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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Where to take to introduce birds

Hi everyone where can I take my v to
Introduce him to birds I live in Illinois and can’t really afford to join a hunt club any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 10:52 AM
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Have you ever trained, or worked with pointers in the past?

Not all those who wander are lost.

Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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No Huxley is my first dog but I’m
Willing to do whatever it takes for him to live a fulfilling life may that even be just going out into the field and chasing some birds every once in a while. Eventually it would be fun to do hunt tests but as a first time owner the whole training aspect
Is sensory overload
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-22-2018, 05:46 PM
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Without experience I would see if your area breed club has any fun days, or training days planned.
Most have a training day once, or twice a year. NAVHDA is also one that does training days.
For most of us, bird dog training is not cheap.
I drive 3 hours round trip to pick up quail. I also have to drive a hour each way to the field, to train.
For my area, I'm a very lucky person. I have permission to run my dogs on some private land.
Its very hard to come by, and expensive if you don't know someone.
I pay between $6-$7 per quail, and and go through 10-15 birds in a week.
When I can't catch pigeons, for some areas of training. People want about $15 per bird.
I watch a lot of money fly away, until my dogs get to a point that I can shoot over them.
This is me doing it on the cheap side, other times I've just sent them to a trainer.
If you live on a lot of property, you can cut your cost down by raising homing pigeons, and using a recall pen for the quail.

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Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.
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