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Dogtra QL2 Quail Launcher Only (no electronics)

Will launch quail or barn pigeon-sized game birds for pointing and flushing dogs.


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Assembly required. Does not include Remote Transmitter or Receiver.

For remote operation add the Dogtra Remote Release Deluxe. Dogtra QL2 bird launchers are great tools to help train your hunting dog. The QL2 series will launch quail or barn pigeon-size game birds for both pointers and flushing dogs.

Dimensions: 8.6" x 4.5" x 4.3"

  • Vented for greater air flow and scent distribution
  • Adjustable spring tension allows adjustment of throwing height and quieter launches
  • Manufacturer one year limited warranty. See more Dogtra warranty information here.

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    42 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (42 of 42 responses)
    By Cole
    Great Launcher
    August 23, 2022
    This is a great launcher. I love how you don't have to mess with batteries with the receiver, having it be rechargeable is fantastic. One small down side: It's a little tight for your full grown homing pigeons. It still works, but they're in there a little snug. Overall, great product.
    • Great design, Easy to use, easy to assemble out of the box.
    • Little tight for my full grown homing pigeons. Or maybe my birds need to go in a diet.
    By Ira S.
    Great product and Service!
    May 5, 2022
    Fast shipping and great service again from gun dog supply!
    • Fast shipping!
    By Chris W.
    Western Kentucky
    Terrific training tool!
    October 10, 2020
    I have two Dogtra Quail Launchers. I trigger my launches manually but will likely add the remote next year. I use Jumbo Georgia Bobwhites and they fit fine. Easy to load. Safety is secure. I get about 10 feet of launch height. I loaded and placed the launchers about 30 minutes before I let the dog go. We approached with the breeze in our faces and he got on them. Hard 90 degree turn when we went by the first launcher so the launcher allowed good air circulation. I'm a rookie trainer but Hank my Brittany really enjoys the training. I'm using a thirty foot check cord and he holds nicely with slack in the cord. Long enough to get a couple of pictures, one of which I will attach.
    • Size
    • Secure safety
    • Easy to launch manually
    • Good air circulation
    By Kevin C.
    just what I ordered
    May 1, 2024
    This is my second launcher and it makes all the difference training my dogs. I don't know how you would do this training without it.
    • Remote controlled
    • easy to use
    • They are expensive!
    By Steve
    Worth it
    July 26, 2023
    Absolutely changes the training game.
    By Phil
    Works great
    April 21, 2023
    Works good. Smaller than I thought. It would be nice if they were just a bit bigger. But they did work great
    By Joe G.
    Townsend, MT
    Great Launcher!
    March 7, 2023
    I recently purchased this bird launcher to add to my collection of training equipment. Initially putting the thing together was fairly straight forward. Putting on the springs can be challenging and having two people for this is handy. This launcher can easily handle a pigeon / quail sized bird. I wouldn't expect to be able to use it with full sized bumpers. Puppy bumpers work OK. Also, don't expect this unit to launch a bumper very far. You will be lucky to get an 8 ft bumper launch straight up in the air. That being said, the main purpose I got this was to launch birds and it does that very well. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase.
    • Durable
    • Reliable
    • Fair priced.
    • Remote ready.
    • Tough to get the springs set.
    • Bumpers don't fly far.
    By Greg
    Great for training solo
    February 22, 2023
    Was great on the fast shipping time. Having the ability to control the launcher at a distance while training solo was a huge plus. Expandable is an added benefit, if you are looking for a bird launcher go dogtra, easy set up
    • Easy set up
    • Remote launch
    • Manual launch
    • Expandable
    • With they were one size fits all birds, being limited to one size (quail) for smaller puppies doesn't help the longer process
    By Pete
    DT QL2 Quail Launcher w/ RR Deluxe Receiver
    February 15, 2023
    This is my second DT launcher purchased from Gun Dog Supply. This item is a worthy investment for initial training and for pre-season tune-ups. Steve's assessment and product review is on point and I'd highly recommend it.
    • Easy to assemble and use during training sessions. Long range capability if needed.
    • Larger birds [pheasants] require the larger DT launcher.
    By Mika
    Great Training Tool
    January 18, 2023
    Couldn't be happier with this launcher. Looking forward to using it during the off season to work on steadiness and teach steady to flush.
    By BSB
    West Texas
    Work as advertised
    December 29, 2022
    Used the three launchers two times. So far so good. Look forward to many years of good service.
    By RJ
    West Virginia
    Simply works
    December 21, 2022
    Well made and great training device for pointing dogs
    • It works
    • None
    By Rock R.
    excellent product
    September 28, 2022
    Easy assembly , rugged, and gives a pigeon enough of a lift that even a lazy bird takes some sort of flight
    • Received in a timely manner , simple product , the fewer moving parts the better.
    • Having only used the product a few times I have not found any cons at this point.
