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    Cover in central il. looks good.Low lying areas...

    Cover in central il. looks good.Low lying areas have had standing water but the crp looks awsome this year.While roading dogs 4th of july morning the dogs pointed 4 young of the year pheasants about...
  2. Thread: Bree in Training

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    She looks awsome George,real nice tail set and as...

    She looks awsome George,real nice tail set and as Gatzby said,her coat looks good too.Glad to see things are getting better all around for the both of you.
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    Non guided hunt outfitters

    Hi guys,hope you can help me.
    This past year,much of my private hunting land here in Illinois has either been mowed for hay or completely taken out of CRP.
    I would like to have a good hunt this...
  4. Thread: 2017 conditions

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    Sorry I haven't responded earlier,starting a new...

    Sorry I haven't responded earlier,starting a new pup and it's been time consuming.So far this spring,the one thing i've noticed is the large amount of CRP taken out this year.I lost a 300 acre field...
  5. Thread: Bree's First Hunt

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    That's great to hear,sounds like a NSTRA champion...

    That's great to hear,sounds like a NSTRA champion in the making.
    Look forward to hearing more about her progress.
  6. Thread: Change of venues

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    Change of venues

    I am a die hard NSTRA guy.I love the format and enjoy the people that run in the events but after doing this for 5 years it has gotten alittle boring.
    My training buddy has been pushing me for the...
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    Sorry to hear that,don't think we realize the...

    Sorry to hear that,don't think we realize the abuse our dogs put on their bodies.
    I gave my first dog a dog version of Glucosime Condritone,when she got about 7 years old,bought at petsmart and it...
  8. Thread: Bird sightings

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    Livingston,Ford and Iroquois are ok.Was out that...

    Livingston,Ford and Iroquois are ok.Was out that way dog training this morning and saw very little standing water in farm fields and crp.Crp fields are getting tall fast as well.
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    Way to go George!!!That's one heck of a birthday...

    Way to go George!!!That's one heck of a birthday gift.
    Time to get started on her 2X!!!
    Congrats again to you and Elle.
  10. Thread: Bird sightings

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    In the qualifing round I was braced against Tom...

    In the qualifing round I was braced against Tom Rotundo's Chase.
    Good luck on getting a pointer out of those lines,should be a great combo of lines.
    Tough foot has worked wonders on her pads.
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    It was warm and sunny both days reaching 82...

    It was warm and sunny both days reaching 82 degrees each day,most dogs handled the heat very well.I took 1st in the qualifing round,then screwed up royaly on a marked bird in the final six and...
  12. Thread: Bird sightings

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    This past weekend,I was at our NSTRA regional...

    This past weekend,I was at our NSTRA regional championship.Was the first on to the grounds and listened to roosters cackling all around me as well as two bonus turkeys gobbling from the woods down...
  13. Thread: NSTRA Trial

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    Great job George,that's one helluva weekend for...

    Great job George,that's one helluva weekend for the two of you!
    It's fun going to other region's trials,new people,dogs and grounds.
    Good luck in Colorado!
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    I pheasant hunt alot here,hunting Ford,Livingston...

    I pheasant hunt alot here,hunting Ford,Livingston and Iroquios counties and this year was not all that good.Saw alot more birds last year.I have sole rights to some great properties and knew right...
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    I went our Saturday and Sunday.Opening day was...

    I went our Saturday and Sunday.Opening day was alittle disappointing,hunting one of my favorite crp fields(60 acres) we only saw 4 roosters and no hens.I love seeing hens for they are the future of...
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    Moraine View I believe you can get permits online...

    Moraine View I believe you can get permits online thru the DNR's website

    http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/programs/controlled_hunt/default.asp

    Clinton lake-you get a window permit online
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  17. Thread: Bird sightings

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    I have a little 10 acre field that always...

    I have a little 10 acre field that always produced at least 4 birds every time I walked it disapeared as well.It was a go to spot if I needed a bird to finish a limit,broke my heart seeing beans in...
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    Haven't been taking the back roads to get to...

    Haven't been taking the back roads to get to training grounds in a while.
    If I go this Sunday,i'll let you know.
  19. Thread: Moraine Valley

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    Hi Bob,haven't hunted there personally but...

    Hi Bob,haven't hunted there personally but friends have and loved it.
    Said nice cover and not crowded like Des Plaines CA.
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    Des Plaines CA in Wilmington allows dog training

    Des Plaines CA in Wilmington allows dog training
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    When time permits.I love driving thru the...

    When time permits.I love driving thru the farmland,working in Chicago all the time,I consider it as therapy!
    Love your pics by the way,Nick.
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    Went dog training Saturday morning and saw three...

    Went dog training Saturday morning and saw three roosters-3 rabbits in Iroquois County,Two roosters-6 rabbits in Ford County and 2 rabbits,one rooster and one hen with 6 chicks(about adult quail...
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    During turkey season,I heard a ton of roosters...

    During turkey season,I heard a ton of roosters crowing and driving to and from training and trials in central IL.,I have seen birds along the roads,alot more roosters than hens,the crp has held up...
  24. Thread: Medical Question

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    Sorry for your loss George,the only bad thing...

    Sorry for your loss George,the only bad thing about having dogs is such a short amount of time to enjoy them.
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    A break from pheasant hunting

    This past weekend I chaired a benifit trial for my Northern Illinois NSTRA region.Wasn't overly thrilled about doing it during our pheasant seson but our region needed to get this trial in to pay the...
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