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    What...?...you can't...LOL. I was just using...

    What...?...you can't...LOL. I was just using that as a reference...OK, the front of the bird (aka beak). But sometimes after a miss, I really do think I see their beak as they're laughing on the...
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    Unlike trap, a pheasant never will fly 30-45...

    Unlike trap, a pheasant never will fly 30-45 degrees right or left. POI is the birds beak; just like a clay, keep swinging the gun. Most trap guys I know that are poor bird hunters miss because...
  3. Thread: 686 Onyx

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    No problem removing the stock but you’ll need a...

    No problem removing the stock but you’ll need a long extension and probably an 11 socket. Steel wool then oil then wipe it down and put it back together.
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    I have heritage and it's a great box. Warm in...

    I have heritage and it's a great box. Warm in winter cool in the warmer months. It's worth a road trip if you need or want a good box. Maybe you guys meet somewhere, have a burger and a beer,...
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    Identify your dog...

    The post about the missing Red/White setter got me to thinking; so I wanted to share what I do with my dogs. All of my collars have my cell phone number. This includes my e-collars as well. My...
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    Another reason to buy and put brass name plates...

    Another reason to buy and put brass name plates on e-collars. Thanks for putting this out there.
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    I used to hunt quail in public lands in the Lake...

    I used to hunt quail in public lands in the Lake Meredith canyon area of the Texas Panhandle until one of my buddies told me he watched me all day. When asked how and where he was watching me, he...
  8. Thread: 686 Onyx

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    The old "don't fix it if it ain't broke" theory...

    The old "don't fix it if it ain't broke" theory may come into play here but 15K rounds is impressive. I would just do a random cleaning with a good solvent and bore brush. Pull the furniture off and...
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    Had a WingWorks and yes it's the Cadillac but I...

    Had a WingWorks and yes it's the Cadillac but I have gone the minimalist route as well. Strap vest from Filson or Orvis. Nothing gets in the way. It carries birds and shells. I throw my water...
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    Have a good kit with you at all times. DON'T...

    Have a good kit with you at all times. DON'T leave it in the truck. I carry mine in my vest. Here's my boy Jax after a mishap with a barbed wired fence. Cleaned with saline solution (contact lens...
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    You'll have to pony up some cash but......

    You'll have to pony up some cash but... https://www.russellmoccasin.com/
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    The kennel needs to be small enough to "make"...

    The kennel needs to be small enough to "make" them lay down comfortably. This keeps them safe when the vehicle is in motion. I use a double box made by Easy Loader...https://easyloaderkennels.com/....
  13. Thread: Need guidance

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    GSP's - hunting machines...Jax & Duke 9445

    GSP's - hunting machines...Jax & Duke

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    I carried a Beretta A400 28 on day one last year...

    I carried a Beretta A400 28 on day one last year and dropped a nice rooster at about 30 yards. Never moved once he hit the ground. I carry the lighter gun because I'm working dogs in guided hunts. ...
  15. Thread: Dog boots

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    Lewis Boots for my GSP's. Make sure you use a...

    Lewis Boots for my GSP's. Make sure you use a sold boot as they also have vented ones.
  16. Thread: 20 Gauge Shot Size

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    I killed more pheasant's with 7.5's long before...

    I killed more pheasant's with 7.5's long before 6's and 5's got popular. I agree the bigger shot hits harder but if he's a beginner, more shot in the air may help. Also, the higher end loads with...
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    Yep, buy them all at $7.00; and a cleaning kit! ...

    Yep, buy them all at $7.00; and a cleaning kit! They shoot good but Federal seems to use dirty powder so gun needs to be cleaned more often.
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    Thanks for the kind words. Been around GSP's for...

    Thanks for the kind words. Been around GSP's for a long time and they hold a special place in my heart. I encourage all of you to support your breeds rescue organizations.
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    Yes patience is the key. I've rescued over 17...

    Yes patience is the key. I've rescued over 17 GSP's just in the TX Panhandle and have had some turn into great hunters and others into great pets. Zep may be one of the smartest and physically...
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    Are you a hunter and do you want a bird...

    Are you a hunter and do you want a bird dog...those questions need to be answered first. That's quite a combination of breeds and she could be a rock star. I agree with Gatzby...exercise and...
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    Too "rough" with "our children" and "not enough...

    Too "rough" with "our children" and "not enough time to spend with her" were the reasons I was given. Both valid but not excusable to the point of euthanization in my opinion. I'm glad the vet...
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    Meet Zep...a bad to good rescue story.

    Here's Zep; she's a 2 1/2 year old registered female that is absolutely beautiful. The TexasGSP rescue contacted me and said the owner had her at the vets office to be euthanized. I then called the...
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    Well, I did it again...

    Just purchased a LNIB Franchi Instinct SL 16 O/U from a gentlemen on the Texas Hunting Forum. $1070 shipped to my door. I don't think I did too bad. I'll keep you posted when it arrives.
    Jim
  24. Thread: Midland/Odessa

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    These folks might could help with local...

    These folks might could help with local information on birds and dogs:

    https://www.apps.akc.org/apps/club_search/index_master.cfm?club_id=6227
  25. Thread: Midland/Odessa

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    I recommend having your dogs 'snake' trained. ...

    I recommend having your dogs 'snake' trained. I'll keep an ear open for training's and let you know. Your dogs will adjust to the heat and quail season gets cooler. Dove season is tough on dogs. ...
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