Ok the other planted bird post went off topic (great thread) so in there I saw people say that they did let dogs catch birds. I also saw people say that pen birds don't fly like wild birds.
I have a pigeon trap (thanks to rugergundog) and have caught 5 wild pigeons so far. I have tucked there head and put them to sleep per perfect start. So the bird is not going to fly until I come up and "wake it up". I am pretty confident that Wyatt used his nose and found the birds. Now my next step was to get a launcher to work on points. Is there a way to put birds on the ground so you know where they are but will fly when the dog comes in?
If you use a launcher, is it remote? If not how do you use it?