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Original Post (Thread Starter)
by gjw
gjw
Hey all, well today in my State and many, many others, it's the Dove Opener. To me this is the start of a new season!

So, as in years past, this thread is to show off your guns, game, dogs and yourself for this season. So let's see all those great pictures again. Looking forward to seeing them!

I do have one request. Please keep this thread on track. Please, no personal attacks or sarcastic comments to those who post in good faith.

I hope everyone has a successful year and most of all a safe one!

See you later right here.

Best,

Greg
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by SKB
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First run of the morning I took Lucy up a short weedy draw, she flushed a nice old rooster up out of some cattails and the first bird was down. A little farther up the drainage we went into a patch of head high cover and a pile of birds blasted out the other side, a young rooster held tight and we quickly had our second bird of the day. I had to work a bit for the last bird of the day, Several runs with each dog and a few hours later Tucker flushed a young Rooster out a weedy drainage and I brought him down but only a wing was broken. A full speed pursuit into the cut sunflowers ensued and Tucker came out with my final bird of the day who was intact but minus his tail. It was a beautiful day of pheasant hunting with great weather.
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by Geo. Newbern
Geo. Newbern
Another GA dove season opener yesterday. I don't think I've missed one since I was 14. I like to have missed yesterday due to the fact my telephone was ominously silent last week during the traditional invitation period for an opening day shoot. Without an invite, I went out to a grown up clear-cut on my deer lease with just a chair and a mojo teal spinner-wing and sat down under a shade tree. No doves, but I went.

I did hear a dove shoot going on somewhere in the distance and hope those boys had a good and safe outing. My own shoot was certainly safe because I fired no shots at all. I did however manage to fall asleep on my folding chair and turn it over into a brier patch, getting a good whack on the face in the fall. My lovely little Lindner Daly featherweight suffered no damage in the fall, I'm happy to say.

For many years my group of guys has made a tradition of gathering for the whole Labor Day weekend at a friend's plantation on the banks of the Ocmulgee river. We always had a good shoot there one day and the group would split up the other two days for other private or pay shoots near and far. Good food and good fishing between the dove hunts. We called it off last year due to the plague, and this year as well in view of the Delta bug.

There'll be other shoots before the season ends, but there is always something special about opening day. One day I'll quit going altogether and then I hope somebody will sing something pretty at my funeral...Geo
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by Carl46
Carl46
If we had to buy new guns every few years, and a dog lasted a lifetime, it would be a better world.

Thank you for sharing the pictures.
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by Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Two days ago, where the arctic watershed starts in Ontario, near Gogama. Got my limit!

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by spring
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by Stanton Hillis
Stanton Hillis
Shot the field this morning. We were there at first light and two or three shots were fired, but it all ceased for awhile. When it got good daylight they came to feed, but not in the numbers we usually have. I was using the 30" barreled Dickinson .410 with the W-W 3/4 oz. loads of 8 1/2s. Managed to get 12 with it. Last shot was a 36 yard crosser, mature bird, that dropped like a rock.

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Planning to go again Monday afternoon. Will either take the Dickinson again, or the FAIR Iside .410.
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by Owenjj3
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Had a little more luck today and brought down two roosters using the Horton 16 sk/f shooting 1oz RST #4. The highlight of the day was shooting a coyote on the run at 40 yards with the full barrel. He Packed up his tent right At the point of impact.

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by SKB
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A nice mature 25" wide South Dakota 3x4. He has lots of mass, very thick beams.
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by Mills
Mills
I heard the news and was very relieved to call Gil and Floyd and have them answer in person. It was a hell of a week. Starting to think the devil is going to make me tote him
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by Owenjj3
Owenjj3
Wow Gil, that was a bad opening day. Glad y’all are ok. Our hunt in the NC Piedmont was unexpectedly excellent. A large field led to long and ill advised shots early in the day. The dairy farmer’s combine broke down 1/2 way through the field or the field may have been unmanageable. After enduring seriously poor shooting with a tightly choked O/U in the morning flight, I settled down after switching over to the IC/M SxS (Both 12 ga Bosses) and my performance improved. That evening, 30 marinated and butter basted dove medallions delighted the family.

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by Stanton Hillis
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Had a nice little shoot this afternoon. Seven of us in a small field of sunflowers. Lots of birds. We took to the field a little after 3:00 and I and my pastor had our limits by about 5:00. Then, everyone else was out by about 6:00, so that the rest of the birds could come in and feed. We'll likely shoot it again in a couple weeks.

Managed a 15 bird limit today with the Dickinson, including two sets of doubles ......... right, then left. On one pair there were two dead birds in the air at the same time. They fell about 15' apart. Same 3/4 oz. loads of 8 1/2s.

Sure is better than where I was a year ago today. whistle

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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, had just a short time to hunt today, my partner (daughter Patty) had to be home early.

Saw grouse, but for some odd reason they sure were spooky, Raina would get wind of them, and up they went out of range. Odd behavior, as the area we hunted hasn't been hunted so far this season. Oh well, that's hunting!

