Re: Breaking a dog with style
Posted by RayGubernat on 4/20/2012, 5:29 pm, in reply to "Re: Breaking a dog with style"
Don - |
I am happy for you. You are indeed fortunate, both to have great places to run your dogs where you live and good friends to run your dogs for you in other great places.
When the woodcock migration is in full swing, there are places in south Jersey(Higbee Beach WMA for example) where you can have 50 bird contacts in an HOUR. What does that prove as regards style?
I just have one question. If you can find 43 covies in a day's hunt...or even twelve covies...Why would you make the assumption that the dog has a great nose? With that many birds, even a dog with a wooden nose should be able to find a few if it can run a lick. Kinda like the proverbial blind squirrel finding a nut.
Enjoy your sport as you find it.
: Yes Ray us western folks are lucky to live
: in this big old western country.Great place
: to develope bird dogs with style We also
: work on dogs to adjust there range to tight
: Got lucky and have a great friend Mike
: Mader which he lives in Montana, He
: suggested he would take my Rip pointer down
: to the Niomia Plantation to work with his
: string of dogs.Rip is two and is a big
: running poiner I thought new handler
: tighter type country? Wondered if he would
: adjust.Well he did and Mike had fun with him
: and Rip learned alot as they are loaded with
: wild birds. He also ran ran in Florida on
: another plantation.
: Out here the most birds we have found was
: 43 coveys in a days hunt.That was with two
: dogs on the ground and fresh dogs every
: hour. there was less than 3000 acres on this
: place.The norn on that place was probably 12
: . It is not that good now but we have birds
: for the dog that has no quit a great nose
: and knows how to handle and find them.Cant
: wate till hunten season.