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  1. Bret: Enjoyed your hunting story and can...

    Bret: Enjoyed your hunting story and can appreciate the frustration et al. Hopefully things will improve for you as the season progresses.

    Last Friday I did shoot a bird next to a slough/lake...
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    Maybe you would tell us a bit about your Golden -...

    Maybe you would tell us a bit about your Golden - breeder, training et al.

    Thanks!
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    Interesting read - thanks for posting!

    Interesting read - thanks for posting!
  4. Be sure and check out Joel Nelson's (Golden Boy)...

    Be sure and check out Joel Nelson's (Golden Boy) dogs - quite amazing! I've hunted with his female and would love to have one of his puppies...
  5. My Golden comes from Maple Hills Kennels, western...

    My Golden comes from Maple Hills Kennels, western WI area, north and east of Stillwater, MN. 715-529-9001, Dan or Leslie.

    My dog just turned 9 yrs young and has been an excellent hunter. Their...
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    Thanks for the clarification, Bob. Not sure...

    Thanks for the clarification, Bob.

    Not sure what to suggest regards books to read. Some cover water aspects of retrieving and others deal with upland. I don't duck hunt, so my focus has been...
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    Bob: Your last two sentences are a bit...

    Bob: Your last two sentences are a bit confusing...can you clarify what you're trying to accomplish? If you continue to hunt the dog, why wouldn't training techniques be applicable in your...
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    A thoughtful summary - thanks! Sorry you weren't...

    A thoughtful summary - thanks! Sorry you weren't more successful...
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    Thanks, W.KS. You clearly stated the whole...

    Thanks, W.KS. You clearly stated the whole rationale for using a control setting, for training...thanks! Obviously, trying to train while you're hunting doesn't work well. Using a preserve worked...
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    I've seen trainers using chuckers, pigeons and...

    I've seen trainers using chuckers, pigeons and hen pheasants quite effectively.... Sure worked with my past three dogs.

    Have never tried the launcher...
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    I did a bit of research on your problem: try...

    I did a bit of research on your problem: try baking soda and water. Make a paste and scrub the stock. Apparently this works.

    Good Luck!
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    You might try training your dog at a preserve...

    You might try training your dog at a preserve with planted birds - a great way to duplicate the hunt experience. You'll have a very charged dog!
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    My Golden is the same size as your Lab. Here are...

    My Golden is the same size as your Lab. Here are the dimensions for his metal crate: 24 hi, 22 wide x 36 deep. Seems to work well for us. Just bought a second crate for hunting, from Amazon: $35....
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    Bob: thanks for the report. Murdo, SD expecting...

    Bob: thanks for the report. Murdo, SD expecting 6" of snow Thursday. Might put a damper on any harvest plans...
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    Thanks, Bob. The dented number is way behind as...

    Thanks, Bob. The dented number is way behind as well as the mature number...
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    "Tall CRP" and a young dog on the chase...you...

    "Tall CRP" and a young dog on the chase...you could be looking for the dog the rest of the day.
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    Specific routes...I inquired about this a few...

    Specific routes...I inquired about this a few years ago and never got a response. Must be "classified" government info..
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    My friends gun is only a year or so old - I...

    My friends gun is only a year or so old - I passed on your remarks, maybe it will help.

    Thanks!
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    What was the condition of the spring? Dirty?No...

    What was the condition of the spring? Dirty?No lube?

    Thanks
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    The dough and dented numbers for corn are really...

    The dough and dented numbers for corn are really behind. Not sure what these numbers mean...must be the overall ripening condition...thanks for posting, Bob.
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    I believe he cleaned it before the last time we...

    I believe he cleaned it before the last time we shot - he did have 2/50 misfires. I know a misfire can occur if the gun isn't solid to the shoulder.
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    My friend that owns this gun has shot several...

    My friend that owns this gun has shot several hundred shells thorough it, mostly light loads. He experienced the shell not cycling out of the magazine, as well as hanging mid-way. Would assume the...
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    Remington - Gun Club 7/8 oz. #8's. Do you think...

    Remington - Gun Club 7/8 oz. #8's. Do you think that makes a difference? I shoot the same shell - Browning Gold 20 and have no issues. My gun is gas operated, his is mechanical.
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    Franchi Affinity 20 ga.

    A friend of mine has this gun and is having cycling issues, using 7/8, #8 loads for Sporting Clays. Three or four out of 25 are hung about half-way.

    Anyone have these issues? Gun is 1-2 years...
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    What a difference a week makes! The previous...

    What a difference a week makes! The previous posting showed a different comparison...
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