06. Bird Launcher

    Unless you're lucky enough to be able to train on wild birds, bird launchers are the only way to simulate a wild flush.  I like the DT Systems model because they allow you to load birds in through a trap door in the side.  This is much easier than the other models that essentially require three hands - one to hold the bird and two to close the trap.  The quail size launcher is the correct size for quail, pigeons and chukar.  http://www.gundogsupply.com/bl509.html  You'll want to start with at least two launchers.  There are some neat things you can do with the ability to simulate multiple birds flushing from the same location.

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