North Dakota trip

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  1. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    First time to North Dakota! Invited by a friend to hunt a 32,000 acre ranch. Packer was the MVP! The other two dogs were great BUT...Packer came up with Three ( 3 ) blind retreives that were nothing short of phenomenal. First one two hundred yards on the ground then up and over a huge ridge. Fifteen minutes later and a little whistling here he comes with the rooster! Who knows exactly how far he pursued that bird. Second one. I drop the bird and it looked to fall dead. So what do I do? I insist for him to search a certain area...well he showed me different. Down into a gully full of grass and downed trees. Circle, circle, circle, big circle on and on and all of a sudden...pounce! Packer got the bird! I announce. Everyone says NO WAY! Number three... three birds are shot land on the other side of a creek. We drive around and start hiking get to the area Packer and the Vizla pick up the first two. Thrity minutes later no third bird. I look around for my dog and and can't see him anywhere. THEN 200-300 yards away he pops out into the mowed field with the rooster! Just amazing! He has done this type of thing every trip. Got to the point that when the group needed a search or track done...it was "Let Packer out there!" These dogs are incredible. I love my dog. His enthusiasm for hunting is profound. Packer is Pudelpointer by the way, not a very common breed.
     

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  2. Chessie202

    Chessie202 6 pointer

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    I've got 2 friends that have them. I haven't hunted with either of these 2. One of them had the 1st Pudelpointer I had ever been around and I Grouse hunted with them for a week. He going to be a real nice dog. He got ran over that nest spring. It was a bad deal.
     
  3. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

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    watching the dogs work is the best part. Enjoy!
     
  4. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    I’d be getting him a steak for job well done. Don’t know much about bird dogs but with my experience that may be a once in a lifetime dog
     
  5. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

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    How are the birds this year? What part of the state are you hunting?
     
  6. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    birds were up a bit from last year. We were hunting Beach ND in the upper north west part of the state. The ranch staddles Montana border.
     
  7. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    Man I tell you what. I am a chef and have traveled with my dog almost daly and he eats what I eat. I share with my dog. He also eats a good quality kibble. Anyway, every night i cooked either steak, stew meat or hamburger for my dog to mix into his kibble. The guys gave me sorts of crap for feeding my dog like that! If anyone deserved it it was him!
     
  8. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    They work hard. I rabbit hunt with a guy that has beagles. I always bring some summer sausage or left over sausage biscuits and bottle water. I feed them good. Them dogs never stop. He just shakes his head.He always teases I’ll get there bellies full and they’ll wanna sleep. Lol.
     
  9. HCDH66

    HCDH66 6 pointer

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  10. kycommander

    kycommander Fawn

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    Just got back from North Dakota with my pudelpointer as well. We mainly duck hunted but also managed a few roosters.
     

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  11. bigredhunter

    bigredhunter 6 pointer

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    What kennel is your pudelpointer from? I have one from Jeff and Ripsnorter
     
  12. Gforcetrivers

    Gforcetrivers 12 pointer

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    Mine is out of Pineridge Pudelpointers in Ontario. Glad to see a couple PP on here. I love the breed.
     
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  13. kycommander

    kycommander Fawn

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    Mine is out of Killbuck Kennel in Ohio and I couldn't agree more about the breed, fantastic dogs.
     
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