Rick Hall wrote:Biggest question is has she been prepared for "the group" to cut loose or is the group prepared to cut back and ease her into such volleys?
Rick is 1000000% correct. I would never put a new pup under a bunch of guns in a blind on the first couple outings. Remember, you have woked her with one gun in a controled situtation where she knows what to expect. She is not gun shy yet.
Now you stick her in a blind, she can't see well, it smells funny, looks weird and it's cold, maybe dark, wet and someone steped on her foot. Then Joe duck caller quacks like a duck, loud mouth Murphy yells "TAKE UM" and 27 shots magnum 12 guage rounds beller out over her head in the matter of 6.2 seconds. Imagine the echo in that blind? Best start her with one gun and you not shoot but handle her. It will be fine if you do it easy...... Soon those 27 shots will be music to her ears, but not the first time.
Take a leash with you. I bet you will need it.
Above all, have fun, don't expect her to do everything right and take what is said here very serious.
I will be expecting a full report and pictures when you get back.Don
Forgive me for being arrogant. I own 2 Drahthaar's.
Don Lietzau, Chugiak Alaska