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Post by Feedbag55 » Fri May 18, 2018 2:37 pm

Hello, my name is Marcus and I live in North Fort Worth. I am 42 years old and have spent the last 18 years in the US Navy. I grew up hunting wild pheasants in Northern California, back when you could find birds there. Always had springers as a kid, the were just never trained beyond what they did naturally. I now have a 15 month old FBECS and she is fantastic. While I am certainly a novice trainer and probably the dogs biggest limitation, her desire and instincts continue to amaze me. Have had some great assistance from a local Spaniel club and look forward to continuing to learn and working to develop my dog. Thank you for including me in this group.

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Post by Yellow Dog1 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:34 am

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My name is Vince and I am from Alvinston Ontario Canada and currently the Property Manager for a mid size municipality. I am in my eary 50's and have been hunting on and off for the last 40 plus years. I have been happily married for 30 years and have three grown children . I have had a variety of working dogs over the years that included, Labs, Irish Setter and 21 working Siberian Huskies that i trained for recreational sledding and later to compete in dog sled racing. Most recently have switched over to UK working Labrador Retrievers(breeding), English Springer Spaniel and a new addition in the spring of 2019 a UK working English Cocker Spaniel. I do not compete in field trials but I train as if I do because of my competative nature. I am always looking for new training methods or improving on past methods and focus on building a strong bond with my working dogs. My hunting companions are family members first and live in our home. I enjoy pheasant hunting, rabbit, grouse, duck, goose, pigeon and turkey hunting.
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Post by Sharon » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:56 pm

WElcome Vince! Nice to have another Canadian here. :)
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Post by Yellow Dog1 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:34 am

Thanks Sharon ! Nice to be talking to you again. :D

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Post by Novice123 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:32 pm

I am 65 years old and will purchase a French Brittany pup in June, 2019. Back in the early 1970's I had an English Pointer that I later sold to be a field trial dog. Then I purchased a GSP named 'Shot' that I really, really enjoyed. I trained Shot myself on wild pheasants in Central Illinois. Shot was very steady to point, but paid no attention to a downed bird. I want to train my own French Brittany on wild birds and teach her to retrieve. I want to hunt, Sharptail, Ruff Grouse and pheasants. I am a soybean breeder in North Dakota. I am married and have 3 step-sons and 3 grandsons. I have learned a lot from this forum and purchased 'Perfect Start' DVD as well as a Jeremy Moore video on obedience training for a puppy.

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Post by Parkite » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:38 pm

Hello GDF! New member here. Long time big game hunter who did some upland game hunting decades ago, but now I am getting back into birds. I'm looking to getting into hunting Chukar and grouse, which are the most common birds in my area. I might do some waterfowl hunting later on.

How old are you?? Late 30's... I feel old answering this.
Male or Female?? male
What do you do for a living?? At the moment I'm in the military hanging out in Afghanistan. I will eventually be back home being a self employed engineer.
How long you been hunting/shooting?? 30 years
What kind of hunting do you do?? Right now only elk, but trying to get into Chukar and grouse.
What kind of dog(s) do you have?? None right now, but I will likely be purchasing a German Shorthair Pointer.
How long have you had dogs?? I grew up with Brittanies and doing field trials, however I absolutely will NOT be doing that at first.
You into any field trials, show, competition or anything like this?? NO!
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Post by CaptStephen73 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:48 am

My name is Stephen, I’m 45 and live in Long Island,NY. I’ve been hunting upland,waterfowl and big game for 30 years. I’m currently engaged to be married this February. I am a waterfowl and Whitetail hunting guide during the winter and a charter boat Capt during the summer in Montauk. I had 3 Labs that were FT dogs. I will be picking up my new GSP next Saturday and gonna get into the pointing dog games now. I’ll also be using him as one of our guide dogs for our preserve hunts. My hobbies used to be hunting but with being a guide I honestly don’t really get to do to much hunting for fun anymore. I’ll usually book a hunt out in the mid west for deer with an outfitter that we swap hunts with. Absolutely love that I found this site

