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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15416408 11/14/20
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Wheels are rolling all is good.

Birds? Have you heard the one about the Bird Dog that comes in and humps your leg and then shakes a stick?

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Nothing like walking in to flush a pointed......badger.

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Originally Posted by battue
Wheels are rolling all is good.

Birds? Have you heard the one about the Bird Dog that comes in and humps your leg and then shakes a stick?


In Western Kansas right now. No leg humping. Not really even many sticks.

Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15417638 11/15/20
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Grouse and Woodcock Hunt in Northern Wisconsin. October 2020.

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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15419626 11/15/20
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Wish we had more bobwhites. Just like everybody else wishes.

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Dad (ole_270) with a wiley rooster.

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Ike got a rooster and a quail, dad got a quail walking out a weedy corner.

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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15421304 11/16/20
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Haha...the badger picture. Yikes. Flash tangled up with one once but discretion was the better part of valor that day and he disengaged, wisely.

While deer hunting Saturday, I noted that the ranch I was on had literally thousands of grouse on it. At one point, I looked out into a draw and noted about 50-60 sharptails in two ash trees. So I loaded up my shotgun and walked out there to see what would happen. They lifted off when I got about 60 yards away. I was bummed til I noticed they were flying RIGHT AT ME. I dumped a limit of them, sadly using four shots, and then couldn't find the third bird on my own. Dammit. I was able to fill about ten minutes later and it was super fun. I'll go back for more of that action.

Yesterday we went out to Harrold again, where we were treated to approximately twice as many birds in the grass as last weekend. Despite having over 200 years of hunting experience in the group, we acted like it was our first time. Bad planning. Poor execution. Lousy shooting, Subpar dog work. I think all of us must have just lost our minds at the sheer numbers in one quarter section. I saw well over 1000 birds, easily so. Wow. I think we finished with 12 in hand and called it a day.


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Wow. Those numbers are incredible!

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We can only hunt the 2 tracks and road ditches, and have been easily seeing 100-200 per day. Most get up out of range, but some don’t. 😎

Those who know the game and have their spots, with good shooting will be home rather quickly.


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There are incredible numbers of birds all over the state I think. We had a tremendous lift from Mother Nature this year, and this is the result. Plenty of wheat to nest in, the grass grew tall and strong, its just a heck of a year for birds here.


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Originally Posted by battue
We can only hunt the 2 tracks and road ditches, and have been easily seeing 100-200 per day. Most get up out of range, but some don’t. 😎

Those who know the game and have their spots, with good shooting will be home rather quickly.


Wow! What a hunt! I bet Merlot is in rare form! Tell Bobby “Hey” from the Carolina boys.

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Merlot went on RR for the day.


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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15433521 11/19/20
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The dumb things I do for birds...

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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15434082 11/19/20
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But it is fun Tman!!


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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15439622 11/21/20
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Birddog Bunkhouse hunt is over....Great time and Birds, Birds, Birds.....Should have killed more, but this is a sample of some that came home.....

Parker 16 Gauge Repro Birds....

Merlot....

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Took a few with the old Model 12 16 Gauge favorite....

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Had a couple windy days.....

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Loooog time Bud....Phil and his Dog Clancy....

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His Son Erin.....

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Congratulations on the great hunt! It looks like you boys had a blast. I bet the dogs went home tired and well satisfied. Likely you all too! smile. We may head that way next year, as a new pup might join the team next spring. Thanks for the update, and I’m glad you had a great time. Did Phil get a new shotgun?

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Battue, those photos are super.. Give Merlot extra pets from us and a few extra treats.. He looks so loveable.. Nice to have them as best friends also.. Thanks.. Just awesome.. We had a good day, then many not so good.. Best wishes for a great close to 2020,, It has been a rough one so far..


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Wilkes....

Yes, great trip with plenty of Birds....but since we are still leaning we spend more time....much more....than necessary to get them. Which is hard on the Dogs. Merlot gets plenty of exercise here at home, but he wore parts of his pads down to bare skin by the end of 10 days....and obviously had sore feet. I picked up some lidocaine gel at the local pharmacy and he hit the ground running again...

Yes, I picked up a Beratta A400 20 gauge for Phil....Sweet, but it doesn't like steel based hulls....Runs fine on brass base but hiccups on steel base....The steel being less flexible doesn't always eject reliably....Some even have problems with them ejecting in O/U's and SxS's....His problems were with Kent steel shells with a steel base...

WCH....

Thanks....Merlot was on the ground for approximately 5.5hours a day....and much of the cover he went thru was thick and often over his head....he slowed down, but when he got a nosefull went back into overdrive.....He is resting up now....

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Re: 2020 Upland Game Hunts [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #15445101 Yesterday at 06:53 AM
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Congrats on a great hunt...you had a good week of weather for sure. Great pictures!


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Thanks....

And 10 days wasn’t enough....Lord willing, may work on that for next year😉


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