Raina did manage to pin some huns down and I managed one out of that covey.

Patty and Raina. Patty was using a 20ga Yildiz

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I used my 16b Charles Hellis today

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We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Best,

Greg
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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, well my daughter Patty and I went out today. It was a very good day! Patty got her first bird! One proud papa here. She got it with 1 shot and it went down hard. I also got one. We both got ours after a bunch got up wild, no shots on them. But as always with Sharpies, there were a couple of lonesome Charlies. Addie went with today, she did very well, good solid points and nice retrieves to hand. She's going to be another Old Girl (Duchess was one of best dogs I've ever owned). At 2 1/2 years she is really doing well. Very happy with her. My other GSP Raina is going on the sidelines for awhile. She's got a pretty good gash under her leg. So until she heals up...Addie will have to take the lead. Anyway, a very good day!

Patty and her first bird. She was using a Yildiz 20ga

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I used the old meat gun today, my 16b Boswell

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Best

Greg
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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, went out after work for a very short hunt, about an hour. Saw more hens today (which is good!) and a couple roosters, that got up wild. All except one. Raina did very well, she still has that go, go, go hunt drive at 9 years old.

I used my 12b Blanch today

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And................Raina!

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Best,

Greg
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by Mills
Mills
My niece and her first deer this past weekend.

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by Steve Nash
Steve Nash
Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
Fine picture, Steve. I admit I had to look up Gogama on a map to get a perspective of where you were/are.

Very nice gun. Can you tell us more about it, maybe even another pic or two? Appears to be a single barrel fowler. Barrel length, choke? Make, year of manufacture?

Thanks for posting.

The gun is a delight. I believe it may have started life as a 16-bore single percussion fowler, made by Thomas Seymour of London (in business 1841-1844), with the lock and twist barrel repurposed to make a centre-fire gun. As the lock was left non-rebounding, I'm guessing the 'conversion' was done in the late 1860s or early 1870s. The lock and barrel might be the only original parts, the rest was probably added when converted, built with an unmarked double-bite screw-grip action. It was re-proofed for smokeless powder at some time in the 20th century, probably when it was restored/refinished, all in the UK (where I bought it more than 20 years ago). The barrel is 30 1/4", cylinder bore, and it has a 2 1/2" chamber. It has no serial number, and it weighs less than 5 pounds. Not a flashy gun by any means, slow to load and re-load, but nicely proportioned with attention to detail and invariably the gun I pick up if I'm going to be walking all day.

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by gjw
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Hey all, a bit off topic, but why not. Friday was our Deer Gun Opener at noon. My son Jim and I went up to where we've been hunting for deer the last several years. Did not disappoint. We hit a small slough bottom and jumped two out of it. I shot mine at 1:30 and Jim shot his, but only nicked her. He shot again but missed. Come to find out this stock separated from part of the action, so it shot well off of his point of aim. We went after her with Jim using my rifle and he managed to get her with one shot when we jumped her again. So, Jim was done at 2:30.

My daughter Liz came up that night with her boyfriend Travis. She had plenty of opportunities on Saturday and today, but didn't connect with any. This was the only weekend she can hunt, so she didn't fill her tag, poor kid.

Weather was really nice, too nice in the 50's and lower 60's, low winds, sure was nice to be out with my son and daughter and of course her boyfriend.

I used my Savage Model 11 Lightweight Hunter in 7mm-08 topped with a 1.75x5 Redfield Wideveiw scope. My deer was not the biggest, nothing special, but okay

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Jim's deer was bigger. You can see where he hit her with his rifle (before using mine) on the Does belly.

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Travis and my daughter Liz

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Best,

Greg
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by SKB
SKB
What a day!!! Beautiful and sunny, slight wind out of the West, temps in the 40's and low 50's. Two Roosters for Tucker and on a short loop Lucy put two Prairie Chickens and my final Rooster in the bag. I shot my first true double on Chickens as well.

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by BrentD
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A hen that I thought I missed but Gus knew better.
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The biggest one of these I've ever seen.
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No grouse here.
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The best country.
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by Chad Linder
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A few pictures from an early October ND trip with my son


Rain allowed him to shoot some pigeons


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by spring
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by Mills
Mills
We just got back from a family quail hunt at Morrison Pines Plantation (no relation) in Moultrie, Georgia. Julia and I have been several times but this was the boys and Sherwood’s first time. All in all a great time. You are a stranger there only once and just barely that one time. I got a double with my Trojan 20.

Harry shot his grandfather’s Silver Pigeon 28 which was my father in law’s favorite gun so he gets a pass. He did take one good and clean with my VH 28. I shot a new to me VH 16, my Trojan 20 and a VH 28. Sherwood was the star of the show pointing well and retrieving even better - bringing most birds all the way to us.

