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Postby AverageGuy » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:26 pm

Spud and I have been in Kansas this week. It did not disappoint. Spud got alot of action on Bobwhites and once again went 100% on recovering every bird that hit the ground, dead or alive for the trip. I love the little snot dearly. Sharing a few photos.

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Spud pointing a Pheasant
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30 MPH winds yesterday. Quail get small and gone in a hurry. Spud is doing his Dumbo imitation here.
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Spud and I followed a broke up covey into a brush and tree choked draw in the wind yesterday. He went on point in the bottom and I moved ahead to flush. 5 quail flushed using the wind and the brush to full advantage. I struggled to get on a bird and finally shot once, dropping the bird with a broken wing, up and running in the brush. I called Spud to come with me as I moved to the mark. It was so dry and windy that Spud had to put his nose down to the ground to work the track. Several times he stopped and blew dust out of his nose as he worked it 50 yards up the draw then made a 180 degree turn and moved it another 50 yards to this log pile and went on point. The cripple was hiding underneath and a chase ensued all around, over, and under it before Spud brought the bird in to hand still alive.
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Spud pointed four full coveys, one partial, numerous singles and two points on pheasants this morning. Things had mostly gone the birds way until our last drop when I was treated to back to back doubles on the Roosters and then Quail over Spuds points. Blessed and know it.
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Re: Kansas

Postby RowdyGSP » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:09 am

Spud continues to lay the hammer down... Nice work!
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Re: Kansas

Postby orhunter » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:07 am

Some beautiful photos. 'specially with spud as the centerpiece.

Mountain Quail like to dig too, so will pheasants.
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Re: Kansas

Postby mtlhdr » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:38 pm

Most excellent. Great photos and commentary. Keep it up!
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Re: Kansas

Postby J D Patrick » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:05 pm

nice hunt and a handsome dog!!
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Re: Kansas

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:18 pm

Thank you Gentlemen.
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Re: Kansas

Postby jlw034 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:24 pm

Very very cool. Keep it up!
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Re: Kansas

Postby Deuce » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:53 am

Looks like an awesome trip! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Kansas

Postby LongHammer » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 pm

Man I am almost color blind and those rooster are really popping. Did you use a filter? Dog looks great you are going to need some new boots for Xmas you are burning that pair up.
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Re: Kansas

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:09 am

Longhammer, I added some color and lighting editing to that photo due to the overcast sky. These Schnee's upland boots I am wearing this season are the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. It has been dry so they have not been tested much on extended wet conditions. I did step into some water filled slough ditches up to my knee a few times in SD and my feet stayed completely dry. I like everything about them so far, time will tell on durability but they look good so far.
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