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How would rather spend a day? Where do you get your most pleasure?
 

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Tim that's tough to answer....I love both and it really depends on the time of the year, hunting conditions, what I'm hunting, etc. I love them both and often I'm torn, especially later in the year when hunting is open. Its a toss up for me and I love both activities equally. Why couldn't you of had the options: "Doing the dirty dishes" and "Hutning/Training the dogs" :wink: Now that one is a no brainer! :D

I see you changed it to a Saturday in the Fall - now that's easy: Hunt on Saturday and Train on Sunday - leave the dishes for Monday evening! :wink:

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I can't imagine anyone how would want to train, more than the real thing. Don't most people train dogs to be better HUNTING DOGS? A couple weeks ago, we were hunting a public WMA, ducks flying all over the place. About 9 in the morning I heard a whisle and sure enough, there was someone training about 600 or so yards away. Who in there right mind would be training when ducks are flying all over. At least he kept the ducks from landing over there.
 

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How did that old Coke comercial go ?

"It's the real thing"

Hunting ! It's not even close. Training is somehting you do when hunting season is closed .

End of story ! ha

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Steve
 

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Steve Shaver said:
Geez Lainee, can't you get David to do the dishes? If not you better stick to training your own dog and send David out to a pro :lol: :p
No, no you got it wrong, he is trained:

When training the dogs he is an excellent bird boy, even understands all my hand signals - when to help, when to pop up on retried guns, etc.

When we hunt he is good about making sure we have coffee and lunches packed not to mention he carries the decoys to the blinds cause "I've got to keep an eye on the dogs" :wink:

The dishes, well he does take me out to eat more than I have to cook so I'll live with the dirty dishes!

Lainee, Flash ( a great pre-washer dog) and Bullet
 

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FOM said:
Steve Shaver said:
Geez Lainee, can't you get David to do the dishes? If not you better stick to training your own dog and send David out to a pro :lol: :p
No, no you got it wrong, he is trained:

When training the dogs he is an excellent bird boy, even understands all my hand signals - when to help, when to pop up on retried guns, etc.

When we hunt he is good about making sure we have coffee and lunches packed not to mention he carries the decoys to the blinds cause "I've got to keep an eye on the dogs" :wink:

The dishes, well he does take me out to eat more than I have to cook so I'll live with the dirty dishes!

Lainee, Flash ( a great pre-washer dog) and Bullet







So is he titled, does he have his MH? (Master Husband) :p
Poor David, maybe he better come to see me to be de-trained.
 

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Duhhhh :roll: hunting, that's why I train. But I can understand the other answer, especially with limited opportunity, land, time commitments, and changes in waterfowl migration and even some regluatory restrictions it gets harder and harder to really use your retriever or bird dogs. Sometimes it looks like I'm moving towards running HT and shooting Sporting Clays.....that way I know I'm pulling the trigger and at least the dog will be picking up something.
 

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If im not hunting im training, if im not training im hunting.Last weekend i trained this weekend im hunting pheasants in Kansas.
 

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I don't really need to shoot more ducks, as much as I enjoy the sport. Since I am retired and can hunt any day I choose, I would rather use Sat. to train as it is easier to get a group together. That said, a goose hunt or a good pheasant hunt with my dogs and a few good friends would be my choice if I had to choose.
 

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Who in there right mind would be training when ducks are flying all over
I ain't never been accused of bein' right in the head. I'd rather train than almost any other thing I can do standing up. Trialin' with a well trained competitive dog is one of the few things I'd rather be doing
 

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1) Training is what I do so when I get to go hunting the dog doesn't embarrass me. I am more than capable of doing that by myself.

2) Have you ever been on a hunt and shots ring out. The next thing you notice is a dog sprinting across the field with its owner calling after it "#%@! &#%$! GET BACK HERE!!"?
 

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Howard N said:
Who in there right mind would be training when ducks are flying all over
I ain't never been accused of bein' right in the head. I'd rather train than almost any other thing I can do standing up. Trialin' with a well trained competitive dog is one of the few things I'd rather be doing



I agree with Howard.
I love to hunt and I love to train and trial. You really can't compare the two. I've givin up a day of training to hunt and a day of hunting to trian. Training is every bit as important as the real hunt. Without it you might as well leave the dog at home. Like I said I love to hunt but I do it as much for the dog as I do it for myself. To me the bottom line is it's all about the dogs.
One thing I'd never do is train on a WMA during hunting season.
 

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This time of year Saturday is for hunting and Sunday is for training...both wonderful activities and I feel very lucky to be able to do both.
 

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I'm one of those rare people who would rather train dogs than hunt over them, and the reason is quite simple............While training, I never miss a bird. When hunting, the dog goes to sleep because he knows I ain't gonna knock nothin' down for him to pick up!
 
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