Small Game '19

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2019/10/27 18:15:06 (permalink)

Small Game '19

Got that first deer in the freezer, so I decided to take Nina for a run Saturday afternoon. I usually avoid the first day of pheasant, but when I drove to the gamelands around noon there was only one other truck parked there so we gave it a shot. Put the first hen up within 10 minutes and a true shot from the Daly 20ga o/u had it on the ground slapping the dog in the face with its wings. That was all it took to get the dog pumped up and back in the swing of it.

Roamed around for a while looking for another. Few times the dog got "birdy" and I waited for one to flush, but nothing. Finally got tired of walking in the drizzle and told the dog we were heading to the truck. On the way back she managed to do her thing one more time putting up 2 hens. The Daly dropped another and we were on our way.

Pic of one super happy pooch

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    BeenThereDoneThat.
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/27 18:31:44 (permalink)
    Nope.... I can't do it, I can't not be quiet, not for a post like this.

    Super Crappy_Slayer thanks for sharing and congratulations on a good hunt.

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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/27 18:42:10 (permalink)
    Unfortunately in my bird dog era,hens where a no no....congrats to both of you.....nothing like hunting over a dog.
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/28 07:10:56 (permalink)
    That dog's look says it all.Congrats.

    You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/28 07:14:32 (permalink)
    Nothing quite like a happy bird dog.

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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/28 18:15:25 (permalink)
    Took Nina for a short run today. She ended up happy again cause she got to roll in something dead she found. Me.......not so happy.....bath time.....
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/28 18:58:29 (permalink)
    OHhhh Nina.. how could you?? ☺

    Crappy_Slayer there is a good ending to your adventure..... better you, than us.🎃

    Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
     
     
     
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/31 20:20:51 (permalink)
    Hit the local gamelands on a dreary afternoon today. Only one other truck parked there when I showed up. As Nina and I worked thru the area, we turned a corner and out in the distance I managed to spot the only other hunter out in the distance sporting full camo and a shotgun. Now maybe he was hunting something other than pheasants that doesnt require any orange, but for the area he was in I think it was probably a bad choice. Once he spotted me he snuck forward and squatted in some bushes like I didn't see him. Decided to turn back and avoid any chance if an accident with this guy. Heard about 2 dozen shots from him over the next hour, so either he was hunting ducks, a **** poor shot, or bagging more pheasants than he should.

    Anyway, Nina and I worked another area and put up 5 birds as she did a great job. 2 there was no shot at, 1 I missed (as she gave me the normal WTF look), and 2 roosters in the bag. Happy pooch again today 👍

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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/31 20:33:22 (permalink)
    WTF ....…  animals have that special trait of letting you know what they're thinking.   Great story, great hunt, great times and thanks for letting us be there.

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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/31 20:57:53 (permalink)
    They sure do BTDT. Was just happy she didn't give me the " hey there's some really stinky chit over here we can roll in" look today.....lol
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/31 21:03:33 (permalink)
    ha  haa ha.....  too much neighbor.... tooo much.  Good doggy, good Nina.  

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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/10/31 21:05:29 (permalink)
    Good hunt....had a couple of female beagles that where chit rollers and one even enjoyed recycled .....grossed me out.....I added some Adolfs meat tenderiser to her food.....she seemed to out grow...thank goodness....
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/11/01 07:20:50 (permalink)
    Nina is having a wonderful season. Cudos to you for providing it.

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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/11/02 14:33:07 (permalink)
    Definitly been a fun season so far with the dog. Went out for a little while yesterday. Flushed one hen I didn't get a shot at. Fun part of the day was I decided to get off the beaten path some back in the woods along a swamp edge. The dog was working the thick brush on the edge and ended up flushing a nice gobbler right to me. One day too early.
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/11/19 19:45:45 (permalink)
    No one small game hunts here anymore...? Been out chasing birds with Nina a few times since my last post with a few birds taken and the dog managing to catch one that tried to hide in some thick brush. Some pizz poor shotgun work by me lately too. Archery always seems to take over at some point, but with that over its time to run the dogs some more.

    Today was Elsa the feist dogs turn now that she can't tree any hunters in their stands. Thought I'd get her warmed up for when my niece and nephew come at thanksgiving. She was turned into a house dog earlier in the year and I thought maybe that would make her a little soft, but she put those thoughts to rest minutes after I cut her loose into the woods to chase them treerats. Was a short hunt with the sun setting early these days, but we bagged 3 greys that she treed, and had 2 more trees that I couldn't manage to see with the rapidly fading sunlight. All in all it was a great 1hr hunt, and the feist dog looked ecstatic to get out and stretch here legs. Wish I had some happy dog pics to share but it got too dark too fast.
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    Re: Small Game '19 2019/11/19 22:43:41 (permalink)
    rippinlip
    That dog's look says it all.Congrats.


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