BlacknTan wrote:I believe a good grouse dog comes from good grouse dog bloodlines. Or, it makes your odds of obtaining a good grouse dog that much better. And, of course training plays into the equation. Get that dog on lot's of wild birds early. Let him learn that he can't crowd his birds. The smart ones figure it out relatively quickly.
I'm also of the opinion that some dogs don't posess "better" noses than others, but, are smarter and more disciplined in how they process the information taken up by that nose.
Buy from good lines and get that pup on birds early.
Don wrote:Hey Wagonmaster a question? In grouse trials do they hunt grouse or some other bird in grouse cover? I assume it's not a horsebach trial and do the judges walk?
Devils Creek wrote:Don wrote:Hey Wagonmaster a question? In grouse trials do they hunt grouse or some other bird in grouse cover? I assume it's not a horsebach trial and do the judges walk?
I'll field this in case John doesn't catch it.
Generally in grouse trials everybody walks, though occasionally the judges are mounted.
They run in real cover, with bells only allowed. No released birds, so generally bird contacts are ruffies and woodcock.
Got a feeling this might be something you're thinking about Don?
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