.

    As waterfowl hunters, trapping small...
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    Huck after a great day in the flooded corn, Huck...

    Huck after a great day in the flooded corn, Huck during a slow day in the flooded corn, and my puppy, Ruby after her first hunt and first duck. It's been a great season so far... We need some weather...
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    Thanks! I started her on Hillman puppy for now. I...

    Thanks! I started her on Hillman puppy for now. I think I'm going to do traditional FF. I really wanted to do Hillman fetch again but I'm not confident in my ability and don't want to go backwards...
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    Ruby's first hunt (5mo boykin)

    I had the privilege to take my 5 month old boykin, Ruby, to hunt some managed dove plots. I knew she was young and it would be fairly controlled but a lot of excitement for a young puppy.

    She had...
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    when to feed once per day?

    When do you switch from feeding a puppy 3x per day, to 2x, to the once per day feeding?

    I have a pup coming up on 5 months and she's still eating 3x per day. Thinking about backing it to 2x for...
  6. Thread: Hold Training

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    Keep using the paint roller. try to "calm her"...

    Keep using the paint roller. try to "calm her" mouth and teach her to hold and be still...I find it easier to get them to hold and carry and them get them to sit with the bumper. Treats will only...
  7. While on the stake out, try the "Huntsmith -...

    While on the stake out, try the "Huntsmith - Figure 8" rope around her muzzle. If tied correctly and used consistently, it should take care of any wild or vocal behavior.
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    With a young dog, be careful in handling too...

    With a young dog, be careful in handling too much, too often, you run the risk of creating a dog that will quit hunting and look for help early... ask me how i know...

    Keep him balanced in this....
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    My pup did this and will still do it but he has...

    My pup did this and will still do it but he has gotten considerably better with careful thought to my set ups. My dog tended to do it on the go bird or the first bird thrown of a session. I saw it as...
  10. Thread: Summer Training

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    Very early morning when temps are cool, if you do...

    Very early morning when temps are cool, if you do anything in the evening/right at dark, keep it short and never after you fed any amount of food. My boy had a heat stroke/incident last early summer...
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    Huck is out of Hunter x Addie (2014) Ruby is a...

    Huck is out of Hunter x Addie (2014)

    Ruby is a sibling to your Finn (Leine x Trigger 2018) but this years litter. Showing promise of a good little dog so far. She wont have the size or long legs...
  12. Thread: 20 guage shotgun

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    I've have extensively shot 12ga sbe2, 12ga...

    I've have extensively shot 12ga sbe2, 12ga Browning silver, 20 Montefeltro, 20 ga Beretta al390, and 20 ATI o/u.

    I'm a raised rib guy. I cannot seem to get the feel of the berettas with the rib...
  13. I've been using Annamaet endure for almost 3...

    I've been using Annamaet endure for almost 3 years at this point. My pup had an knee injury, requiring surgery and we've been using it since. I don't add it everyday but 3-4 day a week I'll add a...
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    New puppy and new title

    The first picture is of 8 weeks old "Ruby" showing lots of heart and desire. She's a great puppy and can't wait to start a new adventure.

    The second picture is the day Huck an I earned his UKC...
  15. Thread: Healing/Creeping

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    This thread is very interesting and relevant to...

    This thread is very interesting and relevant to me as I'm currently revamping my views on yard work and what my standards need to be.

    I just attended a Dennis Voigt seminar and it truly opened my...
  16. VW tdi Jetta sportwagen or the Golf sportwagen....

    VW tdi Jetta sportwagen or the Golf sportwagen. TDi averaged 42mpgs. I think the gassers averaged high 30s.

    I put 160K on the Jetta wagen TDI in under 5 years and sold it back during the buyback...
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    Thanks for the tips so far. One additional...

    Thanks for the tips so far.

    One additional comment on it, it's generally the first bird or second bird thrown, he then seems to calms down and settle in. Could it be I don't have him in the right...
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    My response is not argumentative... Just trying...

    My response is not argumentative... Just trying to work it out in my head. In trying to follow the "easy to get to, hard to find or hard to get to, easy to find" theory.

    Throwing white or flasher...
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    Overrunning marks

    The posts by Ted seems to have a lot of us slowing down and thinking a little more than usual.

    So here goes, I have a dog I'd consider a marginal marking dog. 3.5 year old, senior/seasoned level....
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    Let's say you throw a good mark, with deflecting...

    Let's say you throw a good mark, with deflecting factors and the dogs memory or lack of training lands him hunting big in no man's land... How do you teach him at that point without eroding...
  21. Thread: Dogtra edge rt

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    Dogtra edge rt

    I currently run a dogta Arc on my dog but plan to get a pup this spring.

    With 2 dogs, and not being crazy about the rheostat dial on the arc for training, I was thinking about picking up the edge...
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    Freeze, not to be off topic but I'd love to see a...

    Freeze, not to be off topic but I'd love to see a 15#, let alone a 20# Canada. Biggest I've seen weighed is just over 12.
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    My cousin who was shooting a Vinci had the exact...

    My cousin who was shooting a Vinci had the exact same thing happen years ago when shooting the Remington hypersonic steel 3". I think it's a fit and recoil issue. Doubting you'll have the problem...
  24. Thread: Cat chaser

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    He knows no, leave it, and here... Sounds like I...

    He knows no, leave it, and here... Sounds like I need to proof this with larger distractions like a farm with cats roaming around.

    He loves the chase, I'm not sure what he'd do, if anything, if...
  25. Thread: Cat chaser

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    Any tips to curb my boy from his extreme desire...

    Any tips to curb my boy from his extreme desire to chase cats?

    He's got a lot of prey drive and I've been fortunate that he hasn't actually grabbed ahold of one... Yet. There's a new stray that...
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