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#2991050 - 02/06/12 10:53 AM NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!!
Vizslaguy Offline
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Registered: 07/07/10
Posts: 181
Loc: Brownwood
I am hosting a NSTRA trial on the 18th and 19th in Priddy Texas which is just south of comanche texas. We have room for a few more dogs. This is open/open format for both days. Please call 325-451-0003 or email kris@sparksia.com with any questions. Hope to hear from you guys!! Thanks for your support.

Kris

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#2992277 - 02/06/12 06:13 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: Vizslaguy]
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Registered: 11/03/09
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I simply don't understand why everyone within 2 to 3 hours would not choose to run in this trial. Just look at all the threads on this forum crying about the lack of wild birds. They're laying their dogs up when they could spend $80 and hunt them for an hour. I got my first pointer pup and fell in with a bunch of AA guys. She fit right in, but I didn't have a horse, and hunted her. I like if I was at a formal in blue jeans. Thirty years later I went to my first NSTRA trial. I knew I could do that. You hunting guys could also do it.

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#2992464 - 02/06/12 07:12 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: bill oxner]
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Some folks just don't want to hack their dogs after teaching them to go to cover and stay out front. Some folks like the NSTRA format others don't. Maybe you would have more luck if you pushed as hard as you do on some sort of a field trial forum rather than an upland hunting forum?

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#2992915 - 02/06/12 09:00 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: bill oxner]
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Loc: Ennis, TX
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I simply don't understand why everyone within 2 to 3 hours would not choose to run in this trial. Just look at all the threads on this forum crying about the lack of wild birds. They're laying their dogs up when they could spend $80 and hunt them for an hour. I got my first pointer pup and fell in with a bunch of AA guys. She fit right in, but I didn't have a horse, and hunted her. I like if I was at a formal in blue jeans. Thirty years later I went to my first NSTRA trial. I knew I could do that. You hunting guys could also do it.



What movie has the annoying reoccuring phrase "Once, at band camp..."?

Take out band camp and insert NSTRA.

You come off as begging.


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#2994865 - 02/07/12 02:55 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: coolie]
Vizslaguy Offline
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Registered: 07/07/10
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Loc: Brownwood
My dog stays out front and doesn't require me to hack on her at all. The funny thing is she finds plenty of birds in NSTRA and wild bird hunting (when there are wild birds). A good quality bird dog adapts to where the birds are. Cover and conditions are never the same!

Bill is passionate for what he believes in. You can't fault him for that! Thanks bill for your support.

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#2994903 - 02/07/12 03:05 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: Vizslaguy]
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Like I said some like it some don't. I have dogs that I'm guessing run bigger than yours and I've never had a 30 acre lease.

"A good quality bird dog adapts to where the birds are"

I'm sure you have good quality dogs but until you hunt behind mine I'm sure your not saying mine aren't.............



Edited by Chet (02/07/12 03:09 PM)
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#2994932 - 02/07/12 03:19 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: Chet]
Vizslaguy Offline
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Registered: 07/07/10
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Loc: Brownwood
My dogs will run with the best of them wild bird hunting. They know the difference between the two which keeps me from hacking on them. I would rather take my dogs hunting when there are wild birds, but there aren't. You can take your dogs to that 10000 acre ranch and run all day to find 2 coveys (maybe). I will have more fun running my 40 acre field and watching my dogs find birds for me to shoot. They love it!! To each is their own!

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#2994951 - 02/07/12 03:24 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: Vizslaguy]
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Well than I guess we're where we started, some like it and some don't. Wasn't that the point. And I found 5 coveys and enjoyed every minute. To each his own. And by the way good dogs adjust to cover, but they find birds wherever they are.



Edited by Chet (02/07/12 03:29 PM)
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#2994953 - 02/07/12 03:25 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: Vizslaguy]
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Don't get mad at me for saying this & I'm not trying to down talk NSTRA because I am definitely interested in getting into it, but in saying that, I would rather find two coveys on 10,000 acres than be stuck with 40 acres covered up in pen raised Quail, the two don't compare in my eyes. I would like to get into NSTRA for some EXTRA dog work, but I will still be hunting wild birds as long as I know there is at least one out there somewhere to be found. JMO

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#2994999 - 02/07/12 03:43 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I see NSTRA and Field Trials as fun, hunting, and competition - what more could a man ask for?

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#2995006 - 02/07/12 03:46 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: DoubleB20]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Originally Posted By: DoubleB20
I see NSTRA and Field Trials as fun, hunting, and competition - what more could a man ask for?


20 Coveys a day of wild birds with free access to the land that they are on. grin I don't ask for much do I? smile

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#2995009 - 02/07/12 03:48 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Registered: 08/01/09
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Loc: Spring, Tx
Everyone loves to hunt wild birds. There is no question about that. I love seeing my dogs stretch out and cover a lot of ground hunting birds but NSTRA can be fun too. You get to see dogs of all different levels and styles run. The people are nice and my dog doesn't care how big the pasture is as long as it holds birds.

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#2995061 - 02/07/12 04:19 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: kindall]
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Loc: Brownwood
amen kindall!!

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#2995069 - 02/07/12 04:21 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: DoubleB20]
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Loc: Richmond
Originally Posted By: DoubleB20
I see NSTRA and Field Trials as fun, hunting, and competition - what more could a man ask for?


I'll be hunting both mornings this weekend, with other hunting dogs which have never done NSTRA. Cracker is my last bird dog. At the end of the weekend, the Garmin will show that she ran faster, and farther than the other hunting dogs. She'll find her share of birds, and have more limb finds. She does not find her share of birds in NSTRA. The drive is a little out of my range. I don't drive at night anymore.

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#2995140 - 02/07/12 04:46 PM Re: NSTRA trial on Feb 18th and 19th!! [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Originally Posted By: DoubleB20
I see NSTRA and Field Trials as fun, hunting, and competition - what more could a man ask for?


20 Coveys a day of wild birds with free access to the land that they are on. grin I don't ask for much do I? smile


But it's always worth asking wink

"The people are nice and my dog doesn't care how big the pasture is along as it holds birds"

And that's all that counts cheers




Edited by Chet (02/07/12 04:49 PM)
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