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Discussion in 'Gun Dog Forum' started by Fowler267, May 31, 2019.
Just saw this thread. I'm picturing hour dog watching you make that retrieve and grinning like hell!
Finally someone who gets it.
I hunt the same type of cover. A 100 yard blind is most likely a "I can't see it myself " so that's a blind-blind from a blind where you can't wade.
You send and hope the dog can scent the duck and you hope it's dead.
So it's a blind blind blind hope hope retrieve.
You shoot good and you don't do that crazy stunt.
And bring a can of rocks.
The guys who never chip a bird are all too busy on these boards to hunt.
Some of you dog guys crack me up. Screw em Fowler, sounds like you know what you want from your pup and I’m sure you’ll get there.
Kudos to you for taking these dogs and giving them a good life. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter what these “pros” think, as long as you’re happy with pup is all that matters.
I chipped one three seasons ago it sailed..
So I walked the dog to where I'd seen it go down.
Dead bird dead bird I yelled.
We looked and looked and looked and gave up.
Then we both almost stepped on it.
Just so you might need to know.....outside of the last few posts, this thread is almost
two years old. I am sure Fowler has been waiting patiently for these new replies.
Quite a few years ago when I first got interested in hunt tests, I joined Badger State HRC.
One of the regulars trained often with a Retrieve-R-Trainer. His dogs usually ended up with
a Finished Title. The dog does not have to be sitting next to you when using one. Also, I
found that they make a great tool for planting a blind in spots one might not have easy
access to. However, after making my own remote wingers, I did not use it much after that.
It is loud and that was not all that great for a dog's hearing......if used too much.
As far as "chipped" birds (never heard that term before), that's one of the main reasons
for hunting with a well trained dog. It kind of provides a sense of satisfaction that a "not so
great shot" still turns out well in the end. When you reach 80, it is kind of handy to simply
stand there, blow the whistle few times and handle a dog. A well trained dog makes being
out there a true pleasure......and more doable.
Agreed! I'd never hear the term "chipped" either. I say "dinked".
Winged is one alternative.
The one I chipped was a 3rd shot straight up.
It crossed the cove and died on the other side..we walked around and found the duck. It happens
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink"!