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Old 07-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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How many members are hunting birds with dogs?

Last year November a new adventure started for me with my GSP called Ryker



He has grown a lot in 8 months, we are starting to work wild birds now with a lot of work and adventures together.



We will be starting to compete in field trails next year to enable both of us to learn as we go and be in place to guide international clients for upland and waterfowl hunts.

Would love to see and hear what members on the green screen does with regards to
training their gun dogs in the off season.


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Old 07-11-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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Great looking dog. I have a gsp too and he's been my hunting with me for two years and does great. I honestly don't do any bird training during the off season. He knows when to work. Where did you get Ryker?
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:58 PM   #3
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Great looking pup.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:14 PM   #4
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The main thing I do with mine right now is obedience. About once a week I will take her out and work on some retrieves and what not. I will get a bird wing out on a fishing pole every once in a while as well.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:20 PM   #5
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We’ve always sent ours to the professionals right off the bat and then build upon what they’ve learned. Simple retrieves and obedience training to keep them sharp.

I realize I didn’t really answer your questions but I never pass an opportunity to show off the pups lol


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Old 07-11-2018, 03:32 PM   #6
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I throw a dead bird decoy with mine a couple times a week for about 15 minutes and do obedience daily. I do "stay" and "go get it" everyday at every meal.
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:34 PM   #7
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This is Harley....best duck getter i've ever owned.
Lots of obedience in the off season to stay sharp. A lot of water work, casting, blinds, and all done with a bird launcher w/.22 mag blanks to keep him use to gunfire



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Old 07-11-2018, 04:30 PM   #8
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This is Bonnie Ann Clyde. This will be her second season chasing ducks and we have a pretty good routine going. Before work in the mornings we will get a good mile jog in to keep her in shape as it is to hot in the evenings do much of anything unless it’s water work. In the afternoons we will usually hit a couple drills for about ten minutes to keep it short. One day it may be working doubles, the next it may be swim by’s with another dummy thrown in front of her on her way back with the original dummy. The next it may be force to pile with a couple cold blinds mixed in at the end. I don’t really have a set schedule. I try to hit everything we may encounter in the field atleast twice a wk just to keep her sharp. Then my favorite one of all is the patience drill which is extremely easy but i feel is very overlooked as i have hunted over dogs who whine the whole morning and then after about 30min it gets old fast. About 30-45 minutes before Bonnie’s supper time i will put her food in her bowl and make her sit at heal while i watch whatever sporting event catches my eye before i say “dinner” and man you should see her haul ***** to her bowl. But i think it works because she has yet to cry on a slow morning. It may not be the right way to do things but she does what i need her to come season and she loves doing it so it’s a win win.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:40 PM   #9
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My GSP prefers to find birds versus waiting for them to come to him. But he has been a good all round bird dog. What do you plan on hunting with yours?

As far as training it is mostly obedience and just trying to burn off his energy. We have done a few dock docks deals, his landings arent always this goofy.
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:51 PM   #10
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I throw a dead bird decoy with mine a couple times a week for about 15 minutes and do obedience daily. I do "stay" and "go get it" everyday at every meal.

She also enjoys diving.





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Old 07-11-2018, 05:00 PM   #11
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Nothing much better than hunting with your pooch! Here is Lollie, a 4 year old Deutsch Drahthaar. She is in great shape and really coming into her own as a hunting dog. She will be full on dove in September then some early season teal then on to some quail and then back to the rice fields for big duck season. She loves it and I love to watch her.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:09 PM   #12
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Great looking dog. I have a gsp too and he's been my hunting with me for two years and does great. I honestly don't do any bird training during the off season. He knows when to work. Where did you get Ryker?


Summer time it’s obedience training and long runs in cooler time of the day.

We need to be careful to check when it comes to pointing as they often point snakes like puff adders.

Ryker comes from good blood lines proven in field trails.


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Old 07-11-2018, 11:12 PM   #13
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Wow guys,

Thats awesome looking hunting buddies.

I will mostly hunt upland birds with Ryker.

Guinea Fowl, Spur Fowl and Francolin Species.


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Old 07-12-2018, 12:08 AM   #14
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We’ve always sent ours to the professionals right off the bat and then build upon what they’ve learned. Simple retrieves and obedience training to keep them sharp.

