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    Dukxdog does it one better - he has a house. He usually invites others to join him during a week or two during November for a daily room & board fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRITTMAN View Post
    Dukxdog does it one better - he has a house. He usually invites others to join him during a week or two during November for a daily room & board fee.
    That'd be even better. But you know, at $50-100 a night, that's only $1,500-$3,000 for 30 nights stay at a motel. Small expense in relation to all the costs of home ownership. Who knows what retirement will look like, but I'm dreaming this afternoon now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSBrittman View Post
    I like the classic SxS is it a Fox ?
    My shotgun is a 1912 Charles Daly 16ga. I either shoot reloads or RST type low pressure 2.5" shells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackrabbit View Post
    That'd be even better. But you know, at $50-100 a night, that's only $1,500-$3,000 for 30 nights stay at a motel. Small expense in relation to all the costs of home ownership. Who knows what retirement will look like, but I'm dreaming this afternoon now!
    For this very reason is why I purchased a cargo trailer. I didn't get it completed for this season but I'll have it next year. Fully insulated, a/c and heat, generator powered, and also ability to heat up food , coffee etc along with a warm bed regardless of where I am, in whatever state I am upland or biggame hunting. Also have enough room to drive my atv into it. i love the idea of being mobile and able to "move" as needed. This also provides a place for the dogs to be instead of the back of my truck when it is super cold. It should pay for itself in what I would save in room rentals every year.

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    Smaller, older house in a small town (under 1K people) is often very low cost in the Dakotas. Might be cheaper than some new campers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukxdog View Post
    Rush, my Chocolate Lab, was 10 weeks old when he first traveled to South Dakota. Six years later I had to put him down due to sudden health issues. He did make the opening day of duck season this year retrieving a few mallards on my pond before going to the clinic the following Wednesday.

    When I realized Rush wasn't going to make pheasant season, I started searching for a new Lab on the internet. I found Marsh who was 11 months old in Kansas. I got him home and we made a few duck hunts before heading east.

    It's really fun watching a new dog figure out pheasants. I saw Marsh learn and progress into a pheasant finder. First he bounded aimlessly through cover, then bumping up some birds but not realizing these were what we were after. When I shot the first few roosters he made nice retrieves since he's a good marker.

    I saw Marsh starting to use his nose catching scent, then using that to root out some birds. A couple weeks in, he was taking the search to the next level by aggressively finding our colorful prey. He was doing his part. I was doing mine shooting which resulted in birds on the ground then retrieved to be put in my bag.

    We were in South Dakota all of November. I bought three 10 day licenses. I hunted every day but one when I was sick. I did my best to give this young dog lots of bird contact. Marsh made this a special rooster season. This pup has lots of stamina with a big heart. I got really lucky to find Marsh. It was painful losing Rush, but Marsh has filled the spot as my hunting buddy.






    I have 38 days in this year.Birds are scarce in some areas, have gotten some great hunts in others. I wish I could post some photos, but I can't figure out how.

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    Beautiful dog, I love labs, and goldens.

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    Dukxdog -- Good looking dog, and lotsa mature roosters! Surprised to see you wearing no blaze orange in your pics ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunflint charlie View Post
    Dukxdog -- Good looking dog, and lotsa mature roosters! Surprised to see you wearing no blaze orange in your pics ??
    Thanks for the comp on my pup.

    Wearing orange isn't a law in SD. I think birds see orange and bright colors. I don't hunt with large groups. Even while hunting with a friend or two we usually split up in different directions. I've never hunted with Dick Cheney I do always wear eye protection. This is just how I choose to dress. Wearing orange wouldn't make me feel any safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunflint charlie View Post
    Dukxdog -- Good looking dog, and lotsa mature roosters! Surprised to see you wearing no blaze orange in your pics ??
    I’m not Dukxdog but why are you surprised by the lack of orange? It is not required by law.

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