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A another duck season starting soon!

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A another duck season starting soon!
Funny, how a new season can bring back old memories, these ones are not so distant.

Man, I miss hunting with my Suzy, my first ever bird dog. She was a great upland and waterfowl dog,
even retrieved a couple rabbits one year. She was quite and steady as a rock, we miss her!

Suzy and I ended up getting our HRCH and winning a All-age Field Trail as well!
I trained her myself with help from some buddies who have been training dogs for a long time. Man, did she
teach me a lot.

If her knee didn't let her down at 9, I have no doubt she would have won a National Amateur. Man she could mark!

Here is some of my favorite pics of her doing her thing!

In her hide waiting on birds, which we do a lot of in our public marshes


A little summer training!


Working the pheasant farm, wait for someone to hit one LOL!




We got our own pheasants sometimes :)




In this shot we were waiting on the ringnecks, not a great blind but man we had a 2 person
limit in just under 2 hours! This is one of my favorite pics of Suzy and I





This was a great way to break in our new MoMarsh!




Suzy and I finished our career with an All-age Amateur win!




This is the 3rd hunting season, since we lost her and it's as hard as the first.
Hope your getting nothing but big greenheads up there Suz!!
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Only a couple of weeks now, I'm scrambling to get decoys finished and blinds weeded in.

A brown dog with an all age win? Didn't realize that was possible.....just kidding, congratulations it is quite the accomplishment! I'm thinking we know some of the same people; I'm active with the Niagara Peninsula Retriever Training Club and have judged for the Long Point club a couple of times.

Any photos of the new dog?
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Mark Jemison wrote:
Only a couple of weeks now, I'm scrambling to get decoys finished and blinds weeded in.

A brown dog with an all age win? Didn't realize that was possible.....just kidding, congratulations it is quite the accomplishment! I'm thinking we know some of the same people; I'm active with the Niagara Peninsula Retriever Training Club and have judged for the Long Point club a couple of times.

Any photos of the new dog?


I bet we have chatted at a picnic trial :)

HAHA! Ya, you don't see it much, that's for sure, especially an amateur trained one ;) She had a great last year! She was in the 4th almost every weekend. Our newish dog "Tango" is a project, she's almost 9. She's a sweet heart but not as smart as Suzy LOL!

Tango, does love the birds though :)





This is Duke, he's our new pup. He's just over a year now and still pretty goofy but this will be his first duck season :)



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Re: A another duck season starting soon! In reply to
I see where you went wrong. You switched to Black dogs.HAHA. I have a 15month old Chocolate that is running Masters. 2 wins in 4 tries. We leave next Friday for Canada for 5 weeks. Congrats on a great dog. Good luck with your upcoming season
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Sonny Williams wrote:
I see where you went wrong. You switched to Black dogs.HAHA. I have a 15month old Chocolate that is running Masters. 2 wins in 4 tries. We leave next Friday for Canada for 5 weeks. Congrats on a great dog. Good luck with your upcoming season


Nice! Ya, I thought hard about getting another Chocolate, but saved that special spot for Suzy :)

I trained with Tango's father a (NAFTCH FTCH FC) and her mom was a (FC) so I changed teams LOL!