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Post by cocadori » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:27 am

Hello All...
51 year old family man, lifetime sportsman, I grew up back east (Pennsylvania) and moved west in 1998. I've lived all over the west Wyo, CO, MT and WA. Formerly a licensed outfitter in the state of Wyo. I've not had a bird dog for over 18 years and to be honest I miss it. Growing up back east when there was still good hunting if you had a good dog - all the tradition and camaraderie is forever engrained in me. With my recent acceptance of a position in ND, this seemed like a sign. So I'm all in on a search for our family bird dog. This placed seemed like the place to be... so here I am...

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Post by mzombek » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:38 pm

Hi, Mike Zombek from Ohio. 57 years of age, work at a pharmaceutical plant as a maint tech. I bow and gun hunt for deer for 37 years. My wife of 31 years had to put her 12 year old English setter down due to kidney failure. She needed another dog take care of so she found a lewellyn/English setter. We did not hunt her first dog but we would like to try the field trials with her new dog. I'll have a bunch of questions for you lady's and gents.
Thanks for having me on this forum.

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Post by 2fieldspringers » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:08 am

47 year old Millwright from Michigan here. Married with four kids. Love to hunt and fish anything in season. Had two springers that both passed last year. Just brought home a French Britt pup. Transitioning from flushers to a pointer should be interesting. lol This will be the first time doing the training myself. Wish me luck!

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Post by mnaj_springer » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:20 am

2fieldspringers, welcome to the forum! I like, made a leap from springers to a Pointer (although I have both!). Hopefully this forum is as helpful to you as it was to me!
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Post by ON Honker Hunter » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:18 am

fdsjr wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:41 am
Tell us a little about you so we can get a perspective on who we are talking to. How old are you?? Male or Female?? What do you do for a living?? How long you been hunting/shooting?? What kind of hunting do you do?? What kind of dog(s) do you have?? How long have you had dogs?? You into any field trials, show, competition or anything like this??
Maybe I posted this info in wrong place? I'm Pat(rick) and I live in NW Ontario, Canada. I'm a disabled American veteran and retired from US National Park Service. Have lived here (mostly) since 1989 but originally I'm from Montana and return there frequently to hunt and fish. I have been shooting birds and raising hunting dogs since age 12 ... fifty-four years ago this fall. Mostly Labs since then but one French Brittany. She and two black Labs live with me now. Not into shows or trials. I don't care much for crowds. In fact, I almost always hunt alone. Stick almost entirely to publicly accessible land (fed or state or "Block Management" ranches in Montana). Wild game belongs to everyone. I don't need to clean birds so badly that I have to keep someone else from what they rightfully own.
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Post by bamanicksbd » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:05 pm

Im in Alabama. Early 50s getting back into fooling with bird dogs after taking a break to get two children through school and sports etc. Then went through some health issues and throuh all that I kept promising myself if I can get back on my feet Im getting another puppy. So for Christmas my wife got me a beautiful english setter puppy out of Tricky "bleep" kennels in Selmer, TN. I knew mr moore from my prior bird dog days and nstra trials. Tricky Dicks Bama Nick "nick" is 5 mo old and really doing well. I have entered him in the puppy stakes in April at the nbha trial in Alabama. I realize hes young but he hunts hard runs well and Id like to get him involved early and bring him along slowly as we go. I live in north west Alabama. We have several acres and a pretty good set up for training. Pigeon loft, johnny house, training table barrels whoa post , remote launcher, e collar etc. Would enjoy meeting others in my area that might not have the space or tools to train. Im glad to share my space tools knowledge and experience with others.

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Post by Adowyn » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:02 am

Hello forum members. I am a novice hunter. My name is Jayden. I will be glad to new acquaintances and experience.

