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greypartridge

My teenage daughter is in to it. Has boys at school asking her opinion on shotguns and deer hunting :D

Taught her the outdoors ... fishing, hunting , cooking wild game.

Would rather have her teenage values with DD rather than say "Marilyn Manson" :ghostface:  :ghostface:  :ghostface:

I watched early on....good humor....have not seen the new series yet. I am glad she enjoys it and can form her own opinions.....she has always been a trend setter

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MAArcher
The most die hard duck hunters I know do not mess with dogs.

This includes my neighbor who kills upwards of 200 a year because he has structured his whole life around duck hunting.  He pours fancy stamped concrete for a living so works very little during duck season.  He has never been married.  Just hunts every spare moment.

 No dog.    

I think he does borrow his cousins' dog sometimes when he is going somewhere that a dog would be useful.

I like Duck Dynasty and have considered getting cable to watch it.

I have a really hard time believing anyone who hunts ducks without a dog does a good job of recovering all their cripples.  I know a number of guys who hunt ducks without a dog and its shameful what they leave in the field.  

I'd kill and retrieve more ducks if I hunted without my dog, just because she's a PITA and while I'm dealing with her, ducks are flying.  While she’s swimming in circles ignoring my signals, ducks are flying.  While I'm holding back from shooting because she's chasing a cripple on the other side of the word, ducks are flying.  But I don't have any interest in doing it without her.  

Rare is the guy who can start out duck hunting an inexperienced hunter and right from the get go show such self control and judgment that none of his birds end up in the thick stuff.  Maybe if your an open water and cornfield hunter you can get away without a dog, but I don't see getting it done in the beaver ponds and salt marshes I hunt without a dog.

As far as I can tell the Duck Commander guys hunt with a dog, I just don't understand why they don't have one sitting next to them in their pickup trucks and following them around all day?  What kind of people are they really?  By all accounts shouldn't there be a lab who sleeps all day curled up on a dog bed in Willy's office?  Make the show 10x better at least.

Never trust a dogless duck hunter.

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topdog1961

Phil was a real hell raiser in his younger years.  Look at him now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qop_3ocgqlo

And I take back what I said about $ getting them beautiful wives.

Click on the video about Terry Bradshaw.  Phil did indeed tell him he would rather hunt than throw touchdowns, so he could be the quarterback.  

There was an episode about dogs.  They hunted doves with them.

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MAArcher

Phil was a real hell raiser in his younger years.  Look at him now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qop_3ocgqlo

There was an episode about dogs.  They hunted doves with them.

I don't really doubt their character and find Phil’s story inspirational.  But renting a dog to film an episode sure doesn't make you a dog man.

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ThomGordon

The most die hard duck hunters I know do not mess with dogs.

Cruel & un-ethical is my opinion of your description of a die hard duck hunter.

No dog? No hunt is my philosophy. There's something wrong with hunting birds, any bird without a hound in tow. If for nothing more or less than the retrieval of downed/crippled bird's.

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erik meade

Wow -

I can't believe it has been 10 years sense brother Uppie's famous sermon.  It has been brought back up now and again - but sounds like we are due for a reminder.

http://www.uplandjournal.com/cgi-bin....;t=6292

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erik meade

He talks about his dogs starting about half way through here.

He says he used to train them in the field, on the job training... (no yard work, training dummies, etc.)  Since his last best dog died he has been hunting with trained dogs from a kennel down there.  The guy loaned him a dog for duck season, then Phil sends the dog back for the rest of the year...

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ScottGrush
 But renting a dog to film an episode sure doesn't make you a dog man.

Some guys are dog guys, some are gun guys, some are bird guys.

I'd guess Phil is a bird guy and his boys follow his lead.

You ever see the tired, old worn out guns he lays out to oil up? He ain't a gun guy either but I bet he's killed a pile of ducks in his days.

You can see the same thing on the pages of this board, most here fit into one of those three categories.

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ThomGordon
:ghostface:

Damn dude, you still haven't picked yerself up a hound yet?

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popplecop
They are based in NE Louisiana, do not have a large gator problem, but do have some.  I hunt SW Louisiana and have hunted in some warm weather and see numerous gators.  Don't use dogs on those days, all depends on water temperature and sunshine. Gators are hungry in late Dec. and early Jan.  Thankfully does not happen most of the time.

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Goshawk
:ghostface:

Damn dude, you still haven't picked yerself up a hound yet?

No sir... the kennel is still a very lonely place.

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Brad Eden
Wow -

I can't believe it has been 10 years sense brother Uppie's famous sermon.  It has been brought back up now and again - but sounds like we are due for a reminder.

http://www.uplandjournal.com/cgi-bin....;t=6292

Yeah, that's classic Uppie. I just reread it and was surprised he mentioned Viagra. Cant believe its been was on the market since 2003. :laugh:

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trust me
I just reread it and was surprised he mentioned Viagra. Cant believe its been was on the market since 2003. :laugh:

I suppose it's true that time does indeed fly, when you're having fun...

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