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Water on the ground #5993290 10/25/15 04:17 PM
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I absolutely love to hunt when we have standing water on the ground. There are some sloughs, ditches, and drains in the pastures that I hunt. They should hold water for the dogs until well after Thanksgiving even if we don't get anymore rain. How are you guys looking in this area?


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Does it help the dogs or help the birds hold? As a newbie, just curious of the benefits.

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It's really great benefit to keeping the dogs cool. A friend ran his dog a couple of weeks ago and got it overheated. I now mostly hunt from a UTV and we keep water on there.

I hunted the first 20 or so years and never took any water with me. We managed to get the dogs to water someway.


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Moisture helps with scenting. I also like having some water around. It helps keep dogs a bit cooler/wetter, not to mention providing a bit more drinking water. Birds will typically hold better during actual precipitation.


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I love it when there is water in every low spot, keeps the dogs cool. Also, my favorite time to hunt is about 30 minutes after a half inch of rain just came down. Especially if there is about a 5-10 mph wind.


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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
I love it when there is water in every low spot, keeps the dogs cool. Also, my favorite time to hunt is about 30 minutes after a half inch of rain just came down. Especially if there is about a 5-10 mph wind.
This!


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I have 4 ponds in the area where we do the hunts and I plant the birds from one pond to the next and the dogs love it, stay fresh and never want to stop.


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Originally Posted By: bobcat1
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I love it when there is water in every low spot, keeps the dogs cool. Also, my favorite time to hunt is about 30 minutes after a half inch of rain just came down. Especially if there is about a 5-10 mph wind.
This!
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