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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:46 am  Reply with quote
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Glad to see little Smoke is hunting hard. He overcame a lot.
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Gil S
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:03 pm  Reply with quote
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We are having a tough time in an old standby of an area. Not finding many birds. Emily Dickinson said that "hope is the thing with feathers." Here's hoping that tomorrow will bring us things with brown feathers. One bird today. Sadie and Pop with Floyd:
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Gil S
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:36 pm  Reply with quote
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A fine day in the rivercane with Floyd, Ben and Billy escorted by Abby, Pop and Sadie. Willa rode the bench due to having to safeguard stitches. She’ll be up and at’em soon. We had 15-20 flushes and bagged six. Good day with friends and dogs.

One flat worn out dog, Abby. Note the rivercane camo pattern on Floyd's dog box.
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Pop surveying the tailgate, Floyd, Abby, Sadie in the right box, Billy and Ben.
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Top to bottom, Billy's 20 gauge Superposed Midas Grade (equivalent); Ben's 28 ga. Marocchi; My 16 ga. MF Ideal 302 Clunkerette. Floyd's Ithaca SKB 20 ga. was camera shy.
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fourtrax
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Your tearing them up there Gil!

Keep on keepin on.

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Rick Grimes
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 am  Reply with quote



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Looks like everyone had a good time Gil. Give those puppers an ear rub from me for a job well done. Be sure to miss a few so the pup and I have some to play with come March. Wink

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Going into coverts becomes less a chase with the sole purpose of killing; it remains important to find game but the gratification-and I keep coming back to that word-is in the beauty of finding it. George Bird Evans A Dog, A Gun, And Time Enough.
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Gil S
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:04 am  Reply with quote
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Rick, FT, it's been a strange season here. One huge tract that has been historically productive with numerous coverts has been a big disappointment, but our numbers overall riding home in the truck are even with this time last season. We've found two new big tracts widely separated from our old haunts. Difference between the two seasons may be woods moisture. It is considerably drier this year. The last 2 hours yesterday were amazing. The birds were in rivercane 10 to 15' high with stalks as big around as a 12 ga. shell. Very challenging shooting. Best comment of the year was by a buddy who said: "It's not like they are hard to hit,it's just they are so easy to miss." As far as leaving some for you in March, Rick, my shooting is woodcock friendly from their standpoint and you will have plenty to fool with soon enough. Very Happy Gil
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Gil S
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:53 pm  Reply with quote
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Hunted today with worn-out dogs. The productive spot bordered a swamp and the birds were on the hill adjacent to the swamp’s edge “nooning” in straight as an arrow sweet gum saplings of about an inch and a half diameter. I tried taking a photo, but it must not have happened. We found at least a dozen birds in about an hour’s time, but of note, four got up from one spot and three from another. We often have pairs get up but never more than that previously. We ended up with 5 but gave the landowner one before we finished.

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Abby, Sadie and Pop—all three in need of a rest after Pop and Sadie hunted three days in a row and Abby, two.
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simcgunner
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