December Pheasants

Guy Miner

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Apr 6, 2006
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My son and I took the dog and our shotguns for a little walk today. We found five roosters, but only brought home four. One got up at an odd angle, my son missed two shots, and he would have been in my line of fire, so I never even shouldered my shotgun. Good day though, we enjoyed!

Here's the good old Ithaca (SKB) 20 gauge double he uses. It came to me in 1969! Still in beautiful condition.
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And, you'd think a fellow who had just made a terrific shot, bringing down this bird, would smile.
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Regards, Guy
 

Slimfinn

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Nov 28, 2018
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That's great, good times!. I wish i could get my girls into bird hunting, maybe next fall
 

salmonchaser

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Dec 13, 2013
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New dog is working out, excellent. I have one of those SKBs also. Lively in a 20 ga.


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DrMike

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Nov 8, 2006
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An excellent day, indeed. What did you do to keep your son from smiling, Guy?
 

gbflyer

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Mar 28, 2017
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Awesome! Brings back great memories hunting pheasants as a young man over my beloved GSP. [emoji22]He may have missed a retrieve a handful of times at most...we had a commercial hunting operation and he got a ton of practice...probably 3000 or more birds over his lifetime...
 

Guy Miner

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Apr 6, 2006
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gbflyer":32b5v00t said:
Awesome! Brings back great memories hunting pheasants as a young man over my beloved GSP. [emoji22]He may have missed a retrieve a handful of times at most...we had a commercial hunting operation and he got a ton of practice...probably 3000 or more birds over his lifetime...

Wow! You and Salmonchaser have done a LOT more bird hunting than I have. Awesome.

Guy
 

Guy Miner

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Apr 6, 2006
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DrMike":374s98d1 said:
An excellent day, indeed. What did you do to keep your son from smiling, Guy?

I think he was tired of Dear ol' Dad asking him to pose for yet another hunting photo. I think I got one of him smiling too though. I'll check.

He should smile about one of his shots! Dang, that rooster got up, the 20 barked and the rooster was falling before I could even shoulder my shotgun! Yee Haw!

He was pretty pleased with that.

Guy
 

DrMike

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Nov 8, 2006
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It is a great time for us dads (and granddads) whenever a family member joins us in the field. You have to be a proud dad, Guy. Congratulations, you and Mrs. Minor did well in your boys.
 

gbflyer

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Mar 28, 2017
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Guy Miner":9zqxvuc6 said:
gbflyer":9zqxvuc6 said:
Awesome! Brings back great memories hunting pheasants as a young man over my beloved GSP. [emoji22]He may have missed a retrieve a handful of times at most...we had a commercial hunting operation and he got a ton of practice...probably 3000 or more birds over his lifetime...

Wow! You and Salmonchaser have done a LOT more bird hunting than I have. Awesome.

Guy

More of a factory actually and I just handled the dog. I’m a terrible shot with a scatter gun.
 

cloverleaf

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Sep 10, 2006
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As you know, you are a blessed man. Looks like fun! Will post a pic of some of the country where I was hunting as a kid. Again, glad you could go, especially with your son, and that one is left to go after next time. :) CL
 
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