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Training Pigeons

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Does anyone know where I could pick up some pigeons to start my young dog on? I live around the St. Cloud area.

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If you have any pheasant farms close to you, they should be getting rid of their birds soon and probably could pick up some birds for cheap. just a thought.

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If you're willing to drive about 4-5 hours southwest, I've got a farmer's bin full of them a mile and a half from my place grin

Used them to train a new shorthair pup last summer, and the guy was thrilled to have me take however many I could use.

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Contact Berg Brothers they are right in St. Cloud. I don't know if they would sell birds but they might be able to point you in the right direction.

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NWBuck if you are serious about cleaning them out shoot me an email at randalltmiller@msn.com. I would drive down and catch as many as possible.

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What do you think tess can use all them up in one weekend or what, Ken.If you need just a few in st cloud Email me at blueriverkennel@gctel.com and I can bring a few down on my way to the trial this weekend. And if Randy does not want to go get those birds I will, or we can ride togeather and split the birds and the gas Randy. Hey I got River Steady

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do you plant pigeons in a field to work on pointing? how well do they hold?

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for my dogs I usually use a launcher, but if you get them dizzy they will hold but they wont flush/fly very well. so to prevent my dog from catching them I try to use a launcher at all times.

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In my experience - the wild caught pigeons do fine with flushing when you dizzy them up. It's the wussy pen raised birds that have no flight muscles and just sit there like a dizzy bird after you plant them.

My Springer was AMAZED when he got on his first Pheasant and it actually RAN from him....

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thanks guys, now i just have to catch some. any tips on slowing down wild GSP that dont like to listen very well?

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Give me an email I can hook you up with someone.

mmi@hcinet.net

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