This is where good obedience training pays dividends, all dogs should be trained to stop what they are doing and return their masters on command. However, in reality this can take awhile during times of high excitement. After the flush it remains his job to make sure any stragglers are flushed out. Turkeys hold remarkably tight even with a lot of pressure put on them. After the area is turkey free I whistle Vic back for the setup.kygobbler wrote:One of the main things that Im concerned about is how to get the dog to come back to you after he flushes the birds and not chasing them into the wild blue?
kygobbler wrote:Another is how to get them to bark when they do scatter the flock?
kygobbler wrote:The main thing holding me back is our, KY, fall hunting season. The season for shotguns is only 1 week in October and 1 week in December. Due to this I can not justify to myself on getting a dog strictly to turkey hunt
kygobbler wrote:So if you all can give out some suggestions I would appreciate it or maybe suggest some good books that would help.
charlie elk wrote:Steve Hickoff's book Hunting the Fall and Winter Flocks is excellent it covers fall hunting with and without a dog.
WillowRidgeCalls wrote: Another good guy to get a hold of other than the ones we have here, is Marlin Watkins, he hunts with dogs quite a bit and trains them.
kygobbler wrote:Charlie, I tried googling the book and I keep coming up with "Fall and Winter Turkey Hunters Handbook" is this the same book? If not I will try again.
kygobbler wrote: it be similiar to training a dog to hunt qual but without the pointing?
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