- Aug 20, 2001
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Do you need a dog training permit to use live pigeons in CA? ...just curious. I know you need a permit for using live, raised gamebirds.
Dana,I had asked the DFG that same question about whether or not at a hunt test you need a lic., even if you are not the one shooting the bird. The answer they gave me was....YES
They quoted me what is in the regs., "Each person taking domestically reared game birds."
If you recieve (take from your dog) the bird. Then you must have a hunting lic. for Calif. Now I have not yet seen them enforce that rule, but hey, it could happen.[/b]
Dave I'm not really sure what your getting at, but there are plenty of folks that take there dog out hunting that have no clue of the " Reality" of what a hunting dog should and could be. I'm willing to bet that the majority of the tiltled dogs of what ever breed that have a MH/FC would have not problems in a real hunting situation.many of the folks competing, testing, trialing in these events, are, in fact, non-hunters!
Many of these folks aspire their breeding programs to contain the various field titles! That said, yes, there are many that haven't placed a foot in the natural uplands/blinds to learn whether their charges actually have what it takes, except of course, within a "judges eyes"
Trials/tests show explicitly, the fantastic training of these charges/champions!
However, there ARE many of these owners/trainers, that have yet to spend dreary cold mornings within a waterfowl blind, or traverse the hillsides, with or without snow, behind their champions to see "REALITY'
That said, you better believe, there ARE multitudes of the "flip side of the coin" they are the true "dog men/women" those that DO get into the "naturals" with their canines for the pursuit of the "WILD"
My hat is off to each and everyone, for they're the true "Dog Man"[/b]