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dove hunting with a dog

Postby sadie10 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:16 pm

I live in Arkansas and i went last year with a few buddies of mine on a dove hunt and we killed 250 in the first morning. but besides that i have a duck dog that i would like to take dove hunting with me. will she be alright or should i take her. i just dont know any suggestions??? thanx :hammering:
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Postby Gooseboy » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:05 pm

I dont know much about hunting dogs but I dont see why not. Can she retrieve? Does she know basic commands?
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Postby H20fwlkillr » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:26 am

Take the dog. Dove season is a good workout for a dog. It also saves a buch of time searching for birds. Watch your dog carefully for signs of heat problems. Take plenty of H20.
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Postby LaRedneck » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:53 am

Certainly, dove season is a great workout for duck season, other than lot of water the only other thing that i'll add is since it seems that ya'll have kill 250 in one morning ya'll have alot of birds flying around which means alot of shooting going on make sure you make a safe retreive. OB is a must out in the feild. :thumbsup:
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Postby harvey1b » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:32 am

yep :withstupid:

take the dog. it is a good warm up for the duck season and your dog will be able to find a few that you might not. Like always just be carefull if it is hot.
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Postby duckplucker » Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:09 pm

:withstupid: Keep lots of water on hand, and careful of the heat. One thing is that some dogs wont pick up doves because of a certain scent/taste they have. I've never had a dog not pick one up for me, but I''ve heard of it happening.
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Postby cut_un » Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:39 pm

Dove hunting and retrieving dogs go hand and hand :getdown: As suggested, it's a great warm up for duck season. Only thing to worry about is as suggested, heat so have plenty of water on hand and also, if it's a young dog it may be better to get away from the crowd. It can be a bit much for a young dog at first, with all the shooting, birds flying all over the place, other dogs... and the list goes on! Remember to hunt for the dog and all will go well. Also, dove feathers are dry and release freely in the dogs mouth and seems to bother some dogs at first, give it time and the dog will do fine! Enjoy !
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Postby DeaDux » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:56 pm

:withstupid: if your bird hunting take your dog! Why wouldnt ya?
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Postby IBBoykin » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:32 pm

would not even think of going dove hunting without my dog. But, having a boykin which is touted to be the best suited dog for southern dove hunting, it is expected. Nothing against the other breeds guys, but size, weight, muscle mass all calculate into how well a dog can deal with the heat.
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Postby muddydog » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:45 pm

Take the dog ,hunted my 10 month old lab on both dove and ducks hunt water if you
can and watch the heat if in a field!
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Postby LaRedneck » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:20 pm

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