    By Fred
    Moses Lake, WA
    Good launcher
    August 6, 2022
    I had three QL2 launchers already, with the receivers in place. I got these to expand my options. Works like it should. Simple to assemble. Reliable. Works in tandem with another QL2 (with receiver) and is plugged into it with a cable.
    • Gives the option of placing another launcher 25' away. It saves some money, not having to buy the expensive receiver.
    • Cable can get pulled inadvertently by dogs or handlers. Then it will not launch.
    By RF
    May 6, 2022
    Really like how these are built very solid, I would do a 4.5 but can't the only thing I dislike is how you have to put the locking pin in so it doesn't fly open on you. I was thinking it electronically locked and when I set them in place I hope it doesn't open up on me. Overall though works great..
    By David F.
    Des Moines, IA
    Everything I was hoping it would be
    March 2, 2022
    Quail launcher works great and is a great product would highly recommend it. Guns Dog Supply is my got to source for all of my gun dog needs. Customer service is second to none.
    By Chad A.
    Great Product from a Great Website!
    October 20, 2021
    I've been involved with training bird dogs with a group for over 6 years, the launchers they had for us to use were nowhere near as nice as this Dogtra. In fact, I have a second one on the way that would've been purchased here as well, but you had sold out at the time (not surprising). Needless to say, I've had a great experience with this company, and this is a great product they carry.
    • Long-range signal, no delay, very high launching abilities, Easy assembly, easy to use/charge, seems very durable.
    • None for me so far.
    By Mike T.
    Dallas, TX
    A Must Have
    October 20, 2021
    This is a great product and very necessary for me to train my dogs. The spring tension is great and adjustable. I hunt in a variety of environments. So I like to train in a variety as well. Being able to launch high in open country verses low in thick cover has been great. Not sure about the duck tone option! Maybe its illegal to use a quail tone? Doesn't that apply for duck also? It doesn't matter to me and it helps find the launcher at pick up time.
    By Tom
    Moseley, Va.
    Dogtra quail launcher add on
    August 31, 2021
    Shipped to me very quickly!
    Assembly of this is extremely easy.
    Highly recommend
    • Great product and easy assembly
    By Joe
    Buckey, Arizona
    First Remote Launcher!
    August 4, 2021
    I bought this brand as it was recommended to me by one of my NAVDHA charter members. Pretty easy to put together and so far works wonderfully. Launched my first few pigeons and no issues! The ones I have seen others use seem well made and they seem to last a good while. Looking forward to being able to purchase another when I can afford!
    • Easy to set up, good quality
    • A bit pricey but you pay for what you get
    By Lou
    Awesome Product!
    August 3, 2021
    It comes disassembled but it comes with the tools to put it together! The instructions were very clear. It is sturdy and the activator is built well. Now i know why people recommend the Dogtra!
    • Well Built
    • Tools included
    • Adjustable launch because of the spring
    • Clear directions
    By Steve
    Well built unit
    July 15, 2021
    Assembly was easy and the unit is well built and thought out. Adjustable launcher tension is a great feature.
    By MarkB
    Bird launcher
    March 21, 2021
    Good quality and easy to set and launch. Ordered two and one launcher was defective but Steve quickly responded and sent another launcher to exchange. That's the reason I gave it a 4 vs 5.
    • Like the spring tension to set the launcher strength
    • I use the tone I locate the launcher. Really helps when picking them up in the field to locate quickly
    • Not sure why there's a duck tone would prefer a quail tone of a flushed quail
    • The launcher receiver seems to not hold tight enough to the launcher - slides in place but does not lock in place.
    By Steve
    Quality components
    November 21, 2020
    This was the recommended units' of my professional dog trainer .. he uses his hard nearly everyday. The unit is reliable and quiet, just what the doctor ordered..
    By Gene
    Good Launchers
    November 12, 2020
    Works good!
    • Works
    • Cost
    By Allen l.
    Mustang, OK
    Good product with limitations
    September 16, 2020
    Enjoy using the launcher, but it is difficult to load. Without the door system and top load only it is somewhat difficult to ensure keeping the bird in the launcher while loading. Operation is great and there is plenty of scent flow through the launcher. I would recommend this launcher to all who train pointing dogs.
    By Larry N.
    Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
    October 11, 2018
    Very easy to use and works great when training my English Pointer pup.

    By Stephen F.
    Review for Dogtra Quail Launcher Only - QL
    June 29, 2016
    Great product because i bought it at gundog supply. Don't buy it from Dogtra website, customer service is terrible.
    By Legacy I.
    Review for Dogtra Add-On Quail Launcher w/ RR Deluxe Receiver
    May 31, 2016
    Launcher works like you expect it too. Excellent training tool.
    By Legacy I.
    Review for Dogtra Add-On Quail Launcher w/ RR Deluxe Receiver
    May 31, 2016
    The launcher works like you expect it too. Excellent training tool.
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