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Post by fishvik » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:53 pm

Adowyn wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:02 am
Hello forum members. I am a novice hunter. My name is Jayden. I will be glad to new acquaintances and experience.
Glad to have you on board Jayden. Let us know how we can help. It would help to know where you are from.

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Post by PointEmOut » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:37 pm

Hey everyone, my name is Derek and I'm from Virginia. Here's a pic of my girl at 8 months.
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Post by Torrey » Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:36 am

My name is Torrey Krause from NW Iowa owner of Stony Kennels my wife and I breed English Pointers. We have a internet sight Stony Kennels and you can also find us on FB.

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Post by TheDogHouse » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:14 pm

My name is Peter T. from Western New York area and a huge fan of bird dogs as is also my brother. He just recently opened a dog kennel and I live next door (currently laid off). I promised to give him a hand and try to learn as much as I could so that I can help he launch a successful small biz. :D :lol:

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Post by Enazle » Wed May 29, 2019 11:10 pm

Hello, Metromess is my home. Hunted all my life, have a 4 yr old female GSP. First one. Amazing dog. At 11 months she tracked a gutshot deer for me for 400 yards through so of the roughest stuff you have ever seen and located it in the middle of a briar patch. Points, retrieves does everything I ask of her. She just needs a better hunter!

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Post by Ledbetter » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am

Greetings my name is JD. Bird hunted since I was a child. Have two GSP’s one 2yo female, another 7mo female. 2yo has just been bred to a dog in KS @ No Limits Kennels. Stay tuned for pups.


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Post by Feedjake » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:28 pm

fdsjr wrote:
Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:41 am
Tell us a little about you so we can get a perspective on who we are talking to. How old are you?? Male or Female?? What do you do for a living?? How long you been hunting/shooting?? What kind of hunting do you do?? What kind of dog(s) do you have?? How long have you had dogs?? You into any field trials, show, competition or anything like this??
Hi all. I'm a 44 year old male from western New York. I teach at a community college. I have a wife and 2 daughters. I've been hunting for over 30 years, big and small game. I've been out west elk hunting. I started waterfowl hunting in college and continue off and on. I have a 4 year old yellow lab male who has issues with water and loud noises. He's a great family dog though. My real romance is ruffed grouse. My dad shot one when I was a kid and let me carry it. I couldnt believe the intricate feather pattern. I have been in love ever since. However, grouse numbers aren't very high around here so I putter around aimlessly and dogless every winter after deer season in hopes of encountering Mr. Ruff. I've encountered very few,and shot fewer, but I love it. I've always wanted a pointing dog. I had a chance to hunt behind a pointer last winter. We didn't find any birds, but I loved following the dog. We've always been a one dog family so I figured I'd have to wait out our lab. Fortunately, the stars aligned, and my wife caved, and I recently acquired a 14 week old brittany male. I named him Jake. I've been lurking on this site ever since trying to increase my knowledge on training. I'm super excited and will have lots of questions for the wealth of knowledge that exists here. Thanks
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Post by RatDog » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:21 pm

My name is Max. I live in Bozeman, MT. Work in ND in the oil patch. I have a Brittany pup named Tubbs who is 8 weeks. Starting in a couple months I’m going to leave him with a trainer while I’m away on hitch due to my schedule. I’ll pick him up and the trainer is going to give me homework to work on when I’m on days off. Right now my wife and boys are helping out with some really basic puppy stuff.

I hunt Pheasants and sharpies E MT and ND and Huns and the occasional rooster or blue grouse near me. I grew up hunting grouse and woodcock in NE PA with my grandfather and his dogs. This is my first pup. Looking forward to it. Fully expecting it to be different than I imagined and challenging. I’d like to believe I’m old enough now to have the patience I lacked as a younger man. Not trying to compete or anything fancy just finds lots of birds and hopefully kill a few. If anybody is ever in my neck of the woods and looking to chase some birds holler at me. I’ve logged lots of miles around here sans canine and with friends’ dogs.


