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    Working the Bird Dog

    This afternoon I walked 5.7 miles, and Maverick did what he does. We're both loving these near-daily walks and we're both getting stronger.



    Regards, Guy

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    beautiful dog,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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    I have never harvested an animal but I have KILLED QUITE A FEW !


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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSKOOL View Post
    beautiful dog,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Thanks! He's kind of a loveable knucklehead. But good looking all the same:




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    Great pic of a great looking dog.
    good to you both having a grand time.

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    He seems to enjoy posing! And he does it well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 256WinMag View Post
    He seems to enjoy posing! And he does it well.
    I grabbed that shot of him at the iced-over lake when we hiked in there. He happened to pause for a moment, and I happened to have the camera in hand.

    He's a kucklehead, and my wife say's that we're well matched. Hmm...

    Guy

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    Is he a German Wirehaired Pointer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanook View Post
    Is he a German Wirehaired Pointer?
    Yes he is. About a year and a half old. And a rescue dog at that. He came into our lives in August, needing a home & family. Apparently we needed a dog too.

    Our last GWP died in the spring, and we'd just about gotten used to not having a dog around for the first time in over 20 years... Then friends told us about young Maverick, needing a home. He's been good for me, and I think we've done well by him too. Obedience training took a couple of months. Then we set to hunting, though he'd had very little training for that. He did passably well, helping me bring home nine pheasants last fall. I think he'll do better this year.

    Meanwhile, he gives me something to do a couple of hours every day, and I like that.

    Regards, Guy

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    I’m on my 2nd Drahthaar, I owned 2 GWPs before them. Mine is almost six and just settling down. Those dogs have a ton of energy and endurance! They will keep you moving.
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    Ya, the earlier one was "Clark" a mostly retired show dog & stud dog when he came to me at about four years old. I didn't own him, was just his retirement home. Earlier in life he'd been trained to hunt upland game, but hadn't done that in a couple of years.

    First time we went out hunting pheasant... And he caught the scent of one, he looked startled - then looked at me as if to ask "Is this what we're doing? Really? COOL!" and dang - that boy turned into a hunting machine! I honestly think that he hunted better as he aged and slowed down. Pretty sure he ran past some birds when he was younger, but by about 6, 7, or 8, he was hunting slower and more methodically and making very few errors. I sure do miss him. He became a big part of our iives.





    In contrast, Maverick the young, brown dog... Is enthusiastic, but not yet well trained. It's a hoot hunting with him, and I don't get upset with his mistakes. He just doesn't know yet. He got his first pheasants last fall, but we didn't do as well on chukar or quail:


    Am working with Maverick, and believe that he will be a much better hunter this fall.

    Guy




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