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Offline Pete112288

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Daisy's First Duck Hunt
« on: November 29, 2021, 10:34:09 PM »
Well, the long awaited time finally came. I got Daisy last summer and have been doing everything I can to have her trained up to be a waterfowl & shed dog. This is my first time ever having any kind of working or sporting dog. Did some shed hunting with her this spring but Sunday was the first chance I have had to get her out duck hunting. It went really well as far as I am concerned. Being her first trip it was kept to a shorter morning hunt which helped with her young pup energy not wanting to be still for so long, like a little kid  :chuckle: It was also my first trip duck hunting in a couple years so it was a good break in for both of us. I missed 1 good opportunity to give her a bird on a group of pintails that came in more like uneducated spoonies than wary pintails. I was ready to shoot a coot or merganser to make sure she had a bird to retrieve. Finally at about 8 o'clock a hen teal bombed in and was able to give me what I needed.
I need to work on my set up for having a dog though, as the way I was set up blocked too much of her view and anything would be a blind retrieve.
I had to go about halfway to the bird for it to really click for her that this time its not something I threw to retrieve. But from there and after with tons of praise she was loving it.
The only downside of the trip I blame on me for not having her quite conditioned enough. She ended up with what the vet and a hunting buddy called "cold tail" or "swimmers tail"
Now some rest time for that to ease up on her and a better commitment on my end to work with her more.


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Re: Daisy's First Duck Hunt
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 05:24:34 AM »
Very cool nice looking dog thanks for sharing
I'm your dam tour guide Arnie please donít wonder off the dam tour.
Take as many dam pictures as you want ....
Are there any dam questions ..

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Re: Daisy's First Duck Hunt
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2021, 03:45:27 PM »
 :tup:

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Re: Daisy's First Duck Hunt
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 09:55:03 PM »
Nice teal! :tup:
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