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    Thanks for the info and the PM's. We like to move...

    Thanks for the info and the PM's. We like to move around a lot, stay 3 days in an area and move on. Never hunt the same area twice. Finding a friendly motel is one of the hardest parts. Last year we...
  2. So we know that crowing counts are not...

    So we know that crowing counts are not representative as to what the numbers in the fall are. But we also know that roosters will chase hens out of cover in bad winters and have better survival...
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    Dog friendly

    I'm going to be passing through southwest Nebraska this fall planning on a couple days of hunting. I have an old dog who went blind that I will not leave home. He needs a real dog friendly motel,...
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    jonnyB what brand of electric glove do you use?...

    jonnyB what brand of electric glove do you use? My wife's fingers go white when she goes into the frig. She has to quit when it gets cold.
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    I don't see much farmer bashing on this forum,...

    I don't see much farmer bashing on this forum, but than I'm insensitive and clueless, at least according to my wife.A big thumbs up to inviting the OP to come and hunt. That is what should happen...
  6. Are ties and clean boots required?

    Are ties and clean boots required?
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    I think DU or Delta waterfowl (?) did a study on...

    I think DU or Delta waterfowl (?) did a study on this a few years ago and found it to be effective, but labor intensive. Might be worth a shot, could give some high school kids some spare change and...
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    Arrghh Is it just me or have the powers that be...

    Arrghh Is it just me or have the powers that be decided that somewhere in my past I have something that I should be punished for. Finally mostly retired and can spend more time hunting and the birds...
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    Very insightful and thought provoking. Farther...

    Very insightful and thought provoking. Farther west with 6 drops of rain you can't navigate many of the secondary roads, yet alone think of driving off road. That said laws are sometimes made...
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    Okay some of this is going over my admittedly...

    Okay some of this is going over my admittedly hard head. As is now much of North Dakota is posted and to be properly posted the landowner's name and contact information has to be visible. What's not...
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    snake prevention

    So I am thinking about trying a chukar hunt. Snakes worry me. Supposedly you can snake proof a dog. I've watched the videos and it seems to be basic E-collar work. Here's the rub. There are no snakes...
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    Snake breaking would be a great option, but there...

    Snake breaking would be a great option, but there are no snakes in Alaska and I'm not sure about the legality of bringing one in. Then there is the problem of very few days when the temperature would...
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    Thanks for the update. We can only hope that...

    Thanks for the update. We can only hope that there is enough common sense to not mess with something that wasn't broke.
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    What is the status of the bill now? Last that I...

    What is the status of the bill now? Last that I heard was it was still in committee.
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    Snake questions

    Last year I took a retirement trip through Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Came back and the stock market tanked so I went back to work. Now I need another retirement trip and was thinking of...
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    Released birds are just a numbers game, as long...

    Released birds are just a numbers game, as long as they are disease free and relatively healthy. Like anything else in life it is a giant bell curve, some at the upper end are going to survive no...
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    Couple of things to remember about the winter of...

    Couple of things to remember about the winter of 96-97. One it started earlier, I can remember being stuck in a motel room with roads closed in early November. However that was back when there was...
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    Dog agility. Here in the far north we suffer from...

    Dog agility. Here in the far north we suffer from months of ice and deep snow. Training outside brings on a host of injuries. Started doing dog agility on a whim for entertainment one night a week. I...
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    My friend buys the oil and uses a dropper on the...

    My friend buys the oil and uses a dropper on the dog's food. He says it's way cheaper in Alaska than in Washington. Don't know of the legality of flying with it or mailing it.
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    Can they really keep an up to date electronic...

    Can they really keep an up to date electronic map? Or is the default setting just going to be all posted? I get in theory how landowners who don't care will make it "green" (I believe), but won't it...
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    As I have gotten older the rules have changed....

    As I have gotten older the rules have changed. They used to spend the day in the kennels when I worked, but inside at night. Than inside most of the day, but only in certain areas of the house, not...
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    I have a friend who runs agility with an older...

    I have a friend who runs agility with an older german shepard. He swears by it, says the dog is more flexible and happier, which means he runs faster, more competitive. Don't know if there are any...
  23. My partner is a dog and without him the hunt...

    My partner is a dog and without him the hunt would be so much less fulfilling. I like to think they get as much joy out of it as I do. Judging from the tail wags and slurrpy kisses I think they do.
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    Okay, I've had Goldens since the early 70's. I've...

    Okay, I've had Goldens since the early 70's. I've had "dual" dogs that were great and ones that were marginal. One of my worst was also the most expensive from a top name kennel and one of my best...
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    While on the subject, who would you recommend in...

    While on the subject, who would you recommend in the midwest? I have 2 males out of AFC/FC champion Trek from the northwest and will be looking for another dog in the near future. Was trying to find...
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