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Chasing Roosters

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:49 pm

Got a photo on this afternoons hunt I wanted to share. The Pup was wise beyond his age today. Track and Point, Track and Point ... Kept his head, stuck with them, and got us a limit of roosters pinned down for gimme shots, each one. Excited and had to share with folks who know how it is.

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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby mtlhdr » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:35 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby Texasphez » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:42 pm

That is a good looking pup averageGuy! Sounds like he handled them perfectly.

Texas pheasant season FINALLY opens tomorrow, and I can't wait till morning. Our bird numbers are finally recovering from the drought in 2011, and I am looking forward to a great season. Hope my pup gets things figured out the way that one is.

That is a beautiful picture and a beautiful dog!
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:42 pm

Thank you both.

TxPhez - Credit goes to the Breeder as always. Good luck in the morning. Post up some photos.
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby jarbo03 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:14 am

Great stuff! Watching pups learn how to handle running roosters is a thing of beauty. Haven't been out since the opener, need to change that.
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby slistoe » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:23 am

Nice picture.
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:59 pm

First day in SD and Spud's first exposure to the mega numbers of running/flushing pheasants. All things considered we did well with it - never blew my whistle and the ecollar tone recall kept things under reasonable control. Hunted a huge sea of cattails.

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Was brisk. I ended up buying the uninsulated Kenetrek Mt Boots and am real happy with them.

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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby jlw034 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:00 pm

Sea of cattails. Separate the men from the boys. Will be hitting cattails myself this week. I think there is enough ice around here, but I still might walk in my waders lol.

Looking good!
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby AverageGuy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:23 pm

Had a good trip to SD. Temps at the start of each day ranged from -1 to 4 degrees. So the birds were in the cedar tree rows, which for one guy and 10 month old puppy makes for poor dog work, or the Cattails which were perfect.

The Wife took a few shots as Spud and I headed out from the truck one morning and into the Cattails. I liked the profile shot of Spud.

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The late season Roosters were big, heavily feathered, tough, smart and really fast. Even with a good point it seemed like only had time for one high quality shot opportunity when they flushed and my slow motion brain processed "its a rooster! Shoot it!"

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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby STait » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:21 pm

Nice work, both of you.
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby jlw034 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:11 pm

Great pics!

Id call this kind of hunting 'trial by fire', but that wouldn't quite be right haha.

Love hunting cattails. Makes the birds taste that much better.
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby azquailhntr » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:25 pm

Those are B E A U tiful!!
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby ANick » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:24 pm

AverageGuy wrote:Got a photo on this afternoons hunt I wanted to share. The Pup was wise beyond his age today. Track and Point, Track and Point ... Kept his head, stuck with them, and got us a limit of roosters pinned down for gimme shots, each one. Excited and had to share with folks who know how it is.



AG, I can't help but think that Spud did pretty good on a place for a little hot potato to land. You keep writing and sharing photos... there's plenty reading along and enjoying the tale. :) After all, not many folks don't like spuds. :)
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:59 am

Thank you for the kind words, Gentlemen.
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Re: Chasing Roosters

Postby marysburg » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:51 pm

Everyone of us reading this thread is grinning all the way through and lingering over the great pictures. Thanks for posting. Great pup, lucky you.
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