Introduction: New guy from Georgia

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Spanielgunner
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Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by Spanielgunner » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:21 pm

Hi all,

I'm a long-time reader, first time poster (actually first time posting in any forum ever).

I come from a family of hunters and I'm fortunate in that my parents retired, bought a farm, and started a little quail preserve. I get my fair share of days in the field: mostly doves, quail, waterfowl (middling, but enough for me and the dog), rabbits and the occasional woodcock (some people turn up their noses at the last two, but I can't pass up a flush). When I can't hunt, I like to fish, scout, work the dog, anything to get in the woods.

I have a 4-yr old Boykin Spaniel that I've trained myself (first gun dog).
He's force-fetched, sits to flush and holds until sent, flushes pointed birds (I wouldn't quite say he honors, but he slows down when he sees a point and he can be controlled), and he's trailed a few deer. He still has a ways to go before I would call him finished (heel needs work and steadiness when he's retrieving from my side), but I'll get to that in other posts if I can't figure it out from the posts already out there.

Bird dog(s) of my own are in the 2-3 year plan, but still on the fence between Setter/Pointer, AA/NSTRA, etc... not quite ready to pull any triggers.
Just saying hello, thanks for the good advice out there, and that I'm glad to be joining the conversation.

-SG

averageguy
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Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by averageguy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:03 pm

Welcome! Sounds like you and your dog live a good Life!

Would love to see photos of your Boykin.

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Garrison
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Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by Garrison » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:15 pm

Sounds like a rough gig! Welcome to the forum. I wasn’t sure if you were allowed to own anything other than a pointer on a George quail preserve, good to know. :lol:

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Irishwhistler
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Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by Irishwhistler » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:11 am

Aye Mate,

Welcome to the forum. 👍

Cheers,
Irishwhistler ☘️🇮🇪🇺🇸

fishvik
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Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by fishvik » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:05 am

Welcome and I would also like to see photos of your Boykin.

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Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by Spanielgunner » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:50 am

Thanks for the welcome guys, yes life is tough haha.

I'll try to post a couple of photos... first attempt so bear with me.
Brandywine's Saint Augustine ("Gus").
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Max2
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Re: Introduction: New guy from Georgia

Post by Max2 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:48 am

I would like to join the welcome committee ! Welcome !

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