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One and a half weeks

Here's a pic that was on my camera from last year. Just something to wet your appetite. Pheasant season is coming and it's longer than last year. If you've just been thinking about it, it's time to get that dog. Pointer or flusher, having a dog along is so much better for many reasons.

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If I didn't have the dogs I don't think I would look forward to fall as much as I do. I already went over the work schedule with my wife so I can get out as much as I can. Good luck!
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I have to admit that in years past with no dogs I did look forward to opening day... Then when I got one it was a fantastic experience and one that made archery almost 2nd fiddle... Then when I had no dog it was back to archery hunting but I still took time out to hunt opening day... And now this year with a dog at my side it can't come soon enough!!!

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Re: One and a half weeks

You're right Buddy, if you live in Pa., or even one of the surrounding States this is a good time to have a good bird dog. There is sure to be plenty of action with the State now releasing over over 200,000 Ringnecks and decent grouse and woodcock in some areas. We had a great season last year and this year promises to be even better!

It's breeding,training...and something unknown.
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Can't wait
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Saved plenty of vacation and sick time I am ready the dogs are ready my buddys are ready its been a long summer but our time is here! Good luck everyone lets get the cameras ready!

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I'm looking forward to getting my Brittany her first bird this year she's not polished by any means but heck she's only 1 1/2 yrs old

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Re: One and a half weeks

We just put a deposite down for a female German shorthair! We will be able to bring her home late November! Hopefully she'll be ready to go for next year but until then we will have ALOT of work to do!

I can't wait, upland bird hunting is my absolute favorite thing to do, and thn add a dog it makes it even better!

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1/5 Red fox
0/5 Gray fox
0/5 Coyote
8/20 Raccoon
0/15 Muskrat
2/0 Possum
0/0 Skunk
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We just put a deposite down for a female German shorthair! We will be able to bring her home late November! Hopefully she'll be ready to go for next year but until then we will have ALOT of work to do!

I can't wait, upland bird hunting is my absolute favorite thing to do, and thn add a dog it makes it even better!
Way to go!

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The breeder we are buying from starts them on basic obedience and gets them use a gun shot... They only get up to a .22 being fired right next to them but it's a start... We are allowed to get her at 9 weeks old.

When do you guys usually start them on "birds" (dead ones or wings on a string)? I read it's around 15 weeks and you only work birds once a week because to the puppy that's the most fun thing to do! Obedience gets boring to them...

Do any of you bird dog guys have any tips to offer? Things to do and don't?

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0/5 Gray fox
0/5 Coyote
8/20 Raccoon
0/15 Muskrat
2/0 Possum
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