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Post by Sharon » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:50 pm

Welcome to the forum. You sound like just the kind of member we want. If I can be of any help in your use of the forum, just let me know. :)
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Post by Ozarks Hillbilly » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:50 pm

My name is Brad I am 50 years old and live in south central Missouri. I chased quail along with my father and our setters form a young age. He also introduced me to Turkey hunting and I have been obsessed with since the first long beard stepped out in front of my .410 Stevens sxs at the age of 8. This spring will be my 43 Turkey season. I am lucky to work for a boss that have a passion for conservation as well as upland hunting. We are able to spend a lot of time in the fall pheasant hunting north central South Dakota and south central North Dakota. Recently I have been working with Quail Forever and the USFS to do habitat improvements on USFS lands in my area. My latest project is named Rowdy he is a 4 month old Llewellin Setter.[IMG]//uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202001 ... 61bf42.jpg[/IMG]

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Post by deseeker » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:56 pm

Hillbilly---
Welcome to the forum & nice looking pup :D

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Post by Ozarks Hillbilly » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:59 pm

Thank you glad to be here

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Post by poppywotown » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:40 am

Poppy here. Male and retired. I have been hunting upland and water since the late 50's. My wife and I owned and trained pointers(past) and retrievers (current). We started with the bird dogs as quail were plentiful until surface coal mining greatly reduced the acreage that I had permission to hunt. We switched to retrievers and, since owning, we have trained for the field and the conformation ring. We also participate in akc hunt tests. I have hunted in nebraska for pheasant when we had our pointers.

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Post by ChrisW74 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:20 pm

My name is Chris Welborn I live in Lawton OK, I currently work as a logistics rep for the Army (civilian) on the Patriot Missile System. I love to bbq , fish, hunt. I really just started to get into bird hunting over the last 3 or 4 years. Hank is my first bird dog I got him back in October he is currently in Kansas with John Prince for training I didnt' want to mess up a good dog.
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Post by Sharon » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:43 pm

Welcome to the forum Chris. Unfortunately , not a lot of members go to this section, but we are glad to have you and you can be sure you'll get good help here.
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Post by Meller » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:58 pm

Welcome!
Nice looking dog.

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Post by IDHunter » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:55 pm

My name is Zach. I'm 34 and live in Idaho. I've been hunting all my life, but am relatively new to upland hunting and very new to pointing dogs. Have always had labs, as my primary pursuit (in regards to birds) in the past was always waterfowl. The last couple years I've dabbled more in chukar and pheasant hunting, and am excited to continue that and add in some of the other upland species we have in this area. I've got one lab left, a 10 year old male, and just recently picked up my first GWP, a 10 week old male named Boone. I've been reading training books for versatile dogs and gleaning what I can from the internet. Hoping to pull plenty of wisdom from the experience of others on this site.

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Post by fishvik » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:23 am

IDHunter wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:55 pm
My name is Zach. I'm 34 and live in Idaho. I've been hunting all my life, but am relatively new to upland hunting and very new to pointing dogs. Have always had labs, as my primary pursuit (in regards to birds) in the past was always waterfowl. The last couple years I've dabbled more in chukar and pheasant hunting, and am excited to continue that and add in some of the other upland species we have in this area. I've got one lab left, a 10 year old male, and just recently picked up my first GWP, a 10 week old male named Boone. I've been reading training books for versatile dogs and gleaning what I can from the internet. Hoping to pull plenty of wisdom from the experience of others on this site.
Welcome to the group. If you get over to the eastern part of the state maybe we can get together.

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Post by StrAp44 » Thu May 21, 2020 9:31 pm

New to the group, names Tim, 32, currently no dog. I’m trying to accomplish all my research so as soon as I can have a pup I make the right decision.


