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Finding a Few

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:45 pm

A few shots from this past week. Hunting public land with low bird numbers but finding birds on each hunt so feeling fortunate. Trying out a new image post site.

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Covey Point from this morning. I got my phone out but it would not wake up with my gloves on, so I used my teeth to get my glove off, woke up the phone and snapped a couple of photos. Then waded into the heavy cover to flush and a covey of quail blew up. I fired twice through heavy brush and dropped a hedgeball dead as a hammer on the first and a broke wing cripple on the second. Waded through heavy trees, brush and briars to my mark, not at all sure how precisely I was on it, and asked Spud to hunt dead. He did diligently, eventually expanding and then showing up with the live cripple. Not a mark on it when I cleaned it. I appreciate a soft mouthed dog.

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Spud pointed the Rabbit, it broke, and a short sight chase ensued coming right at me. The rabbit saw me, panicked, and turned back. That was a mistake and Spud delivered the rabbit alive at heel. I fumbled the handoff and the rabbit was on the run again. Spud delivered it alive again and I did better this time. It is cut up, soaking in cold water now with plans to brown it, cover it with cream of chicken soup and bake for dinner tonite.

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Re: Finding a Few

Postby orhunter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:05 pm

Great stuff Kent. Rabbits is good eats. Used to get a few while Chukar hunting but one day they were gone. Think the Golden Eagles probably ate what I didn't shoot?
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Re: Finding a Few

Postby jlw034 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:40 pm

Great story. Jealous of that dog.
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Re: Finding a Few

Postby mtlhdr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:40 pm

Nice work. Pheasants, quail, and rabbits definitely make for some good eats. Good job Team Spud.
(Photos look good on desktop, cut off on smartphone. I have the same problem. Gotta resize em)
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Re: Finding a Few

Postby RowdyGSP » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:16 pm

Helluva mixed bag... and that dog continues to impress me. Thanks for sharing.
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