Harlee retrieves doves for me. Even if they dont sit with you and watch the bird go down, you can walk them in from downwind and they will find em every time.
This is a little known secret about lacy's. A lot of people have told me they wont retrieve; they dont say that after Harlee brings them a couple of birds lol.
I shopped around before I I got Harlee from Jack Foreman for this very reason. Harlee's mom " Brooke" will do everything but take the shotgun away from you and go kill a limit of birds for you.
I dont make her sit with me most of the time, so she doesn't always know where the bird goes down, but its easy enough to walk her over to where the bird went down and she'll find it. Thats good enough for me. I hate to shoot em down and then loose them.
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