I realize I didn’t really answer your questions but I never pass an opportunity to show off the pups lol


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Nothing much better than hunting with your pooch! Here is Lollie, a 4 year old Deutsch Drahthaar. She is in great shape and really coming into her own as a hunting dog. She will be full on dove in September then some early season teal then on to some quail and then back to the rice fields for big duck season. She loves it and I love to watch her.
Love the Drahts!!! I have a nearly 11 yr old who has another season or 2 in her. Man that depresses me, I had better hunt hard with her this fall
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:19 AM   #15
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We’ve always sent ours to the professionals right off the bat and then build upon what they’ve learned. Simple retrieves and obedience training to keep them sharp.

I realize I didn’t really answer your questions but I never pass an opportunity to show off the pups lol


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Stunning pair,

We dont see many drathaar’s around my area.

I really enjoy training my young one and learn a lot along the way...


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Old 07-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #16
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Stunning pair,

We dont see many drathaar’s around my area.

I really enjoy training my young one and learn a lot along the way...


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Love them. These two are momma/offspring. We recently added another monster to the mix. That dog’ll hunt!




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Old 07-12-2018, 08:41 AM   #17
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How many members are hunting birds with dogs?

Last year November a new adventure started for me with my GSP called Ryker



He has grown a lot in 8 months, we are starting to work wild birds now with a lot of work and adventures together.



We will be starting to compete in field trails next year to enable both of us to learn as we go and be in place to guide international clients for upland and waterfowl hunts.

Would love to see and hear what members on the green screen does with regards to
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You chasing francolin with that shorthair?
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:45 AM   #18
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On point... covey of red-wing francolin


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Old 07-12-2018, 10:37 AM   #19
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Our Drake is out at Brian Johnson's right now getting the basic duck dog training. These pics were of him at about 5 mos old. Can't wait to get him back and hunt with him this year. Been too long since we had a lab! Man the personalities are great!
Sorry for the quality of the pics...I need to get more once he gets back home.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:54 AM   #20
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Our Drake is out at Brian Johnson's right now getting the basic duck dog training. These pics were of him at about 5 mos old. Can't wait to get him back and hunt with him this year. Been too long since we had a lab! Man the personalities are great!

Sorry for the quality of the pics...I need to get more once he gets back home.


Great looking dog!


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Old 07-12-2018, 11:08 AM   #21
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The dog in my avatar is Bentley. He will be a year old in August. First GSP I have ever had and I absolutely love this dog. I have a large back yard and he chases birds from sun up to sun down. Momma has made him quite the pet so I don't know how great a hunting dog he will be. We'll find out in a couple of months. I did get to take him out a couple of times late last season but never got on any birds but he worked his tail off (pun intended) trying to find them.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #22
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I will mostly hunt upland birds with Ryker.

Guinea Fowl, Spur Fowl and Francolin Species.
Are, you are in Africa? That would make a lot more sense. Had to google a few of these.

Are GSPs popular there?
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:11 AM   #23
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Are, you are in Africa? That would make a lot more sense. Had to google a few of these.



Are GSPs popular there?


Yes,

I am in South Africa,

GSP’s with English Pointers are very popular in South Africa.


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Old 07-12-2018, 12:33 PM   #24
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Ol' Rex has been getting it done for the last 8 years.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:19 PM   #25
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Great looking dog!
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:35 PM   #26
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Here's my 8 month old Brit Charlie "Morton". I've trained labs but he's my first attempt at an upland dog. Obedience and whoa training is going great but I haven't gotten him on many birds yet.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #27
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Man, this is a great thread and it is reminding me that I need to get my boy "Shiner" (Silver labrador) in better shape, and ready for the waterfowl season. This will be his 3rd season and I did all of the training myself. He's not the greatest bird dog, but we have fun out in the field/water.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:59 PM   #28
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Y'all are killing me. I want another one so bad I can't stand it.


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Old 07-12-2018, 05:02 PM   #29
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:41 PM   #30
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right now he is my blood tracker but come duck season he will be in awesome duck dog


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Old 07-12-2018, 05:56 PM   #31
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Here's my 8 month old Brit Charlie "Morton". I've trained labs but he's my first attempt at an upland dog. Obedience and whoa training is going great but I haven't gotten him on many birds yet.
Good looking Brittany with a great name!
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:46 AM   #32
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Had another training session with Ryker today.

Did not find any birds but he really burned the energy covering ground at 6700ft above sea level...




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Old 07-19-2018, 11:55 AM   #33
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good looking dogs
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:00 PM   #34
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This is Chessie (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) I started water retrieval training in March and cant keep her out of the pool now..She is just now figuring out that good things fall from the sky so she is catching on to looking up
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