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    Can someone unstick this "sticky" thread?

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    Default thin ice

    Had a brittany once that ran across a large pond the day after it froze over, I could see the waves behind him as he went across. So i yelled whoa when he got across and started to go around to get him. Made it 3/4 of the way there and he never moved an inch then he ran right back across it again!lucky

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    A few years ago after falling through the ice three times I made up 15 foot chunks of rope. I've neatly rolled them up and taped the center section. I have six ready and give one to whoever I am hunting with to carry in their bird bag.

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    VERY GOOD POINT....a very good friend of mine lost a dog on the ice few years ago....went out to retrieve a pheasant...fell through....couldn't get out to help him..they called in fire-rescue but it was too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niceshot View Post
    Can someone unstick this "sticky" thread?
    why would we do that??????????

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    Default thin ice

    stay safe everybody
    Last edited by ashcreek; 11-13-2014 at 11:15 PM.

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    Happened today. Shot a pheasant, didn't know there was water. Astro said Champ was on point. Thought she was pointing the bird. When I got to her, saw she broke through the thin ice. When my other dog saw, she jumped in too.

    Luckily the ditch wasn't wide and the ice was thin. Champ could have gotten out easily if she didn't have a rooster in her mouth. Her main concern was to hand me the bird. Soaked a boot to get the dogs out.

    Won't hunt there again until the ice is gone or thick.

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    Good reminder for everyone hunting the late season. Even though we have had some pretty cold temps the past week I'm sure there is a lot of ice that is unsafe for both man and dog. Be extremely careful hunting around water and do not shoot birds flying over the ice unless you know for certain the ice is safe. That one bird is not worth losing your dog over.
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    Good idea to be careful. Hunted a piece for the first time last winter. They had been pumping water behind a dike, but after the state bought the land they ripped up the tiles and put a culvert in to drain the area behind the dike. I didn't realize how deep the water was in the cattails, or that the draining water created some current. Ended up chest deep in the water. Unpleasant experience, which opened my eyes a bit. Not easy getting out, and a very chilly, frozen pants walk back to the truck.

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    Thanks for the reminder, and always remember, even the thickest ice, can have soft spots .I almost died one time, falling through ice.

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