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Does anybody know where I can get a really good duck dummy. i have dokkens but that does not help me with the feather aspect. My dog's has only done dummies to this point and a day of dove hunting where she was not to say the least thrilled with the feathers. Look forward to reply.
 

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Yes and No

I'm new to duck hunting so haven't gotten my hands on many birds and really not a big fan of using a live animal to train. Don't get me wrong I'm not a card carrying activist or nothing but not real fond of that. Thought a good life like dummy to start would be best.

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You should try to hook up with one of the many retriever clubs in Maryland so you can find people to train with. Some of them are bound to have dead birds or be able to point you to good sources for birds near you. I don't know where you are in Maryland. You can find info on the Maryland Retriever Club at http://www.marylandretrieverclub.com/. The Del Bay Retriever Club is hosting its spring field trial beginning this Friday in Elkton, right on the Delaware border (you can find details at http://entryexpress.com. I am also not a hunter but picked up some frozen birds from culls at a local game farm. All it cost was a phone call.
 

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Thanks....I went and watched my first hunt test at that same spot last weekend.....rebel ridge. I had a Blast. Left there drooling and excited to go home and train. I thought about asking them for some of the flyers they shot, but then thought health wise it might be not so good to bring home something a lot of other dogs have mouthed.

I actually live in Delaware but work in Maryland
 

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smokejmp52 said:
Thanks....I went and watched my first hunt test at that same spot last weekend.....rebel ridge. I had a Blast. Left there drooling and excited to go home and train. I thought about asking them for some of the flyers they shot, but then thought health wise it might be not so good to bring home something a lot of other dogs have mouthed.

I actually live in Delaware but work in Maryland

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Better get use to that. Most people freeze and reuse their ducks over and over and over and over....... Trust me the dog will not care
 

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many dogs, even those trained with ducks will not care much for doves at first - they shed a TON more feathers than any other bird when picked up by the dog...
 

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You know you are a "real" trainer when you can handle dead birds all morning and eat a sammich without washing your hands first. :twisted:


Purrell regards,
 

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You know you are a "real" trainer when you can handle dead birds all morning and eat a sammich without washing your hands first. :twisted:


Purrell regards,
LOL! Apples with duck feathers taste quite nice too! 8)
 

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If you find a source for live or dead birds please post it here. I've been able to get some pigeons but need to move on to ducks.

You know you are a "real" trainer when you can handle dead birds all morning and eat a sammich without washing your hands first.
That's nothing. You know you've really gone to far when you clean your birds or deer and then slice off some summer sausage with the same knife, only wiping in on your pants to get it clean.

Bird flu is a myth regards,
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If you find a source for live or dead birds please post it here. I've been able to get some pigeons but need to move on to ducks.


Whisting Wings. 815-951-3512 I have had two shipments from them of frozen birds. The are quick and the birds are nice.....
 

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achiro said:
You know you are a "real" trainer when you can handle dead birds all morning and eat a sammich without washing your hands first. :twisted:


Purrell regards,
Just don't get caught microwaving frozen birds- bad scene!!! Best not to ask how I know that tidbit.

Dang it they were in a paper bag honey regards

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nothing wrong with getting a few used birds at hunt tests. After the tulsa hunt test this weekend I went home with about 30 dead ducks. The first series of SR on sunday shot about 50 flyers so there were some nice birds to choose from. It's also not a bad idea to get your dog used to picking up some very well "used" birds. You never know what your going to get at a hunt test.
 

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smokejmp52 said:
Thanks....I went and watched my first hunt test at that same spot last weekend.....rebel ridge. I had a Blast. Left there drooling and excited to go home and train. I thought about asking them for some of the flyers they shot, but then thought health wise it might be not so good to bring home something a lot of other dogs have mouthed.

I actually live in Delaware but work in Maryland
I'm in Delco PA. If you're close PM me. I have a few birds in the freezer and I can spot you one. FYI, At the end of last weeks HT you could get the birds for a buck each. BTW, a dog's mouth is cleaner than most ducks - and birds in the freezer always add excitment to opening unmarked packages. :wink:
 

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I'm sure if you went to either the field trail at rebel ridge this weekend or keystone retriever club hunt test there in a couple of weeks and asked to pay for a fresh killed bird they would sell you one. You also might try m & m shooting preserve in pennsville NJ. The will kill and sell you as many ducks as you want. They raise 190,000 a year!!! Were you at our test this past weekend (Susquehanna Retriever club)?. We would have sold you a fresh killed duck or two.

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Dan, I am the field trial chairman at this weeks Delbay Trial look me up and i will make sure you get a few birds.

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hey Bob I'm entered in Derby. Can I look you up and get a few dead bird?
 

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Not to pile on, but I was planning to come out to the trial to watch. Is there any way I could get a few birds as well?

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as mentioned, the tests and trials are great places to get birds. you can also purchase wings from Bass Pro/Cabela's. not sure how much sent they have (can't imagine much) but you can at least take those and strap them to your dokken so it gets used to picking up feathers. the real thing is best though.
 
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