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    Default Pointer vrs Flusher Article in Shooting Sportsman

    So who has read Tom Davis's article about pointer vrs flushers for pheasants in latest Shooting Sportsman (May/June)?
    I like at the end he sums it up by saying " Let the hate mail begin." Thought it would be interesting to see how many different opinions are had by folks on this forum.

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    Any links to article?

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    Not sure what Davis's opinion was but I really don't care, everyone has there own. Arguing dogs isn't any different that shotguns. You buy and use what works best for you. I've owned both flushers and pointers and if properly trained and bred, both can be effect on pheasants.
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    Nothing livens up the off-season like an endless debate. Sounds like Mr. Davis is trolling.

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    What is an Outdoor Writer? Thought they were extinct.

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    I think the blog post on PF is similar.

    http://pheasantsforever.org/BlogLand...g-for-You.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    Not sure what Davis's opinion was but I really don't care, everyone has there own. Arguing dogs isn't any different that shotguns. You buy and use what works best for you. I've owned both flushers and pointers and if properly trained and bred, both can be effect on pheasants.
    I agree with Zeb. I've hunted behind a lot of different dogs. Pointing dogs are my favorite. But even the pointing dogs hunt totally different from each other. Range, style, control, how they handle hunting in groups or individual hunting. None have been exactly the same and I miss them all when they are gone. I really like having the combo of a versatile dog and a rangy pointing dog. Just the way I hunt. And when I hunt with people that have flushers, I enjoy hunting with them as well. And yes we give each other crap the whole way about whose dog is better. I love it! Then we go have beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloth5202 View Post
    I think the blog post on PF is similar.

    http://pheasantsforever.org/BlogLand...g-for-You.aspx
    Good article. And the following sentence is stop on.

    The question isn?t ?Which breed is best for pheasants?? it?s ?Which breed is right for me??
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    Overall it was an OK article, but he just could not resist taking a stab or two at general differentiation - which is often more dog dependent (individual) than breed.

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    For me I like to hunt big open places by myself or one or two people, where the birds are spread out.
    Two Setters, one with wheels and one that is closer working is my choice.

    But if I was in heavy cover or walking in a big group, a flusher ...... no maybe not
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