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by yellowdog
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves helping grouse?
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Wolves helping grouse?

Here is some info I got when I posed a similar question to a wildlife ecologist who works for the Wisconsin DNR This is actually known as the "Mesopredator Release Hypothesis," and there's good evidence for such interactions. For example, coyotes actually benefit ground-nesting birds in many areas, ...
by yellowdog
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to pointers, need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 540

New to pointers, need advice

My group of hunting friends and I all have hunted over flushers for years. We all do pretty well with our dogs. We all use a trainer to get started but do most of the work ourselves. One friend recently acquired a Weimaraner (it came with his new girlfriend). He has done some yardwork with the Weim,...
by yellowdog
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Words of Wisdom
Replies: 204
Views: 186414

Re: Words of Wisdom

Spend a few bucks on an hour or 2 with a professional trainer- they are worth their weight in gold. Doesn't matter if it's your first or 10th dog- use a trainer for at least an hour session. They will be able to idedntify what your hurdles will be. And really- you're getting trained, not your dog. T...
by yellowdog
Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wolves helping grouse?
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Wolves helping grouse?

That's a great question. I've wondered the same thing. I've posed the same question to the Wisconsin DNR to see if there are any scientific studies to support the hypothesis. In Wisconsin, we're experiencing and increase in grouse numbers for the past 2 years- while we are "supposed" to be on the do...