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Author:  Guy Miner [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:13 pm ]
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Dang, I'm looking forward to this! (y)

Get out with the dog, hopefully my son too. Shotguns, hiking boots... Chukar, huns, grouse, quail and pheasant are all possible. Really excited about this!!!

A few photos from past hunts:

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Something about getting out there, afield with the dog. The crisp fall air. Working with the dog as he ranges ahead, scenting and casting back and forth... Acting "birdy" then The Point! Locked on solidly. No doubt whatsoever. I carefully walk forward and flush the bird! Hopefully John or I hit it... :grin: Then the dog goes into a sprint, after the fallen bird. So proud at what he's done. At what we've done.

Later, relaxing at home, cooking said birds, with a glass of nice wine near at hand, a tired dog sleeping in front of the fire. A happy look on everyone's face.

Yes, I do love my upland bird hunting!

Guy

Author:  cloverleaf [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:58 pm ]
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Go get 'em Guy. I'm betting Clark is ready to go! CL

Author:  AFG270 [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:41 pm ]
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Yeah, hard to beat a good upland game hunt for excitement and a lot of shooting. A good dog makes it that much better and then the excellent meals they provide. Good luck on your hunt!

Author:  salmonchaser [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:04 pm ]
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Have fun!


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Author:  35 Whelen [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:01 pm ]
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We opened yesterday. The perfect fall day and the gods were smiling.
My year n a half old pup performed outstanding with dozens of rock solid
Points and 2 water retrieves, when birds went into the river.
Here he is with his dad "Kings Bomber Tamarack" backing his pup.
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Happy Days

Puppy "Silver Grouse Birch" guarding the game!
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Fellow on far right is Andy Rowe that worked many years
For ABC as a senior camera man, he did all of the "American Sportsman" series with Curt Gowdey in 70's
For those that can remember? Great storys about Bing Crosby, Ted Williams etc.

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Author:  salmonchaser [ Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:15 pm ]
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Wow!


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Author:  Guy Miner [ Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:36 am ]
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Good stuff! :)

Picked up ammo for the 12 & 20 gauges yesterday. Just #6 steel, as non-toxic shot is required here.

Dog is excited. He knows it's almost time to go to work!

Guy

Author:  Guy Miner [ Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:23 am ]
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Dog is bouncing around the house and yard like crazy, waiting for my son to get off work and get over here! :)

Me too.... :mrgreen:

Dog got suspicious when I pulled the shotgun out of the safe, and I swear he got a big grin on his face when I pulled out the ol' bird-hunting vest... (y)

Guy

Author:  Guy Miner [ Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:19 pm ]
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Short story: nary a shot was fired! We flushed one chukar, and I couldn't get on it fast enough to shoot.

On the other hand, we had a GREAT afternoon! Clark the dog hopped in the Jeep with my son and I, and we headed for the hills above the Columbia River here in Washington. We hiked some mighty steep country!

Conditions were poor. It was afternoon before we could get out. The sun was bright. The wind was strong. Everything was dry as a bone... So, not surprisingly, we didn't get into the birds. However...

We had a great hike in beautiful country. Clark got to work for the first time in months. We saw mule deer, and bighorn sheep! The sheep photos were from my son, using my cell phone, all we had available with us. It was simply a stellar afternoon. And the bird cleaning was rather quick & easy... :)

Clark, seeking birds:
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John, watching Clark seek birds:
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Mule deer doe & fawn:
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Lower portion of Lake Chelan:
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Ram:
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What? My feet are muddy? :mrgreen:
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It was a mighty fine afternoon, despite the lack of birds!

Guy

Author:  JD338 [ Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:28 pm ]
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Excellent adventure even if you didn't get any birds.
Watching the dog work for birds is the best part of it.

JD338

Author:  DrMike [ Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:07 pm ]
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There was some work involved in walking those steep hills. Excellent adventure, to be sure.

Author:  cloverleaf [ Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:34 pm ]
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Hmm.. a bird hunt that sees real blue sky, a high country lake, mule deer and big horn sheep. Sounds like a success to me! CL

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