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Another new guy here.

Post by K9BigDog » Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:40 am

Hi All,

I'm new to the forum. I'm Joe and I'm from New York, a few miles south of the West Point Military Academy. I'm 56 and a semi-retired LEO. By semi-retired, I mean I "officially" retired after an almost 34 year career and now I'm back with my department on a part-time basis which mostly just gets me out of the house one or two days a week. :lol: I'm also a part-time musician, DJ and I like to cook. Wild game and BBQ are my specialties. And of course my hunting and fishing.
I used to run beagles for many years and I was the first K9 Handler in the history of my agency. All my life I wanted a bird dog and after I retired I finally made that dream come true. I have an English setter, female and she's 3 years old now. I spend a lot of time with her in the Catskill Mountains of NY chasing grouse and running on state land for stocked birds and preserves. She's a little on the small side, only 35lbs, but she's absolutely fierce in the field and very natural with her retrieves. She's very fast but seems to know how to adjust her range to the terrain. I'm hoping this fall to maybe get her up to Maine and really get her dialed in on the grouse. The property I hunt in the Catskills also touches the East Branch of the Delaware and I suspect that during certain times there are woodcock down there. We'll find out this year. :D Hope to get to know you all better and learn a few things and maybe help out a bit too.

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Post by deseeker » Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:38 am

Welcome to the forum. :D

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Post by NEhomer » Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:29 am

Welcome to the forum. I too have a setter and I'm just across the line in MA~

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Post by ckirsch » Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:48 am

Welcome, and thanks so much for your many years in law enforcement! Keep us posted on your setter's progress.

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Post by weimdogman » Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:23 am

Thanks for your service! Welcome to the forum😀

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Post by fishvik » Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:29 am

Welcome to the forum.

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Post by Sharon » Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:44 am

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you will be able to make a good contribution here. Your post brought back some very good memories- I also had a 35 pound setter who was " fierce in the fields". :)
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Post by Max2 » Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:15 pm

Welcome from another NY guy and his GSP side kick Axe -
Happy to see another from NY coming on . Quite familar with the areas you make note of and look forward to following along.

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