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#6053772 - 11/27/15 09:30 PM Finally got out for some Bobs
magspa Offline
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The new deer/nilgai lease has kept me busy this year. Finally got the dog out for a quick morning hunt. Found 2 coveys at first spot then 2 more at my other spot. Dropped 2 per covey. 4yo dog is doing great. My only complaint is that she isnt steady to shot, only to flush. Hard to train that without a partner. But, hey she retrieved all birds to hand from some thick stuff.


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#6053774 - 11/27/15 09:32 PM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
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That's a great pic of your dog.

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#6053820 - 11/27/15 09:58 PM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
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Get a shock collar and train her for your command when your not hunting . Good looking dog tho . Back when I was in HS many years ago my best friend had a GSH Pointer male and he was as stubborn as they come but my friend had no idea how to train him but he was a good ole dog and we did a lot of searching in the fields and wooded areas . Dogs name was Rattler .
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#6054105 - 11/28/15 07:46 AM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
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Good hunt. Thanks for posting.
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#6054274 - 11/28/15 09:32 AM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
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I've seen maybe two dogs in my 15 years with NSTRA that were steady to wing and shot. You simply can't keep them that way if you chose to shoot. It's a different story with a shooter or a blank.
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#6054573 - 11/28/15 12:39 PM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
Kahuna Offline
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Guess mine were meat dogs. I wanted em on that bird when I was shooting.
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#6054815 - 11/28/15 03:16 PM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: Kahuna]
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Originally Posted By: Kahuna
Guess mine were meat dogs. I wanted em on that bird when I was shooting.


Good way to get them shot.
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#6054850 - 11/28/15 03:41 PM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
magspa Offline
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I typed that she is steady to flush, but meant steady to wing. Maybe its the same thing. I dont do competitions so am not familiar with all the terms. Wish there were some competition in the RGV though. She doesnt move until the birds fly. I rarely lose a bird since I force fetched her. But I think being steady to shot she could mark the falling bird better from a covey. With singles it doesnt matter.

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#6054861 - 11/28/15 03:49 PM Re: Finally got out for some Bobs [Re: magspa]
bill oxner Offline
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She would probably do great in NSTRA. Look up their schedule. There's one soon in Floresville.
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