I know you guys like hunting with your dogs. I like hunting with mine too. Our rule is if you have your own field dogs are allowed. We don’t allow them on combined groups. The problem is…what is a good dog to you is not to someone else. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Unless your dog is capable of not breaking and doing long blind retrieves you are better off leaving them at home. It is a myth that you need to get your dog on a lot of birds to make them good. They need to have the foundation drilled into them in the back yard and then it will carry over to the field. Almost without exception when we allowed dogs on combined groups I will get an ear full from the other members of the party.
If you want to bring a dog you have two options. 1) Bring 6 hunters. 2) Pay for 6 hunters and bring as many or as few hunters as you like up to 6.
Late Thursday we had a father/son call. They wanted to hunt on Fri/Sat. I told them we had room. When they got to the field they let two dogs out. When Curt told them they weren’t going to be able to hunt them he said “We can make an exception just this time”. When Curt said we were not going to make an exception “just this time” the gentleman got mad and left for home.
So guy please help us out. Something like this happens almost every year. If you want to bring a dog you can choose one of the two options that will allows you to have one. We will not allow them on combined parties.
Thanks for the help.