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Bird Launcher #8442892 11/08/21 09:36 PM
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Which one do yall recommend for training? Does anyone have any that their not using anymore for sale?

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I own dogtra ones, and so far they work every time. A friend has DT ones. I like them a little better, but not enough to replace mine. I bought a cool releaser for working STF. It’s very quite, and looks like a small covey rise.
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Thanks I will look them up.

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I bought a remote launcher a couple of years back.
Worked the first time I launched a bird. After that, my dog was onto it 100%.

I returned it. They work for a lot of folks though.


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Re: Bird Launcher [Re: My Time to Hunt] #8445913 11/12/21 12:35 AM
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I used tip ups similar to these for planting birds. You can probably make your own much cheaper.
https://www.gundogsupply.com/tip-up-bird-releaser1.html
https://www.lcsupply.com/products/lcs-tip-up-bird-releaser?variant=23615718850660

I stake the check cord when the pup goes on point then walk ahead step around like I am looking for the bird to flush, then release the live bird by stepping on the tip up. And shoot the bird or not depending on where I am in training. I progress to removing the check cord once the pup is stead to wing and shot. I sometimes used two or three tip ups at one spot so I can create multiple flushes. The only time I use launchers is during training for waterfowl retrieving or retriever hunt tests.

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Originally Posted by Sniper John
I used tip ups similar to these for planting birds. You can probably make your own much cheaper.
https://www.gundogsupply.com/tip-up-bird-releaser1.html
https://www.lcsupply.com/products/lcs-tip-up-bird-releaser?variant=23615718850660

I stake the check cord when the pup goes on point then walk ahead step around like I am looking for the bird to flush, then release the live bird by stepping on the tip up. And shoot the bird or not depending on where I am in training. I progress to removing the check cord once the pup is stead to wing and shot. I sometimes used two or three tip ups at one spot so I can create multiple flushes. The only time I use launchers is during training for waterfowl retrieving or retriever hunt tests.


Thanks SJ.

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