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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:03 pm

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i_willie12 wrote:I have NEVER thought i lost birds because the dog spooked them


I sure have, even with a well behaved dog laying still, then hid the dog or moved it to a remote position and been in business.


Key word was "I" There are places out there you have to hide your dog a little better than others... BUt i bet you didnt think about putting face paint on the ole yote did you... :biggrin:
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:04 pm

BBK wrote:I have always wondered what ducks think when they see a dog. I have always had this in the back of my head, but no way of proving it. Do ducks know what coyotes are? And do they think dog's are coyotes?


I've watched coyotes work bunches of duck and geese in shallow water or fields on several occasions, apparently looking for cripples, because the birds usually just rolled out of the coyotes' way and went on about their business. By the same token, a buddy once called my second, coyote colored, Chessie my "coyote blind" after watching me call blues through the fog while kneeling behind it on a clean levee. I'd shut up when the geese came into sight, and they'd veer our way to give the apparent coyote a fly-by.

Seems to me that what can make dogs troublesome to ducks and geese is being seen in a manner that reminds the birds of other places that have erupted in gunfire.
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:33 pm

i_willie12 wrote:BUt i bet you didnt think about putting face paint on the ole yote did you... :biggrin:


Naw, he came with factory camo:
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And often muds himself:
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But when he's still a mismatch with our cover, I'll hunt him from a remote "station" or cover the bulk of him with something that's a better match:
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Seems to me that rwperry has taken a lot of crap for asking what probably seems a reasonable question to most new hunters, especially those who've heard others fret over everything from spent shells to metal bands on calls spooking birds. Think about it, most hunters are convinced human faces spook birds, presumably because they're associated with trouble, why wouldn't birds also associate the dogs that are so often on hand when the shooting starts with trouble, too?
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby teddysberna » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:35 am

Well said Rick... Just seems a little foolish to camo a black dog's face... Just brush his blind in well and teach him to be still...
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby Edge » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 pm

this is to danged funny..................
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby shoreboy06 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:06 pm

Honesly there was an old timer i used to hunt with who would have his black lab out in the decoys....this was a guy from the market gunning days, so he knew his stuff....anyway he said the motion created by the dog in the decoys looked natural from a distance once the birds got to about 70 yards he would make him lay down right in the middle of the rig....never left that old mans place without a limit so maybe it don't matter...My black and white german shorthair blends in pretty good with the decoys but normally is tucked in the pit
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby dakotashooter2 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:23 pm

I just have to laugh when people think they need to camo small items. Anyone who has been in a small aircraft flying within 200 feet of the ground will tell you that ANY field you look at has tens or even hundreds of single color blobs spread throughout it. One more isn't going to make a difference.

I have to wonder if dogs in the water just reseamble beaver or muskrats to the birds.

FWIW you can camo your blind perfectly in a corn field but it will still appear as somewhat of a blob from the air because it disrupts the pattern of the furrows around it. You wouldn't believe how furrows and tire tracks stand out in a field.
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby huntaholic21 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:22 pm

Dogs fur has a natural sheen to it. Just get a can of krylon matte tan spray paint and hit with a few light dustings. I do it once before early goose, and then a few touch ups through out the season. Its just another thing you have to do to be successful day in day out. Try this tip, I know its going to help you kill more birds. -- Brad Belding (Banded Industries)
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby dsm16428 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:12 am

DeadEye_Dan wrote:Maybe go to the pound and find a couple dogs about his size in various colors. Skin their heads and tan the hides and then your dog could use the masks to match his terrain.


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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby rebelp74 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:41 pm

dakotashooter2 wrote:I just have to laugh when people think they need to camo small items. Anyone who has been in a small aircraft flying within 200 feet of the ground will tell you that ANY field you look at has tens or even hundreds of single color blob


Couldn't agree more. Your dog is black, why would you want to camo its face? It's not like your dog is blaze orange wearing a strobe light running around saying hey we're hunting here. It's a black dog.
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby The Duck Hammer » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:09 pm

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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby Gen. Lee » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:31 pm

I used to put face paint on my dog's face, head, ears, etc. but I noticed that he seemed embarrassed when we dropped into a restaurant after a hunt. He thought diners were dismissing him as a ninja wannabe hound dog...

So I taught him to stand on his head in the blind. Now only his tail is visible from above and I've tied a sort of duck kite to that. Previous to that I tried various battery-powered mojos but the only place I could think to stick the stake was clearly very sensitive and beside that it was also, well, very private.

The only problems we--or,more properly, he--has encountered with the duck-kite-tied-to-his-tail method is that sometimes the wind picks up to the point where he is lifted off the ground and actually carried a good ways through the air. Thus far he has been shot while flying a number of times.

He still prefers that to having that mojo stake inserted where the sun don't shine though....
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby goodkarmarising » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:40 pm

huntaholic21 wrote:Dogs fur has a natural sheen to it. Just get a can of krylon matte tan spray paint and hit with a few light dustings. I do it once before early goose, and then a few touch ups through out the season. Its just another thing you have to do to be successful day in day out. Try this tip, I know its going to help you kill more birds. -- Brad Belding (Banded Industries)



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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby don novicki » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:07 pm

I don't think there will be a problem with attracting birds as long as your dog isn't jumping all over the place.....JMO
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Re: Black Lab Face Paint

Postby ScaupHunter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:58 am

Buy a hockey mask and get it wrapped in shadow grass. Teach him to wear it.

We shot our share of ducks this weekend with my chocolate laying on the front of the boat outside of the blind.
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