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BuckeyeSteve
Rank: Senior Hunter
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Number of dogs you own:: 1
Breed(s) of dog(s): American Brittany, Male born Dec 2017
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Grouse, Pheasant, Rabbit, Squirrel, Whitetail
Do you compete with your dog?: No
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Location: Valencia, PA (north of Pgh)

Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:10 am

I saved a bag of pheasant wings before I got my brittany pup...having been told by others about wing on a string, seeing videos, etc. I now know not to do wing on a string....but am wondering if there is any other training use for my bag of wings for my 10 week old pup who has never seen a game bird (she does chase my chickens around a bit), or if I should just throw them away.

I don't want to make him a sight hunter....but wonder if they make good chew toys (without creating a hard mouth) or if they're good to hide in the weeds to let him sniff out, or any other use.

Thanks!

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deseeker
Rank: 5X Champion
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Number of dogs you own:: 5
Breed(s) of dog(s): Brittanys
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: ...Pheasant mainly with an occasional sharpie & hun when in ND
Do you compete with your dog?: Yes
Location: Blair, Nebraska

Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:47 am

I fasten a couple on a canvas dummy. I throw the dummy, fire my blank gun while it is still in the air(don't fire a blank gun until the pup has been exposed to gunfire) It gets them used to objects falling when a gun goes off & feathers in their mouth on the retrieve. Have fun training your pup :D

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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:39 am

deseeker has it - use them on the retrieving dummies later on in the retrieving training.

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SwitchGrassWPG
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Save a couple to attach to dummies if you want...throw the rest away.
Only thing worse than a bad dog is no dog at all...

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BuckeyeSteve
Rank: Senior Hunter
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:09 am
Number of dogs you own:: 1
Breed(s) of dog(s): American Brittany, Male born Dec 2017
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Grouse, Pheasant, Rabbit, Squirrel, Whitetail
Do you compete with your dog?: No
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: I bring lot's of enthusiasm and desire to learn.... I bring zero expertise. I'm a member of my local beagle club, and look forward to learning more about training and working a great bird dog. I love the idea of competing, but have no idea if that is even achievable by an inexperienced person of my level. I don't have local human resources to pull from....I'm kind of on my own in this endeavor.
Location: Valencia, PA (north of Pgh)

Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:47 pm

Got it... thanks to all.

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gundogguy
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:19 am

SwitchGrassWPG wrote:Save a couple to attach to dummies if you want...throw the rest away.
What? No soup for you! :roll: :roll:
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BuckeyeSteve
Rank: Senior Hunter
Posts: 150
Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:09 am
Number of dogs you own:: 1
Breed(s) of dog(s): American Brittany, Male born Dec 2017
Do you hunt?: Yes
If you hunt, what game?: Grouse, Pheasant, Rabbit, Squirrel, Whitetail
Do you compete with your dog?: No
REQUIRED: Why do you want to join Gun Dog Forum?: I bring lot's of enthusiasm and desire to learn.... I bring zero expertise. I'm a member of my local beagle club, and look forward to learning more about training and working a great bird dog. I love the idea of competing, but have no idea if that is even achievable by an inexperienced person of my level. I don't have local human resources to pull from....I'm kind of on my own in this endeavor.
Location: Valencia, PA (north of Pgh)

Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:10 am

gundogguy wrote:
SwitchGrassWPG wrote:Save a couple to attach to dummies if you want...throw the rest away.
What? No soup for you! :roll: :roll:
seriously? can you use them for soup?

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Fozzie's Mom
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Breed(s) of dog(s): Golden Retriever, Border Collie
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If you hunt, what game?: quail, partridge, duck. JUST getting into learning about hunting, so we're not officially out gunning yet. . .but we hope be!
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:00 pm

BuckeyeSteve wrote:
gundogguy wrote:
SwitchGrassWPG wrote:Save a couple to attach to dummies if you want...throw the rest away.
What? No soup for you! :roll: :roll:
seriously? can you use them for soup?
Pretty sure that was a reference to Seinfeld. :wink:

Leeza
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Breed(s) of dog(s): English Setters
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If you hunt, what game?: Chukars, sharp tails, Huns, & pheasants
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:53 pm

They are handy to teach searching for cripples...
Wear gloves to disguise your scent, Fasten wings to your dummy or piece of wood, douse with the matching bottled scent, tie dummy to long rope, put on rubber boots, drag it through tall heavy cover, leave it in a likely patch, go get your puppy- it's important he doesn't see you set this up, start him on edge of cover on a check cord with your particular "hunt dead" or "dead bird" command whatever you prefer. I'm sure you can do all this without the wings, but what the h*** it's more fun :D and you already have the wings.

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gundogguy
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:10 am

What? No soup for you! :roll: :roll:[/quote]

seriously? can you use them for soup?[/quote]

Pretty sure that was a reference to Seinfeld. :wink:[/quote]

Correctomundo! Thousands of birds over years put in freezer without any wings attached.
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CDN_Cocker
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:41 am

I tend to keep wings and have a bunch in the freezer. I do nothing with them. At this point my dog is 5 years old and I'd consider him a fine grouse dog. I'm not concerned about him "getting familiar with the scent" or worried about him feeling feathers in his mouth - he's retrieved many birds in his short life thus far. However until I bagged that first bird I couldn't find wings to help introduce the scent. So I suppose maybe that's why I keep them. Maybe some day I'll have another pup and will have a use for them again. Till then I'll probably continue to be a wing hoarder lol. Now if I could get some woodcock wings I'd be happy! I've never shot one before so when he flushes them it's more by chance than skill. I'd like to shift that the other way.
Cass
"If you train a young dog for momentum, precision will arrive. If you train for precision, demanding perfection, momentum will depart." - Rex Carr

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Featherfinder
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Re: Do I have any use for this bag of wings in my freezer?

Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:27 am

I suggest you clean them up, grill them with a nice hot sauce then serve them up to your buddies with a couple of "smoothies" when watching the game. :lol:

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