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Dogs first full season

Postby Stretch » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:42 am

September 1 is right around the corner. This will be my WPG first season for the most part. He will be 11 months old when we kick the season off. I’m excited to see how much he will learn through out the season and the same for me. Going on a 16 hour drive to Montana to spend the week then home for a week and of on a 13 hour to Michigan Upper Peninsula to hunt the grouse woods with my uncle and his setter. We will be back in Iowa after that Dove hunting until waterfowl and pheasant openers hit. Going to be a good time. This is my first bird dog so not completely sure what to expect for his first full season, besides he going to get the hair hunted off him and hopefully makes a damn good dog that everyone wants to hunt behind.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby orhunter » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:09 pm

We will need photographic proof.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Fieldlab » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:14 pm

Exciting times enjoy !
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Sounds like you two are in for a lot of fun. Forrest
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 pm

Sounds like you two are in for a lot of fun. Forrest
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Spindog » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 pm

We will be in Michigan's Western UP for a couple weeks this season. Can't wait! then off below the bridge for the rest of the season. Have fun and enjoy. We will keep a light on for you!
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:10 am

In the past I failed to take many photos of my prior puppies and dogs. I corrected that with my current dog and having action shots to look back on is really enjoyable. I use a small digital camera I carry in my game vest or front pouch of my waders.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Willie T » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:20 am

Stretch, the first dog is usually the one you remember the most. Those are exciting times! It sound like you are going about things the right way. Put it on lots of birds and enjoy the ride!
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Stretch » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:07 pm

I’m not much on taking pictures most the time but will try and take a few. Hopefully by next spring we will be ready for UT test.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby RowdyGSP » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:00 am

Sounds like your pup is gonna get some great exposure This year... pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Stretch » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:17 pm

How you supposed to kill stuff with a camera in your hand. Flash it to death lol. That and I only have two hand so you figure shotgun, beer, pretty well full up need a third hand for a camera. So now you can see why I’m not much on pictures but I well try to get a few if that’s the only way things happen around here lol.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby AverageGuy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:26 pm

Dog on point - take photos with a zoom lens before you get close enough to possibly flush the bird, have a hunting partner along - let them go in and shoot while you snap a few photos, shoot a bird - reach into your game bag grab the camera, wake it up, kneel down and get a cool shot of your pup running back to you with the bird, shoot a few birds - find a pretty backdrop, hang the birds with zip ties or wire, set your pup in front and snap a few photos, drop some ducks or geese in the decoys grab the camera and take some photos as the dog retrieves ...
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby jlw034 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:32 pm

One of my favorite photos from my pups first winter is of her retrieving a pheasant over virgin snow. As I was kneeling, other birds were flushing withing gun range, but that photo means more than more birds in the bag.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Stretch » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:14 am

Just heading home from Montana. Got into sharpies and some Huns. Can’t be prouder of my dog did a good job.
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Re: Dogs first full season

Postby Stretch » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:21 am

I would post a picture but keeps saying file is to big.
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