Darby - ready for opening day dove!

U TU T MemberPosts: 405 Member
Here's Darby at about 8 1/2 months old. (puppy photo at 8 wks) She's progressing very well. She's been trailing pheasant wings, ducks, and pigeons for months, and loves it. We started training on live pigeons, planting them, and loves finding them, flushing them, and retrieiving them, on water and on land. Dove season starts Sept. 1, and so does goose season. I think she'll handle a goose on water, but might be a little big for her on land. She's about 65# now. Darby8-12-12.jpgDarby7-28-1262077.jpgDarby1-28-12004-1.jpg


  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,520 Senior Member
    Oh, man. :love::love: She's gorgeous! My pup is about the same age, and weight, but decidedly NOT ready for hunting (my fault).
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 7,487 Senior Member
    This is where the rubber meets the road - best of luck on the hunt! I'm leaving my guy home for dove because the yahoos make it way too dangerous in the cramped areas we have to hunt publicly. I'm saving him for the duck/upland opener where he can try his hand at retrieving and can also get in some pointing time.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • U TU T Member Posts: 405 Member
    Didn't you get a chocholate Lab?
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,520 Senior Member
    Yep. Remy.

    He's not big, but he's as tough as nails.
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