Mike and Wigeonator... ( I am "Another Mike" on that forum and have a few post's on that thread..)Das booted said:Is so, would you start over again from scratch, use a dog trainer, or buy a started dog?
It would depend on the circumstances. My current CLM is similar in personality to Wig's, I has always had BLF's prior, and I think we had similar experiences.
I took him out of the field, (and hunted open water dogless for half a season), got some advice from the right folks and started from scratch. I was shopping for a started dog, but this dog stepped up to the plate (the tules) and is fine now for what I need.
My deal on that thread was that one shouldn't be disillusioned into hunting heavy cover dog-less, nor is it always better to be refuge hunting without a dog either....other than losing 5 minures of mobility moving a dog stand the benefits are obvious...very few losses, in fact "RARE" to lose a bird.
Now, can you explain the gas prices again? :biggrin: