WoodieBoater

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  1. WoodieBoater

    New bird dog puppy

    well the new pup put 6 pounds on in two weeks. The tables have turned. Dutch is no longer the antagonizing puppy
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    Dogs

    the other thing you can try is getting them tired out before you get in the boat. hard to do I know, but if you can get them a nice long run or some water retrieves to burn off energy they'll be a lot more well behaved in the boat (and by that I mean hopefully passed out in the cuddy). A tired dog is a good dog. Let us know how it goes
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    Dogs

    I say take the dog for a half day trip somewhere BEFORE you have a long boating vacation planned. After a 4 hour trip you'll know weather dog can handle it and weather they cant. And you'll know if you want to be in the boat with the dog that long or not. Some dogs can handle boat time just fine and some cant. It all depends on your dog. My main concerns if you do take the dog are the heat and amount of sun they would get exposed to in a boat. Its not a great environment for them to be in if you don't have shade for them to be in, especially flat days mid-summer when the water is like a frying pan. Things to consider. FYI getting a dogs back wet (aka swimming) and then letting them sit in the sun isn't a means of cooling them off either, eventually the water just warms up and they're right back to being too hot. I take mine with me on short trips, but if I'm going to be on the water all day I leave him home.
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    New bird dog puppy

    As of July of last year Marshoy is no longer breeding. I'm not sure why, but the last time I had talked to them I remember them mentioning that they were planning on getting out of it. I know of a couple of breeders that have pups on the ground now. If you're interested shoot me a PM and I can give you their info.
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    New bird dog puppy

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    New bird dog puppy

    so we went for round two over the weekend and picked up another puppy. Full brother to Dutch. Great looking pup and another bruiser. 12 pounds just under 8 weeks Will keep everybody posted here as he develops.
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    2017 WATERFOWL SEASON

    The season hasn't kicked the bucket yet. Plenty of birds around.
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    New bird dog puppy

    quick hunt this morning. in some nasty weather.
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    New bird dog puppy

    yeah it does take a lot of time for a full coat to come in on them. I've heard up to 3 years. So Dutch got an infection this summer and had to have a drain put in. The Vet shaved the spot and I'm thinking sh*t its going to take a year to grow that hair back. well it was slow for sure but I believe its fully grown in now. Id say it took a good 6 months
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    New bird dog puppy

    I actually never trimmed his hair. I never even brush him hardly (except to remove burrs). He hunts through thick cover so hard (lets be honest he's a bit clumsy sometimes) that he actually rubs it all off and it doesn't grow back fast enough to grow into long traditional furnishings. Below ill post a picture of when he was about 6 months old and had never really busted brush vs. a couple pictures after a week of hunting hard in Maine. You'll see what I mean. He's never been a super hairy griff anyway. His furnishings and coat are on the short coarse side. The female he's out of looks exactly the same so I'm wondering if its somewhat genetic And I feel terrible when he gets so raw. I do everything I can to try and prevent it, Vaseline on his brows, trying to slow him down in cover, but he just gets beat up after a week straight of hunting. Its not like its even all day every day. its just so many days of hunting in a row in thick cover I think that tears him up
  11. WoodieBoater

    New bird dog puppy

    Good lookin puppies
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    New bird dog puppy

    Well it's officially official. Were heading out to Wisconsin at the end of March to get a pup for my sister and her boyfriend. This one will be out of the same parents Dutch is out of. It'll be interesting to see how a pup out of the same breeding progresses. Ill keep everybody here posted. Other than that the end of grouse season has been awful slow. Gotten out to do some planted birds here and there but that's about the extent of our luck
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    Grouse thread

    sounds like a pretty awesome day. Especially around here and so late in the season. With or without dogs its tough this time of year is tough. We've been slowly picking away a couple flushes at a time. Its fun to watch two dogs work together for sure. I hunted with a pointer and flusher combo for the first time the other day. I think it greatly increased our success because the pointer got out in front, let you know a bird was there, and you could pick a shooting lane and be ready while the flusher moved the bird. Quite a bit of fun. Keep the reports coming
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    2017 WATERFOWL SEASON

    I agree, I love seeing how much success there's been in the field this season. I especially like seeing posts of youngsters getting into hunting and fishing. I'm lucky enough to spend half of my time out here and half of my time at the farm in the southern tier. I get spread kind of thin but I get a lot of opportunity for different kinds of hunting. Like you said its hard to hunt late season waterfowl out there, but the grouse are nonexistent out here. Gotta capitalize on what's available. Everyone likes to complain about NY (myself included, and for good reason) but you have to admit that we have a lot of different hunting and fishing opportunities and resources. I always try to remind myself when I complain about stale birds or low grouse numbers that at least I have the opportunity to hunt both in the same state (often on the same day). Gotta love it
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    2017 WATERFOWL SEASON

    Finished my late season with a first for me. Shot a gorgeous white wing scoter drake. We hunted Ontario and had another group of guys come in to set up. It was a tight spot and we would have been on top of each other so they were gracious enough to let us hunt over their spread. Didn't do alot of shooting. Mostly just watched birds come in and drakes fall. But I did get the only crack at a scoter. Awesome late season for us. On to bunny season. Stay safe out there