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    For a lot of guys in ND, pheasant season took...

    For a lot of guys in ND, pheasant season took temporary 16 day back seat for firearms deer season which ended on the 24th. Last weekend it was freezing rain & snow, so I didn't go out after...
  2. When all is said and done, even out here in...

    When all is said and done, even out here in western ND I hunt roosters in Muck Boots more than all of my other hunting/hiking/upland boots combined. I don't know if I would classify them as the...
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    I started giving my 14 year old lab Betty...

    I started giving my 14 year old lab Betty glucosamine daily when she was 10 and she is still hunting hard. She gets a dose of Next Level on her food twice daily...
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    Yes, it uses velcro down the back like most...

    Yes, it uses velcro down the back like most neoprene waterfowl hunting vests. Has a good 6"width so there is a lot of adjustment. Harley weighs 60-63 lbs and a medium fits him great.

    Harley...
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    You forgot this one...

    You forgot this one...
  6. Thread: British Lab

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    KT has a good rep in the gundog world... One...

    KT has a good rep in the gundog world...

    One of my four labs is a Brit (Rowdy Girl's Dakota Blackheart, call name Jetta). I bought her from a pheasant hunting operation in SD a few years back as...
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    Concur. IMO the best solution is to try a larger...

    Concur. IMO the best solution is to try a larger vest, the second option is to cut out the leg holes. Neoprene waterfowl vests are often double stitched so as to allow trimming without wrecking...
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    I'm unaware of any that cover the legs too, but...

    I'm unaware of any that cover the legs too, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.

    I'm in the process of changing over all my dogs from Browning skid plates to CUGA Vests. Near as I can figure,...
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    Out west it started snowing pretty hard before...

    Out west it started snowing pretty hard before midnight (11-09-19), still coming down good at 0750 Sunday morning. If the wind comes up a bit more, it will be blizzard conditions. I'm guessing a...
  10. Thread: Need vest advice

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    I just upgraded Harley to a CUGA Vest afer he...

    I just upgraded Harley to a CUGA Vest afer he shredded his Bowning skid plate running full bore through a fence. He's about 60-63 lbs and the medium fits him like it was made for him..
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    The Tenzing BV15 (not BV16, which is their mostly...

    The Tenzing BV15 (not BV16, which is their mostly orange upgrade) Upland Vest is a hybrid pack/vest that is sage colored. If you want or need orange it comes with an orange panel that clips over the...
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    I get my brass name plate collars from Cabelas....

    I get my brass name plate collars from Cabelas. I'm a big believer in chipping my dogs too. I also register all my dogs with AKC so there is documentation that I own them...
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    No question the birds are taking full advantage...

    No question the birds are taking full advantage of the standing crops. Once they come off, the birds will disperse to adjacent cover and become easier to hunt. I have a 1 acre sorghum plot at my...
  14. Thread: Vest for GSP

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    Couple weeks back my YLM Harley shredded his...

    Couple weeks back my YLM Harley shredded his Browning vest going through a barbed wire fence full bore (it did it's job but the vest came out much the worse for wear). I upgraded him to a CUGA vest....
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    That's how I start to turn a pup on, but I make...

    That's how I start to turn a pup on, but I make sure the hallway doesn't have any open doors so the pup can't take off with his prize. I give the pup 2-3 retrieves, then put the puppy bumper up. I...
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    Sticky: Opening weekend along the Cannonball River. Left...

    Opening weekend along the Cannonball River. Left to right; Boogie (Warrior Princess Born To Boogie), Harley (Northern Prairie's X Marks the Spot), Jetta (Rowdy Girl's Dakota Blackheart), and Betty...
  17. Thread: 870 Wingmaster

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    I'm left handed, however 40 years of law...

    I'm left handed, however 40 years of law enforcement where the RH 870 is the gold standard of patrol shotguns has operating a RH 870 left handed so ingrained in me I literally can't use a LH one. ...
  18. Again just my opinion, for me the 28 inch barrel...

    Again just my opinion, for me the 28 inch barrel swings better, where the 24 inch is better for snap shooting. The 26 inch I prefer on my shotguns splits the difference and also fit in my safes...
  19. Bought my wife an A300 26" in camo a few years...

    Bought my wife an A300 26" in camo a few years ago. She loves it, says it's the softest shooting 12 gauge she's ever had. I can advise it's very reliable, although like all autos you do have to...
  20. Thread: Solo Approaches

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    Good advice. I hunt by myself a lot, being quiet...

    Good advice. I hunt by myself a lot, being quiet and the truck trick are good strategies. I have an advantage as I hunt with at least 2 and sometimes as many as 4 labs, which really makes it tough...
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    My Gundog First Aid Kit for Western ND

    Just some food for thought. Here are the contents of my gundog first aid kit, which is tailored for hunting in western North Dakota. I have one compartment in my Tenzing Upland Vest/Pack reserved...
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    Probably more birds are missed by raising one's...

    Probably more birds are missed by raising one's head off the stock to see the fall than any other reason. Breaking the stock weld even slightly, virtually assures the shot will go high. Just some...
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    Sticky: Myself with the Butt Sisters and Harley, opening...

    Myself with the Butt Sisters and Harley, opening weekend this year on the Cannonball River in western ND, a few miles from my farmstead. Left to right as you are looking at us is Boogie (Warrior...
  24. Thread: Why Use A Vest?

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    Why Use A Vest?

    I'm a big proponent of using a protective vest on dogs when hunting upland, this is why. This is Harley's vest after he ran full bore through a barbed wire fence last weekend. He suffered one minor...
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    I highly recommend you carry a couple tubes of...

    I highly recommend you carry a couple tubes of EMT Gel, 4x4 gauze pads, and a roll or two of vet wrap. The EMT Gel will stop bleeding, even a bad cut, the pads and vet wrap will secure the wound and...
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