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This will be my dogs first season. She will be 1.5 yr old come season. Ive heard that I should put my dog up after shes made several retrieves, instead of hunting her all day and letting her get 20-30 birds all day(obviously best case scenario).
Although 20-30 birds during a 8 hour day doesnt seem like much, but i dont know. Thoughts??
Shoulda tried em that last swing...
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Id say hunt her as long as its fun for her , if she gets tired or bored you will know when it time to call it a day with her
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cluckmeister wrote:Id say hunt her as long as its fun for her , if she gets tired or bored you will know when it time to call it a day with her
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Where can you shoot 30 birds? Count me in!
Give a man a duck... Feed him for a day... Teach him to fowl hunt... Feed him for a lifetime...Teach him in your spot... Learn to hunt a different spot....
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Personally I would say if they want to retireve let them retrieve it will only make them better as long as they're not outta control.
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My dog has gotten every duck shot over him for 2 years minus a few snow goose hunts where we ran a couple well trained retrievers instead of one. In addition we run the local european shoots once or twice a week for same amount if time. Love them due to all i have i do is concentrate in the dog. 300 500 and 1000 bird shoots = a lot if experience in little time and training and birds shot over them equals a solid hunting hound in my book
totals for 09/10 season
5 bald eagles, 3 swans, 475 hen canvassbacks, 37 pintails, 400 teal blue wings and the season hasn't even started.
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