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Old 08-26-2013, 09:10 PM
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I lease upwards of 14000acres in Kansas for whitetail hunting, I guide archery hunts only. However Im covered in Waterfowl. I sit between 2 state lakes, which makes for a lot of passing birds...Im getting into the sport as a first timer, im 29 and no stranger to the woods. question is can I find a descent dog aroung with out spending an arm and a leg? ive researched and seeing them for upwards of 8500$...hell id even take an older dog. or should I bite the bullet and shell out the cash. I will guide hunters here in Kansas, so id imagine I could justify it. Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:31 AM
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The price if training has been done like Force Fetch,Collar Conditioning, obedience, marks at some level and blinds will cost you $2,500 on up. My last puppy I bought cost me $1,200 and that was before any training.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:00 AM
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Don't spend $8500 on a dog, for the love of god. Lol.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:54 PM
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In Wisconsin you can get a good pure bred lab for 350-500.00. another 500-1000 to have him trained. Depending on how and what you want him trained on.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:22 PM
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Bought one today. 3yr old female. shes force fetched, retrieves blinds singles and doubles, obedience trained. Gotta see her work. If there is one thing I noticed (that doesn't bother me) just being picky, is not everytime does she place the dead in hand, occasionally drops it close to you. but im fine with that....$900 seemed like a deal to me, papered and all.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 AM
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There are less expensive dogs for hunting waterfowl. Prices ranges around 900-100$.
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:38 PM
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What???
8500$ ???
Just get a mixed breed that its bread into, and from a good stock, ie; Mom and dad both retrieve.
Our dogs are all deer/duck dogs. They love doing both, and they were FREE. I think if you pay big bucks for a hunting dog you are just supporting the puppy mill industry which is not a good thing.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:06 PM
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you may go for low priced dogs just in the range of $750-$800
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:56 AM
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You could get one and train it yourself. Better connection with the dog and there are tons of ways to do it. I don't think you're in a rush for a business opening. DIY is better
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by HIN View Post
There are less expensive dogs for hunting waterfowl. Prices ranges around 900-100$.
Where can I get them?
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