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    Free 18 month old britt

    Due to health problems, I am thinking about rehoming a 18 month old female britt. She was going to be sold as a started dog until she failed her hip test. The trainer said she did well last year in South Dakota. I got her in February and haven't worked her much. I haven't seen a problem with...
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    See head, shoot head

    About 80% of my shots on quail do not require a lead. See head, shoot head. Yesterday, put a dove decoy in the back yard. A few times a day, I will pick up a shotgun, focus on the decoy's head, mount gun, and dry fire on the decoy's head. This is how I learned to shoot with both eyes open. I...
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    Year of the rooster

    Just found out tis is the year of the rooster on the Chinese zodiac cycle. I am hoping this is good karma.
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    Deworming dogs

    I was thinking about deworming my dogs. I do not know if they need treatment. I have four dogs. I live in Northwest Missouri. Last time I took a fecal sample to the vet, it costs me $32 just for the testing. That was 10 years ago. I can almost buy dewormer for 4 dogs for that price. However, I...
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    Bird flu outbreak

    Several reports of pheasants dying from bird flu in Rooks county. Hunting may be banned in northwest Kansas next fall.
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    How's the wheat?

    Lots of rain during 2015/2016 season, then a short dry spell. Last season was very hot and dry and dry since. Wondering how the wheat is faring? The long range forecast looks good for rain.
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    Can male tell if female intact

    When a female is not in heat, can the male tell if she is intact?
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    Britt vs GSP

    I have always had brittanys. My brother always had GSPs. I rehomed a GSP a couple years ago. Without him, I would not have hunted last year's opening week when it was hot. I just got a 1 yo britt. She looks like a runner. I need to pair her with a boot licker. Britt or GSP. I do not like the...
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    Bad hips

    I have a chance to get a free one year old britt out of a good bloodline. There is some concern on her hips. The breeder/trainer said her gait changes in the field. My vet called me this morning. He told me about the dog and said if the hips are alright with him will I take the dog. I said yes...
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    Need a britt pup immediately

    Had to retire my 14 yo close working britt. Trying to find a female britt pup now so it will be ready to go next season. Any help would be appreciated.
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    What I miss from young dogs

    Hunting with two nine year olds this year. Most nights they stay in the house. When I put my hunting clothes on, they notice and come watch. I miss the excitement of a young dog in the morning. When I open my eyes in the morning, I need a dog jumping all over me. LET'S GO HUNTING!!! Next year.
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    Shout Out to Pzazz Dog Food

    At the end of bird season last year, my 9 year old britt would not put weight on one her back legs after a hunt. This continued until October. She has always been fat even though she eats less than my other dogs. I was about ready to take her to the vet for a thyroid test. Instead I put her on...
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    Afternoon quail hunting

    Looks like hot weather for the opener. I always quit quail hunting at 3 o'clock in cold weather. What about hot weather? After 3 o'clock in hot weather is a lot more comfortable than 1 o'clock. Hunt dawn and dusk in hot weather?
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    Wooden dog box

    Building a wooden dog box. Brother-in-law is a carpenter. He says use 7/16 OSB. I think he says that because it's the cheapest. What type of plywood do you use?
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    Whose quail?

    You didn't know another group was hunting this parcel. The two groups have seen each other and have safely altered course. A huge covey gets up from your dog's point and flies in front of the other group. Who hunts these singles?
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    Gene and Summer

    Gene was my buddy's dad. We hunted once when I was young. A quail got up. After Mark and I emptied our guns, Gene shot once and the quail fell. Thirty years later, this would be Gene's last hunt. Summer was a twenty-five pound britt. She was the best retriever I have hunted with, which includes...
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    Enough grain storage

    Birds doing well over a large area. That means crops are doing well. Couple years ago one of my favorite places had standing corn into January. Is there enough storage space for the new crop?
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    Practicing anything new?

    Added a routine to my home mounting/dryfire practice. Put a decoy out in the yard. I turn my back to the decoy. When I pretend hear the decoy flush, first thing I do is get my focus on the bird. While I am turning, I appraise the shot. Do I need to lead?. If little or no lead is required, I turn...
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    Spend money

    Iowa spilled the beans. Best quail year in many years. I am old enough to remember the 80s. Everyone had either a bird or coon dog. The shooting range had leagues. You found your new pup in the want ads. (Now you make a regional search.) Money was being spent. Missouri is investing in walk-in...
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    Thyroid medication

    My nine year old britt has always been fat. Since she doesn't eat anymore than my other dogs, I always assumed it was a thyroid issue. In the past, I decided not to give the medication since she's a running son of a gun. Now I can see how losing a little weight might be a good thing. Has anyone...