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How much water do you carry for your dogs while hunting? #8146421 01/28/21 04:40 AM
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Ok, so I carry four 32 oz bottles of water while hunting my pointers. Two of my dogs I think are part fish they drink so much. Just wondering what y'all do.

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Never a problem while hunting from my UTV. Big tank. Depends when walking. Love to hunt from one water hole to another.


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Re: How much water do you carry for your dogs while hunting? [Re: TruckMan66] #8146666 01/28/21 02:35 PM
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12 gallons on my atv. When it's hot I have to add water 3rd day.

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I carry one 32oz bottle. Since I’m walking, that’s enough. I’m headed back to the buggy in an hour or less, depending on temp. I carry 15 gallons on the buggy.

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Same here. About 15 gallons on board the mule plus we always have a case of cheap bottled water up on the back storage rack so we each usually have two in our vests for when we are away from the mule.


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I am really bad at it. I don't bring enough and when we get back to the truck she drinks way too much. Usually about a mile down the road she throws up all over inside my truck. Some day I will learn to water her more while hunting and not as much at the end of each field.

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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
I carry one 32oz bottle. Since I’m walking, that’s enough. I’m headed back to the buggy in an hour or less, depending on temp. I carry 15 gallons on the buggy.


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I carry a small Ozark Trail cooler full of water. Get to truck, open and let them drink. Close it up and move on. Always plenty and don't have to have a bowl. In the field, I carry a 32oz bottle for both me and the dogs. Just squirt it in their mouth.


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Re: How much water do you carry for your dogs while hunting? [Re: TruckMan66] #8173578 02/17/21 07:31 PM
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I carry 2, 64 oz bottles. If its really hot another 64oz in my game bag. Hot to me means 70 deg

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I hunt off a mule rig and usually carry 7 dogs. I carry 6 gallons. That has always been enough for a morning or evening hunt in west Texas. Might take more down south.

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1 gal for choc lab. Nothing walked up - just retrieves. Usually am by water and shade.

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Depends on the weather and where we are hunting.
In warmer weather, where there are not stock tanks or a river\stream on the property, I may carry a gallon jug in the back of my vest for two dogs.
In cold weather, maybe two 16 oz bottles


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