nice one AZ. the "real" swamp puppy started hunting at 10 months and hunted hard all through his first season this year. that's not to say that there wasn't a few times back in october/early november that i wasn't ready to just take him back and put him in the truck for the rest of the day. lol. at just over 1 year old of age i'll put him up against any dog as far as a hunting companion goes. he won't win any field trials and yeah, there are some things the he needs to work on. (lots of them..lol) but he get's it done.
good luck with the pup..put up some picks when you can.
btw..love the name. Gila...Monster...young lab puppy....oh yeah.
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