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Location: San Jose,CA
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Pheasant without dogs?

Sorry to hear about the pup. I've got a GSP/lab that I'm trying to train. But being I haven't hunted yet. I don't know what i'm doing. She's a 7 month old almost all chocolate except for some speckle on her chest. Here's a pic of Copenhagen

I hope to get a hunt in before seasons over. Anyone up for a day trip around in Cali?

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Location: Idaho
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Pheasant without dogs?

Couple things on training. If you can teach your dog uncondtional `NO' - you can train it everything else. Also, dogs learn / work by association, not reasoning. I think most animals are that way (except humans ... we have to `think' about things first). Good luck.

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Pheasant without dogs?

Walk the hedgerows. Every so often stop then walk then stop again. If you have to walk the fields, zigzag if you can and always walk to the edge. A pheasant will always run before flying. If you working on one edge, it will likely run to the other side and hope you will pass by. If you work the field right, don't stop until you've absolutely completed it. I've flushed many pheasants at the end of a field because I pushed them there. Even if the edge is only 10' away, complete it.

Study where the pheasants likely to be so you can go straight to them. I usually see them in open areas in the early morning as they are trying to dry out from the dew. Noon till early afternoon, I look for water. Afternoon, shade. Evening out in the open again.

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Pheasant without dogs?

Even if its not a large field, zig zag. Walk 5 steps, stop, count to 5, walk another 5 steps, always back and forth. Like was said before.....they'll hold more, when they're nervous.

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Pheasant without dogs?

Even if its not a large field, zig zag. Walk 5 steps, stop, count to 5, walk another 5 steps, always back and forth. Like was said before.....they'll hold more, when they're nervous.

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Joined: 12/04/2006
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Pheasant without dogs?

rckjeep, ur dog is adorable!!!!!!

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Location: Washington
Joined: 03/11/2006
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Any dog will work,

I think most dogs have some idea about hunting, i've heard quite a few people have "dogjacked" their wifes pet and made it a bona fide hunting dog. My wife wanted a border collie...i made it a hunting dog. Now that's all she wants to do. I started her late last year and I shot +-100 quail over her this season.
I like those dog pictures, keep them coming.

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