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mounted pups first retrieve

Postby JB27 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:55 pm

This last season was my labs first season hunting and I decided to get her first retrieve mounted. The mount didnt take long at all. I got it back in about 7 weeks or so during waterfowl season. Just havnt got around to posting pics.
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby JustinNH » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:19 am

nice, I plan on doing that for my dog as well- have her first in the freezer skinned in ice. :thumbsup:
Looks good :beer:
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby River Ramblin' Man » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:50 am

JustinNH wrote:nice, I plan on doing that for my dog as well


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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby eburgsnake » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:26 pm

I had never thought to have a first retrieve mounted. Great idea, and the mount looks great.
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby JB27 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:46 pm

thanks! alot of hard work went into training the pup!
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby largefrag » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:28 pm

Can't tell you how glad I am KI mounted my pup's first retrieve (Drake Shoveler) It may have not been a perfect specimen and he's retrieved plenty more ducks since but that first one means a lot. i'm pretty attached to my pup and I hate to think about not him not being around forever, but when that day comes at least i'll have that mount to remember him by forever.
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby largefrag » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:42 pm

First attempt to post picture didn't work so here it is again. We (my pup and I) added the hen this season.
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby reptofan » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:41 am

That are really wonderful mounts, I love shovelers.
I still have missed with all of my 3 dogs ( 2 Irish Setters and 1 Gordon Setter ) to mount their first retrieve.
I think also it will be a great part to remember, when they are still gone.

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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby JB27 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:48 am

those two mounts turned out great! I'm the same way it doesnt matter what my dogs first retrieve is, its all the hard work and time that you both put in to have a successful season and hunting partner for many years to come.
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby largefrag » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:20 pm

it doesnt matter what my dogs first retrieve is, its all the hard work and time that you both put in to have a successful season and hunting partner for many years to come.
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Re: mounted pups first retrieve

Postby callumcuffumkillum » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:25 pm

Wish i had mounted my pups first retrieve, he died this summer at a young age of 5. Started having seizures, after one month in dog icu they figured out a med combination that kept him goin for another three years at the expense of 18 pills a day(NOT CHEAP). Finally the the seizures got the best of him and he died in my lap, but hes buried lookin over the duck pond so im sure he is still watchin the ducks fall. All hunters love everyone of there dogs but everybody has that one dog they will never forget and he was it. I paid for him several times over through meds and if i had to do it over again i would still pick him out of the litter. People who don't have a hunting dog will never understand the bond we have with them! Awesome mount and will serve as a great reminder years down the road :thumbsup:
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