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Post by Meller » Fri May 22, 2020 5:31 am

Welcome! Good info. on here. :D

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Post by BigK75 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:33 pm

My name is Claude and I live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. I am 45 years old and have been hunting for the last 20 years or so. I am married and have 13 year old daughter who also wants to hunt. She is getting a Churchill 820 for her birthday but does not know it yet :) My daughter has been bugging me about getting a dog for years. This we finally decided to pull the trigger and we are now the proud owners of 4 month old Brittany Spaniel named Cooper. I am hunting deer and as of this year I will spending much time hunting Pheasant, Grouse and Woodcock. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I have many questions and am eager to learn and teach my dog the ropes :)

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Post by Kuljevan » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:14 pm

My name is Dino im from Macedonia far away from most of you guys.Im 19y old and i have passion for hunting since i was little boy but i have passion also for alpinism,hiking and falconry too.I come here cuz of education before i get my first gun dog .

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Post by NEhomer » Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:43 pm

Welcome to GDF Dino.

It's a terrific place to learn and best of luck with your first dog.

HINT...get a setter!

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Post by granite7 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:03 am

Hi folks, I’ve been lurking for some time. I have been hunting for almost 40 years. I have never had bird dogs, but I have hunted with them. My golden retriever enjoys hiking with me, but she isn’t really hunting or retrieving. I have a new pup that I will be training to hunt.

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Post by granite7 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:23 pm

Hello, I’m new around here and joining to read more about dog training and to enjoy pictures from the field. I have been a hunter for 40 years from Ohio to the south to the west. I live in Colorado and hunt here and nearby states. I have always hunted upland game and in the past decade I have been big game hunting also.

I have never had a hunting dog before, and I am beginning on that now. I want to learn how to train my pup to hunt and retrieve. I hunt upland, and I think I’ll try to learn waterfowl also. I joined the local Hunting Retriever Club and I hope to participate in trials on that local circuit.

I have two dogs. Bella is my baby girl. She doesn’t hunt, per se, but she goes everywhere with me. She loves water, snow, the mountains, people, fur, and everything else Golden Retrievers love. She is from a backyard breeder and doesn’t have any recent field line in her. I still love to have her along with me!
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Here is the new fellow in the house. His name is Cody and he is bred from field lines. He is confident, curious, driven, and resilient. I hope to harness that ability and train him for HRC trials and for upland hunting.
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Post by Tim Tufts » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:21 am

Hello everyone.
I am 72 years old. I have been breeding English Setters for over 40 years and have produced many field trial winners as well as outstanding hunting dogs.
I trained professionally for many of those years and ran a shooting preserve on our farm.
My passion has always been grouse and woodcock although texas quail can be just as exciting.
I started hunting as a child with my dad and several of his close friends and have never regretted that great start.
I tend to shoot fewer birds these days because as the saying goes. "If you shoot the bird the next dog can't point it."
That's about it for me.
Look forward to participating in this great message board.
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Post by slistoe » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:39 pm

Nice to see you here Tim. Looking forward to hearing from you with your background and experience. Have a great New Year.

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Post by granite7 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:26 pm

Welcome, Tim!

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Re: A little about you...

Post by weimdogman » Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:07 pm

Great to have new members ! Thanks for telling us a little about yourselves.

mlese92
Rank: Just A Pup
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:53 pm

Re: A little about you...

Post by mlese92 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:19 am

What's up everyone? My names Mike and I am 28 years old with 0 hunting experience! However, I am picking up a gsp puppy next week so I thought this would be a good place to connect with people in the community with far more experience than me. My father quail hunts and currently has a Griff.

He would like to send my pup to a hunting/obedience school around 6 months so that he can take him hunting. I think it would be good for the pup as an outlet of energy and I myself am looking to pickup some sort of novice hunting skills to take him and keep him happy. I currently work in sales for a real estate company and work from home so I have a ton of time to dedicate to training the dog.

I look forward to what is to come and engaging with everyone here!

weimdogman
Rank: Master Hunter
Posts: 205
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:02 am
Location: brookings s.dak.

Re: A little about you...

Post by weimdogman » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 am

Mike glad to have you here.
Make sure you get a chance to participate in your dogs "schooling". :wink:

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