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#6971979 - 11/25/17 09:44 AM Puppy exposure
txfireman2004 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/03/14
Posts: 2
I've got a young GSP pup that is getting trained up on pigeons and planted quail, but I keep hearing that it is crucial for a dog to get wild bird exposure that first year in order to make a decent dog. I'm relatively new to upland hunting, but I plan on making at least a half dozen trips this Jan/Feb. I can't afford a lease or a club, so I'm looking to get out on some public land. For this first year I'd really like to stay somewhat close. Where is the best place to go within a few hrs of the metroplex? I keep getting conflicting advice. My plan is to hit The texas panhandle(Matador) and SW Oklahoma (Black Kettle). Maybe even far west Texas????? Just wanting to get him on some birds. I know Kansas and New Mexico are supposed to be amazing, but its a little far for this first season. Where should I go?

#6973210 - 11/26/17 07:18 PM Re: Puppy exposure [Re: txfireman2004]
Michael Wilson Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 466
Matador maybe fine. Don't waist your time on the small public tracks around Post TX.
God Bless and Semper FI

#6973623 - 11/27/17 07:36 AM Re: Puppy exposure [Re: txfireman2004]
TruckMan66 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/23/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Texas
Just got back last night from Matador yesterday. Hunted Saturday And 1/2 day Sunday. Jumped 4 coveys. Anywhere from 10 to 20 birds. Horrible scenting conditions. But saw alot of whitetail and mule deer and some wild turkeys.


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