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      I had no idea DW and I were so good with duck calls!

      DW and I took Brooks out to do some field training this evening. Brooks had done several marks of about 50 yards. I moved our start spot back about ten yards and gave a call, as I did this I noticed a single Mallard Drake fly overhead. DW gives her call, tosses the bumper, I send Brooks, he retrieves it back to hand. Very nice. We move back another 10 yards or so, and just about when I'm going to call, I see the duck land in the same spot the bumpers were landing. I had Brooks on a 100' long line as his recall hasn't been exactly spot on lately, but I wasn't holding it. I had just told him mark about the same time. Before I could react, he see's the duck, and takes off. I called him, but it was useless, and in the time to took me to react, I couldn't grab the long line. Brooks is hauling a$$ at the duck, I'm running as fast as I can, which isn't all that fast. DW is running toward Brooks and the duck. About now the duck is 50' in the air heading away, Brooks goes over a small rise and I can't see him. I give 3 quick toots on the whistle hoping for the best. Well, don't you know about 3 seconds later Brooks comes hauling ass back over the rise, right past DW, straight to me. From maybe 100 yards away. I guess all that training has worked out after all!!!!!

      I can only think that duck was called in by the skilled calling exhibited by DW and myself!!!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      DW and I took Brooks out to do some field training this evening. Brooks had done several marks of about 50 yards. I moved our start spot back about ten yards and gave a call, as I did this I noticed a single Mallard Drake fly overhead. DW gives her call, tosses the bumper, I send Brooks, he retrieves it back to hand. Very nice. We move back another 10 yards or so, and just about when I'm going to call, I see the duck land in the same spot the bumpers were landing. I had Brooks on a 100' long line as his recall hasn't been exactly spot on lately, but I wasn't holding it. I had just told him mark about the same time. Before I could react, he see's the duck, and takes off. I called him, but it was useless, and in the time to took me to react, I couldn't grab the long line. Brooks is hauling a$$ at the duck, I'm running as fast as I can, which isn't all that fast. DW is running toward Brooks and the duck. About now the duck is 50' in the air heading away, Brooks goes over a small rise and I can't see him. I give 3 quick toots on the whistle hoping for the best. Well, don't you know about 3 seconds later Brooks comes hauling ass
      back over the rise, right past DW, straight to me. From maybe 100 yards away. I guess all that training has worked out after all!!!!!

      I can only think that duck was called in by the skilled calling exhibited by DW and myself!!!!
      Barry,
      Don't quit ye day job. Evening is a period of increased duck movement as birds move to water roosts for the evening's rest. Try ye calling skills mid-day and if ye get the same results then ye can go free-agent in doing call endorsements and sound clips for the big call makers. LMIAO.

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      Maybe he thought the bumper was a lady duck.

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      Well let's look at all the positives in the story! Your dog is birdy as all get out. If they could put that in a bottle and sell it there would be a lot more FC's in the world and the manufacturers would be rich. The dog did a super long recall from out of sight when you know and I know that HE KNEW you could never catch him. So, that was some load of distractions there.

      Good job!

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      Barry, I always knew you were a quack!!!!!!!!!!! Good job Brooks.
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