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#6848492 - 08/07/17 01:52 PM First year
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Spring, Tx
without a pointing dog.
Fourteen months ago we lost Lucy, and July 1st we had to put Cash to sleep.
Think I'm just going to take this season off. Even if I got a new pup, they wouldn't be ready til next year. Its going to feel strange not being in the field.
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#6848512 - 08/07/17 02:12 PM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
Chet Offline
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Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 2396
Loc: Benbrook
Hate to hear that, find some 4-6 month old pups and get the one that likes folks. You will bond in a hurry and he'll be just right to bump and chase west Texas quail. There should be a bird dog support group we could call when things go south wink

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#6848524 - 08/07/17 02:25 PM Re: First year [Re: Chet]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Spring, Tx
Originally Posted By: Chet
There should be a bird dog support group we could call when things go south wink

Ain't that the truth.
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#6848536 - 08/07/17 02:39 PM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 894
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Wow I'm sorry to hear that. I must say my dog was born late September. I kept her training simple. Just needed her to whoa. Then did a few sessions of remote box. Then a few pen raised hunts. Finally right to wild birds. Kept her on a check cord and hunted her without high expectations but it went really well. We hunted January and February and had a great short season. I think it's worth a try if you can find the right pups. Won't hurt to look.
Best of luck!! My heart goes out to you knowing how I feel about my dog.

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#6849101 - 08/07/17 10:30 PM Re: First year [Re: Wacm]
bobcat1 Offline
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Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 2582
Loc: Sanger, Texas
Dangit kindall. Sorry to hear that. Time to reload. I know the feeling.
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#6849208 - 08/08/17 06:57 AM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
Sorry to hear that kindall
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#6849541 - 08/08/17 01:16 PM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
usmc826 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/13
Posts: 21
I'm sorry to hear. I picked my new pup pup in September last year. Just took him to Nebraska for the navhda test. He got a 112 prize 1. But sending back to the kennels to finish him off. The plan on getting him out a lot this year. So if you want a hunting buddy with a new dog. I'm always game.

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#6849594 - 08/08/17 02:04 PM Re: First year [Re: usmc826]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Spring, Tx
Originally Posted By: usmc826
I'm sorry to hear. I picked my new pup pup in September last year. Just took him to Nebraska for the navhda test. He got a 112 prize 1. But sending back to the kennels to finish him off. The plan on getting him out a lot this year. So if you want a hunting buddy with a new dog. I'm always game.


Thanks for the offer.
The land I have permission to hunt is private, and I seldom get to bring guests.
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#6850349 - 08/09/17 07:39 AM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
Kevin Heath Offline
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Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 99
Loc: Midlothian
It sucks when you have got to let a good dog go, been 10 years for me and I still don't have a hunting dog.
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#6850375 - 08/09/17 08:10 AM Re: First year [Re: Kevin Heath]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 3126
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
Originally Posted By: Kevin Heath
It sucks when you have got to let a good dog go, been 10 years for me and I still don't have a hunting dog.

The best fix for the pain of the loss is a puppy
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#6850592 - 08/09/17 10:59 AM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Spring, Tx
I've just been fostering dogs since I lost Lucy, but I still had Cash to hunt over.
The Vizsla rescue contacted me yesterday, wanting to know if I was interested in fostering a dog that has some hunt training. I said yes, and will just have to see how much he knows.
I hunted everything that flies with Cash, and doubt this dog will be anything like that.
But he is at least not gun shy, so I have something to work with.

One day I will get a new puppy, but I'm willing to wait until the right breeding comes along.
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#6852030 - 08/10/17 03:28 PM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
tigger Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 4786
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Good look with the knew dog and so sorry for your loss.
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If it isn't white it is not a birddog.

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#6852271 - 08/10/17 07:06 PM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
Smokey Bear Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 329
Loc: Texas
Kindall, sorry for your loss. I know what that is like..... on the other hand congrats on the new Visla. I have never hunted with a visla but I like the versatiles I have hunted.
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#6852507 - 08/10/17 10:16 PM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
kindall Offline


Registered: 08/01/09
Posts: 3938
Loc: Spring, Tx
Smokey Bear
He won't be mine, I will only be fostering him.
I've been told he suffers from severe separation anxiety. So will likely be with me for months.
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#6852631 - 08/11/17 07:03 AM Re: First year [Re: kindall]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 7440
Loc: bastrop county
good for both of you
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