I am new to the site. I have been an ardent hunter of waterfowl and upland birds for nearly 44 years. A now retired wildlife professional, I spend most of me off season time training and hunt testing Labrador Retrievers, playing Irish Traditional Music, fishing, enjoying soccer (daughter plays college ball), travel, and family.
Good to know. It does seem wee bit slow. I am looking forward to putting me knew pup to work this coming fall / winter during the hunting season.
My pup TRAD November 2013 at about 11 weeks old.
We have been training hard and should have a great first season this year.
The “Dynamic Duo” tag teaming a clipped wing mallard on the water. Great motivational drill for young pups and superb for conditioning swimming endurance. The drake was not shackled and could swim and dive freely. The dogs never touched him during over an hour long pursuit.anr.