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: venues for a real test on real wild game
: birds thank heaven.The old gene pool is
: getting pretty slim.Both you guys have an
: extra Merry Xmas
I agree Don but unfortunately in the East, wild bird trials are pretty much limited to grouse and woodcock. I used to go out to the Dakotas to train in the summer and I loved it there. Wide open grounds and wild birds! What could be better? And while I've only been south a few times, I was disappointed in what I saw the first time I was there. Lots of small fields (I hate that kind of country) primarily, dogs running close and handling. When I was younger, when I would hear people complaining about their lost dog, I would often say, "I wouldn't own a d^mn dog that never got lost!"