Ok I am new to this site
I noticed that most lab owners these days are not bird hunters
so i was looking here to see how mnay hunt there LABS
I have a few good places i go, or have gone, and am willing to swap/share locations if anyone is interested
Mostly in ND, and SD
I'm from PA, but hunted out west several times a season
look forward to meeting a few fellow bird hunters here
I am an avid hunter of ANYTHING!!!....waterfowl, pheasants, game areas for whatever.....I personally prefer to handle the dogs, but given more experienced dogs, would not turn down an opportunity to hunt....just most of the time too busy with client dogs!!
Karen and the gang
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Living in NW Iowa here, and pheasant hunt as much as I can. Heh...it's why I got a Lab in the first place. When we can find birds, that is. I've been thinking about trying SD.
I liked Nd better, always got into more birds
if you want some good info on a cheap hunt there, self guided let me know, can get you a place to stay and good land to hunt for under 70 bucks a day!
I'm new to posting, but have been reading posts for 8+ years!
We have 2 labs, an 8 year old black female (Emma), and an 11 month old chocolate male(Boone). My husband is a pheasant/bird hunter. We live in Ohio but he travels to Gregory, SD for hunts. He is currently working with our pup, who will make his hunting debut this fall.
but i am sad so few here are into hunting with there lab's
its such a great time by all and great exercise too, and good eats as well
everyone should at least try it once!
Oh not again
I'm not a pheasant plucker I'm a pheasant plucker's son
and I'll be plucking pheasants till the pheasant pluckers come :-)
I tried my choco guy on the pheasant's with my 2 golden's......did not work! I cannot pass a pond without him "Kaa-Lumping" into anything that holds water/pond.
Upland fields bore him and we have too many water holes where I hunt to keep his attention. His field nose isn't near the Golden's, nor his desire to field fetch.
Now the duck blind ....the goldens stay home, this is his kingdom and he does not come back empty handed, the colder the better.
sounds like you know how to use your lab
a nose is non breed, but in the genes or not
of what ever dog you have, some have just more power there and some just know how to use what they have better
My lab is a water hog at times too, but I don't mind, hunting is for hem as well, he produced a ton of birds over the yrs, and the water actually helped him hunt longer, all them cooling offs
We have no ditch parrots down here naturally. Mine picks up several hundred "tower birds" a year at a preserve as a pick up dog, in addition to actually hunting ducks and geese and doves.
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