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I hope dove hunters here use dogs #7588815 08/25/19 06:32 AM
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Wagging tails and cold noses just warm my heart! Well-trained dogs also are good for conservation. Many fewer birds are lost. More time shooting when Rover or Fido are retrieving. It would suck totally to lose an opportunity for a rare double because you left your cooler stool in the dove field to pick up your own birds. If water-hole shooting, a retriever can swim should your bird fall into the drink! Happy doves real soon. Better check the MOJO decoys for batteries.

Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: herb_mason] #7588887 08/25/19 01:22 PM
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That's the way we roll.
I've been taking my pointer pup out to the gun club lately. She just loves being around open spaces and shotguns.

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Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: herb_mason] #7588891 08/25/19 01:28 PM
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Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: herb_mason] #7589042 08/25/19 05:54 PM
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I've got 2 pointers, one is a trained duck, dove and quail snatching machine. The other is a mess I'm trying to straighten out. I'm taking mine swimming in a few hours. I get my dogs out and active every chance I get. My wife tells me to get the dogs out of the house, it's like having two crazy kids on top of my 3 crazy kids already. Love taking the dogs hunting

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Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: Guy] #7589111 08/25/19 06:50 PM
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Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: herb_mason] #7589506 08/26/19 01:37 AM
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Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: herb_mason] #7589512 08/26/19 01:43 AM
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The new pasha retrieved last year at 5 months old and will be excellent.
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Blaze at 11 months old Sept 1st 2005. She turns 15 late next month. No telling how many 100s of dove she retrieved during her hunting life.


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Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: herb_mason] #7589846 08/26/19 03:09 PM
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Please be sure to hydrate your dogs. They don't know when to quit and aim to please. We had some ***hole many years ago bring what was obviously the family pet with him to hunt. He ended up letting the heat kill that poor dog. Needless, to say that clown almost didn't make it out of the field alive either.

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My pup Sandy, she's 14 now and retired last year. she was a fantastic dove/duck retriever.

Re: I hope dove hunters here use dogs [Re: BluTwister] #7590974 08/27/19 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BluTwister
Please be sure to hydrate your dogs. They don't know when to quit and aim to please. We had some ***hole many years ago bring what was obviously the family pet with him to hunt. He ended up letting the heat kill that poor dog. Needless, to say that clown almost didn't make it out of the field alive either.


There is usually a thread advising to keep dogs at home for crowded dove fields in the heat.

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