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Old 09-16-2018, 02:37 PM
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Yep...dogs are with me. They are well conditioned to the heat. Water is carried in for both of us. Wouldnt hunt without one of them tagging along.
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Old 09-18-2018, 06:50 PM
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I'd say yes. I mowed the lawn, chopped up a lot of Walnuts in the process. All the birds around zeroed in on that bonanza quick.

Sitting in my recliner my dog comes in and drops a Dove at my feet, he got a piece of cheese as a reward. Six hours later he brings me another, again we traded for a piece of cheese. I figure at this rate, another day or two and I'll be able to feed the family for day.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:36 PM
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I got Duke out for some birds a couple days ago. Even in 40 degree weather he probably drank half a gallon of water by noon. The field we used was on top of a hill with no water on the ground though so all he got was from me.

First time I've ever been to one of those game preserve farms.

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Old 12-20-2018, 08:37 AM
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I just saw your post.

Does your dog hunt doves?
No, but I do.

I see a lot of guys using their dog retrieving doves.
So much so, that I keep a grocery sack w/ my name on it in my dove stool.
At my first dove their dog retrieves, I take that sack over to them and ask if they will put mine in here.
Good way to meet a fellow hunter and I like watching the dog work.
Most have a dog bowl and water with'em.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:35 PM
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honestly, I started to get involved in hunting relatively recently and even don’t know if my dog can hunt pigeons. But should he be able to?
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Old 12-14-2020, 10:27 AM
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oh, it so cute. I have a German Shepherd
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Old 12-16-2020, 01:27 PM
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Took my dachshund out for doves once. He loved it. He was able to pluck most of the feathers for me.

He loved it.
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