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Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby RowdyGSP » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Kicked off the official start of Fall with a beautiful 55 degree day. It rained overnight but quit by dawn, and with overcast skies, it was a good morning to load Rowdy up and chase grouse. We hunted hard putting in lots of miles at various elevations. We found a total of 3 ruffs in 24 dog miles covered. 2 were pointed and 1 wild flushed. Rowdy and I were also joined by 3 very nice hounds who hunted with us for 5 minutes or so before taking off ona spur road on their own, each wearing a Garmin GPS collar. Leaves are starting to turn yellow, orange and red... tamaracks starting to turn too. Ruffed and blue grouse on the mind... it's a good time of year.

P.S. I apologize for the small pics, now it says no pics larger than 600 pixels when I try to click on the large size on imgur....

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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 am

Ah to be on young legs following a birddog in Idaho. Bet the air smelled great.
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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby Sooty42 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:55 am

That’s awesome! Great photos.
I love getting out in the woods and hunting forest grouse. But you are right Averageguy it can be a work out. So far the pup and I have bagged 2 Ruff’s and 2 Mt. quail. He pointed a grouse last weekend, but it flushed and I never even saw it. Gonna get after it again this weekend, I’m hoping the rain holds off.
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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby Deuce » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:03 am

Nice! I appreciate the opportunity to live vicariously through you and the hounds. Keep it up.
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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby mtlhdr » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:29 pm

Good job Eric and Rowdy! Still waiting on fall here, well fall temperatures anyways. Hot and dry conditions making things rough. Supposed to cool off substantially this weekend. Keep up the good work boys.
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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby LongHammer » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Great pics and a great time of year to be out. When I see other peoples pics of far off mountainous places I wonder what makes a man inflict such misery on themselves. Then I have to sit at my desk thinking of those places I have never been longing to inflict that misery upon myself. This might be our last full week in the 100s. Summer is loosing it's grip.
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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby RowdyGSP » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:40 pm

LongHammer wrote:Great pics and a great time of year to be out. When I see other peoples pics of far off mountainous places I wonder what makes a man inflict such misery on themselves. Then I have to sit at my desk thinking of those places I have never been longing to inflict that misery upon myself. This might be our last full week in the 100s. Summer is loosing it's grip.


There is one reason and one reason only I inflict such misery upon myself. When I climb a ridge, struggling up it for an hour or sometimes even two to reach the top in pursuit of mountain birds, the views can be incredible. When you reach the top, sweat pouring off you even though temps are in the 30s and you question your sanity. You look up and in front of you is this:

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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby LongHammer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:51 pm

Every year I fell more and more humbled by effort and beauty that hunting has provided me.
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Re: Nothing Says Fall Like...

Postby orhunter » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:14 pm

Longhammer:

When I first joined Vdogs and my good Griff was in her first year, I’d post pictures of the country we hunted and the flatlanders really got an eyefull. Eric knows where I’m talking about. They’d also kid me about packing that heavy A-5 over the rough terrain. Well, that’s where the birds are and the A-5 is like an extension of my body. Good combination. A gun is heavy only if you think it is.
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