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    Broods and overall nesting conditions

    What are people seeing for nesting and brood numbers? How drastic do you think the wet weather has been on nesting success this year. I have seen some chicks in South Central MN but not huge broods....
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    Pointer Trainer in MN

    I am looking for recommendations on a trainer for a pointer. Looking for someone who is good with the softer breeds like Vizslas. Any insight into solid trainers in the area would be good.
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    Went out Saturday and had the exact opposite...

    Went out Saturday and had the exact opposite experience as you both. Drove 2 hours. Saw way more hunters than birds. Not saying much as I only kicked up two hens. I think a huge problem was that all...
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    How are things going out there in ND now that we...

    How are things going out there in ND now that we are past Thanksgiving? Are things still slow? Are the crops out now? Curious as to how people are doing.
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    I agree with everyone else on here. I have a...

    I agree with everyone else on here. I have a Vizsla and if you start bird intro and gun intro appropriately I don't see any issue here. Mine didn't really calm down/ figure out wild birds until she...
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    Went out on Black Friday and it was as crazy as...

    Went out on Black Friday and it was as crazy as the stores. I saw more hunters than birds. People were everywhere. I saw 12 birds one of which was a rooster. None in the bag. At least the...
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    Just got back from the Pierre area. It was pretty...

    Just got back from the Pierre area. It was pretty warm with temps in the low 60's. My dogs handled it pretty well considering. I had to make sure to keep them watered. I hunted 3.5 days and...
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    I would agree with those that have already...

    I would agree with those that have already replied. I liked the smaller size of dog, their hunting style, and the fact they have been strictly bred for their hunting instead of show dogs. The part...
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    i have a 5 mo old Braque out of Brielle Kennels. ...

    i have a 5 mo old Braque out of Brielle Kennels. She has shown a ton of natural ability so far. She has a very natural point, great nose, and high bird drive. It will be interesting to see how she...
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    Does anyone have a report on how things are...

    Does anyone have a report on how things are looking in Southwestern MN? Are the gloom and doom outlooks from earlier in the summer actually playing out? I know they got a ton of rain especially...
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    I got on the wait list May 2017 and should be...

    I got on the wait list May 2017 and should be getting a pup this summer.
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    The last I talked with Grand Ciel they weren't...

    The last I talked with Grand Ciel they weren't breeding. Brad was passing the torch. He did say that he was looking at a dog from Europe that he might breed so who knows. I am on the waiting list...
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    Two hunting buddies from WA have been doing...

    Two hunting buddies from WA have been doing really well this year. They limited out last weekend by 12:30 and have a couple of other late season limits which in WA can be tough to do. Habitat and...
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    I completely agree with you on this gimruis. It...

    I completely agree with you on this gimruis. It seems like the last couple years most of October was pretty much worthless. Between the heat, and crops still in the field it isn't worth your time. ...
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    My buddy said they have seen pretty good numbers...

    My buddy said they have seen pretty good numbers northeast of the Tri Cities towards Eltopia and east of Othello towards Connell. They have limited out on more than one occasion. When I lived out...
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    A5- I agree with you that I have never seen my...

    A5- I agree with you that I have never seen my dog act a whole lot differently with hens vs roosters. Hens will usually hold tighter but other than that she points both.
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    I agree with the guys above. Pen raised birds...

    I agree with the guys above. Pen raised birds are a whole different animal than wild birds. It took my dog 2 years to really figure things out. It probably took another year or two before she...
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    Used to hit a taco truck in Basin City, WA. Very...

    Used to hit a taco truck in Basin City, WA. Very good. It was a little sketchy, but when in WA the taco trucks are a must.
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    Just got back from the Pierre area. There are a...

    Just got back from the Pierre area. There are a ton of lodges there. Most release birds. In fact driving by one I saw a melanistic pheasant in the ditch. I hunted with 1 other guy, one very...
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    Ruger Red Label 12 ga. I love the way it shoots...

    Ruger Red Label 12 ga. I love the way it shoots and feels. Yes a third shot would be nice at times but I haven't found that many opportunities that needed a third shot. Most of the time it is a...
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    I saw three other groups of hunters in the area I...

    I saw three other groups of hunters in the area I was at. I wasn't hunting the pheasant hot bed. I was actually surprised to see that many. I stuck to hunting around the family farm because I knew...
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    Hunted in Waseca and Steele County Saturday. ...

    Hunted in Waseca and Steele County Saturday. There were some beans out but I would say at least 80% of the crops were still in the field. Hunted with one dog and one other guy. Mix of private and...
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    With how far behind the crops are this year it...

    With how far behind the crops are this year it could be a tough opener for pinning down birds. I know our corn is at least two weeks behind last year. Beans are just starting to come out but it has...
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    Wow this is not what I expected. We should have...

    Wow this is not what I expected. We should have had good conditions during breeding season and the winter had some snow and ice early but it was very mild for the rest of it. Has anyone been out...
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