The Training of a Turkey Dog

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eggshell
 
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RE: The Training of a Turkey Dog

Postby eggshell » July 14th, 2011, 2:39 am

Looks like Mrs Elk has beat her cancer so I will have more time this fall -


The best news in all these post, tell her God's speed and congratulations from the "Turkey gang"!

Your right you want a turkey dog to range wide and hunt fast, to surprise birds. Although as someone said, you don't normally want to shoot a flying turkey, but if the right shot presents its self (close and quartering, crossing or rising away) you can kill em flying. A dog cements this as he can run down a bird. I have been admonished for running or flying shots on this forum, but all of the birds I've shot flying rolled up in a dead pile, even more so than standing birds. Just understand i am choosing carefully on my flying shots.

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RE: The Training of a Turkey Dog

Postby Duke0002 » July 14th, 2011, 10:46 am

Great news about your wife, Charlie.   My wife has been cancer free for 8 years.

Keep working with that pooch!  Looks like it's off to a great start!

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RE: The Training of a Turkey Dog

Postby charlie elk » July 14th, 2011, 3:56 pm

turkey dogs Bubba

Gave me a great belly laugh.[:D]
Thanks turkeydoghunter.

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later,
charlie
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After all - we are talking turkey.

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RE: The Training of a Turkey Dog

Postby charlie elk » July 14th, 2011, 3:59 pm

Great news about your wife, Charlie. My wife has been cancer free for 8 years.

Great news.
Thanks for your well wishes and you to eggshell.
later,
charlie
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.

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RE: The Training of a Turkey Dog

Postby charlie elk » July 15th, 2011, 6:14 am

have been admonished for running or flying shots on this forum, but all of the birds I've shot flying rolled up in a dead pile, even more so than standing birds. Just understand i am choosing carefully on my flying shots.

eggshell, Don't worry about those who admonish; many times they simply don't understand.  In other cases they are just intolerant hunters.  By which I mean those who believe the only proper ethical way to hunt is strictly the way they do it. As you indicate there is a time and a place.
Personally I am alarmed at the apparent increasing number of intolerant hunters.  In WI some of them make attempts to codify their chosen hunting method as the only one anyone can hunt use. 
There are game populations a plenty to accommodate many different hunting methods and techniques, so let freedom reign.
And to those intolerant hunters - try it; you might like it.
later,
charlie
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.

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