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I'm still kicking

Postby AverageGuy » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:14 pm

I appreciate the inquiries on how the Wife and I are doing with Covid.

She is back to normal, I am lagging but better than I was for sure.

It has been 2.5 weeks. I ran a fever of 101 for a week but that passed over a week ago. Still have no smell and little taste, lungs are not 100% and I am tired alot. But I am improving. 4 people from our little country church congregation have been in the hospital and just about 100% sick. I have Friends in SD, ND and NE who have also had it in this timeframe. It is running wild and not something to be casually dismissed.

Hunted deer a few days this past week, looked at a whole lot of deer and pulled the trigger this morning. PTL we were able to drive a PU to the buck for loading.

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Going to get Tess in the field tomorrow for a short hunt.
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby Willie T » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:44 pm

Glad to hear the both of you are on the mend. Y’all have been in my prayers. Nice buck!
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:32 pm

Thank you Willie T. Much appreciated. Prayer works.

Tess and I have made short hunts the past two days locally. I am not back to normal yet but very grateful to be back in the field.

We hit a WMA in Iowa this morning which is never great due to a very low bird population. Tess got hung up on scent in a spot where some heavy grass/weed cover butted up to corn stubble and hay ground. She worked around and around. I eventually checked out mentally judging it to be a puppy hung up on scent and needing to move on.

I was wrong.

It was a public land rooster who absolutely did not want to expose himself in flight, running in tight circles as Tess doggedly pursued him. I was taken by surprise when the rooster flushed, looking both giant and beautiful with his long writhing tail behind him. My lingering Covid sympthoms had both my brain and body working slow.

The rooster fell at the shot but was not dead. Tess got on him immediately and brought him to bag.

Tess marks the 5th generation of GWP I have taken roosters with off of that WMA and I am grateful to have places where my puppies might find a bird or two.

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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby jlw034 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:37 pm

That's awesome AG, both on buck and bird. What do they say? The nose knows?
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:10 pm

Glad you and your wife are feeling better.
Tess great job on the roster, always trust your dog. Forrest
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:04 pm

Gave each dog a drop this morning.

Spud was first. He is a pleasure to hunt behind.

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5 Hens and no Roosters for Tess. Wife snapping a photo as we arrived back at the truck.

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Both dogs hunted/handled in complete silence. Can't overstate how much I enjoy that.
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby J D Patrick » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:39 am

Glad you are getting better AG and nice hunts with the pups - congrats on the birds and that nice deer

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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby ryanr » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:15 am

Good to hear your wife recovered and you're on your way too. Real nice buck AG, and birds too. Good dogs.
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:43 pm

Thank You Gentlemen and Happy Thanksgiving!
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby Bruce Schwartz » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:13 pm

thnaks for the update and photos! You're lucky to have good dogs and good places to hunt. I'm planning on posting some images from my hunts out west but too busy hunting. Glad you and your wife are on the road to recovery.
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby AverageGuy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:34 pm

Thank You Bruce. Sure your photos will be spectacular as usual. Happy Hunting.
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Re: I'm still kicking

Postby RowdyGSP » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:40 am

Kent I can't agree with you enough on hunting/handling in silence. Those days where I don't have to whistle, beep or holler at Rowdy are some of my favorite. Just enjoying watching the dog work and hit cover/terrain.
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