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  1. Fisherdog, no big deal she/he will pick-up the game. Like pheasant once she learns the ground rules for this bird she/he will be an allstar. Get some grouse wings from grouse and let her find them in the yard, the woods before you hunt, etc. Grouse are easier than pheasant as they generally don't run and flush nicely. But its the terrain that sucks it seems that as far as birds go you can just walk cutting trails but as most game-birds go sometimes you have to bushwhack to find food sources and nesting areas. It will be a question of how much time your willing to wait to allow her to acclimate to the new species. I recommend getting a really good bell (Dunns carries great swedish cowbells that are excellent) or beeper collars (annoying and noisy but very effective) and if you haven't already invested into and ecollar and received the proper training with it then you might also think about dropping 400 - 500 dollars on a good one and getting some good training on how to use it. Great tools Putt'em up and knock'em down!!!
  2. Just get out and hunt. Dependent on their age and experience they've a good idea as to whats going on and hey they won't pick-up grouse scent on the prairie. It's about getting on the desired species for the first time this year and if, like your username indicates, you have setters which is also the only breed I've experience with) then you've undoubtedly used both grouse and pheasant wings in the past and seen the dogs reaction to one or the other (either way the typical reaction is analogous to that of a crack-addict seeing the object of their addiction). Putt'em up and knock'em down this weekend!!!
  3. Hey Fishnforfun good point it's really crazy for responsible trout fisherman (fly or Spin) to keep anything big from a stream in which the trout are struggling to reproduce naturally. The "big-ones" are those that have the appropriate genetic material that has allowed them to grow to substantial proportions and thse should be allowed to pass their genetic material throughout the rivers trout population. To embellish a bit. Due to their spatially predictable nature these fish commonly become part of the fishing experience on a regular basis. The beauty of trout lies in their predictable nature and this nature allows the fish to be named by those fishermen who are lucky enough to make their acquaintance. These are the fish that are often refered to in conversation by name. The next time you catch a big one put it back and by allowing it to spread its genetic material across the population it will allow yourself and someone else to enjoy the opportunity to catch it and its offspring again in the years to come. I hope, and as it seems, that this opinion towards trout fishing develops along with the trout waters of Minnesota!!
  4. I was wondering if any one has any experience with Lake Superior Steelhead on the fly? Any information would be of interest! ------------------ Fish-On!
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