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    Flusher breeds

    We are probably within 2 years of getting another pup. I thought I was settled on another lab, but I am open to other ideas (and less shedding!). Mostly pheasant, with some grouse and some earlier season duck hunting. Lately I have been looking at English Springers and English Cockers; but my...
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    BHA: Pheasant Hunt and Pint Night

    FYI: Ladies and Gentlemen, its time to chase roosters! Come join Minnesota Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for an exciting afternoon of public land pheasant hunting in Southwest Minnesota on November 23rd. Pheasant hunting is a great way to celebrate our public lands and build relationships...
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    Opener Countdown

    cant wait to head out west for the weekend, cant believe its almost here! I'm interested to see what the wet conditions have done out west, can only imagine the cover should be plenty thick; everyone else going out?
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    Adding a Pup with an Older dog

    Wife and I decided we will probably add a pup to the family next year. I need to re-read one of my books to touch up on the basics My main inquiries are that my current dog isnt the best waterfowler as he isnt steady in the blind--as soon as we start shooting, hes out running trying to find...
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    2018 All done

    was able to hit SD twice this year which is the first time I've been able to do so, we usually wait late season and just do one 3 day trip. we hunted within 20 miles of woonsocket all public stuff with one quick hunt on our family's piece of thin CRP. we did try hunting south of I90 SW of...
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    Pointers late season in tall cover

    in the next coupel of years, we will begin the stage of adding a pup to our family as my current pup is 8 right now; been toying with going with a pudel Pointer, the ONLY thing that worries me right now is hunting a pointer late season in the thick stuff, cattails, willows, etc. where seeing the...
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    20 guage sears and roebuck

    Father in law says he has a sears and roebuck 20 gauge pump, thats the only info he has on it, that he would sell for about $150, I was thinking I could give it to my son when hes old enough. Are these in general decent shotguns?
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    Sport Dog Ecaller range is bad

    I figured during some of my hunts this fall, my dog was just getting bull headed, but after doing some tests with my e caller, i realized why he wasnt exactly running back like he usually does. My sport dog caller, about 3-4 years old, has a range of about 25' vs the 1/2 mile advertised range. I...
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    Gaining Permission

    anyone try gaining permission this year with any luck in SD? I know years past it was almost impossible, just curious if landowners were a little more willing to allow a guy this year with the low numbers of birds/hunters
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    Non toxic choices

    what does everyone use for their non toxic shells? I currently use federal blue box in 3" #3's or 4's or winchester xperts of the samething, about 10-$12/box. anyone else finding something better? i also do not want to spend $20+ a box
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    All done

    :( season is over, seems to go too fast like usual. just got back from SD-- great times, great sights, great dog work, mediocre shooting :D started friday off hunting all public land waiting for my dad to hunt the private stuff. the 1st wpa, my pup and I found a pocket of birds, atleast 15...
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    What have you been seeing?

    hey guys, heading out with dad to a family farm near woonsocket next weekend. Its been about 3 years or so since we've been back there since the numbers of birds and habitat have been down around there. We do have private land to hunt, but, it might as well be public as my dad's cousin lets a...
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