I am having some Col EH Taylor right now to wash down all the cholesterol from the delicious Southern food. I really can’t recommend this place highly enough. Several members on this board have gone and they will tell you the same thing

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by mel5141
mel5141
Pics tomorrow , I hope..... Doves are scarce, fewest here since I moved onto this ranch in 1988..... I am a real believer that WINTER STORM URI , took its toll, Coldest recorded temps in 131 years of record keeping ( I am not privvy to the records that the Comanche might have recorded.....) Nesting Dove Population took a HIT.....We shot limits ....BUT shot Pretty Good .... at limited targets.....I had only 19 Doves in shootable range for my 20 Bore..... took a limit.....with little to spare...... Best part of the hunt was trying to set up shots so the falls would present doable retrieving opportunities for Nic's young Cocker.... I got it done often enough to really Whet her desire.... she is a Keeper, more to follow tomorrow.
I hope everyone who went out had a Good outing...
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by skeettx
skeettx
Amarillo Texas
Only local birds so far
94 degrees and 30+ MPH wind, blowing dust.
Tristar Brittany 410
Only 3 presentable shots, 3 doves harvested
Mike
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by Karl Graebner
Karl Graebner
looks like you had a great day, here's hoping there's more to come!
Karl
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by Parabola
Parabola
Great picture Stan, and well done for opening the season!

What chokes does your Dickinson have?

Parabola
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by Jtplumb
Jtplumb
Little slow after first half the day, it rained
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by Mills
Mills
We had a great hunt frustrated by some tough doves and a mischievous bird dog. I hit more than a few that shed feathers and kept right on going. Then Sherwood disappears into the nearby neighborhood and was missing for 24 hours. I wound up with a limit, Harry got 5 and Julia got 4. She spent a good bit of time looking for Sherwood and would have had more otherwise. I found that practice at the dove tower at Forest City improved my game a good bit.
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by Stanton Hillis
Stanton Hillis
Originally Posted by Mills
Starting to think the devil is going to make me tote him

Aunt Pet again......... grin
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by FallCreekFan
FallCreekFan
[George, give your 4Runner a pat on the hood. They are one tough trucks. Toyota heavy duty construction, airbags, seat belts, random good luck and the old adage, "only the good die young" were in operation, although we are both past "young". Floyd got scraped up and is doing okay with no major injuries.]

Gil, glad you both came through this. Just sent the pics to my older son who owns a Gen 5 4Runner. We gave our Gen 4 to our younger son and got a small SUV. Momma has been campaigning to go back to a 4Runner. If I show her your pictures they’ll be no holding her back.

Again, glad you’re OK.
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by Geo. Newbern
Geo. Newbern
Dang, Gil. I thought I started the season poorly. Sorry about such a fine looking truck, but I'm glad you guys came through ok. I hope the defendant with the cement mixer was driving a company truck for a mega corporate construction company! If you need an exhibit "A" to show what your 4Runner looked like "Before", I'll be glad to snap a pic of mine for you...Geo
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by Marshgrass
Marshgrass
Glad you and Floyd came through it with minimal damage.
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by Stanton Hillis
Stanton Hillis
Thank God y'all survived with just a few scratches, buddy. Also glad neither Willa nor Abby were with you, and that you had your seat belts on. Give Floyd my best wishes for a speedy healing.

Looks like you're going shooting brake shopping again.

As Jerry Clower's Aunt Pet used to say "It coulda' been worse", but it's still a helluva way to start a bird season.

Two key things this morning .............. Naproxen Sodium and coffee.
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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, well today was the opener for Grouse and Huns. It was a good day, temps lower, winds not too bad and sunny. We hunted a ranch where we have for close to 20 years now. Some of the prairie has been hayed, but still enough to hunt. We saw more grouse today than we have in the last couple years. Most of the birds were young (that's good!). Took Raina out and she did well, a bit tuckered as she is a bit out of shape, but she stuck with it. I was able to limit in an hour and a half. Got a double out of one group and then a single out of another. Jim managed 1. It was one of those not in the right place and the right time.

Anyway, here's Raina with the days tally. Jim used his AyA 20ga

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Here's my birds. I was using y "meat" gun. A Charles Boswell 16b BLE. Two years ago one of the ejectors broke and our own SKB fixed her up for me. Works like a champ. Thanks Steve!!!!

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It was a good day with number 2 son. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Best!

Greg
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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, went out after work today for about an hour, not much time to hunt, but I was able to get 1. Saw a few more, but for some reason, they were a bit skittish. Happy with the one!

I used t 16b John Wilkes today.

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Best,

Greg
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by LeFusil
LeFusil
Congrats on your daughters first bird! A sharptail no less. Hard to beat as far as first upland birds go. Well done!
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by gjw
gjw
Originally Posted by LeFusil
Congrats on your daughters first bird! A sharptail no less. Hard to beat as far as first upland birds go. Well done!


Thanks so much Dustin! I know we've had our differences in the past....I apologize for some of the things I've said. I trust that we can start a new.

Thanks again for the vest kind words!!

Best,

Greg
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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, went out after work for a quick hunt.  Old lady luck smiled on me.  I was able to limit in 45 minutes.  Raina did well, the weather was perfect!  Couldn't ask for more!

I used my 16b Charles Hellis today

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Best,

Greg
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by Rubberhead
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I'm starting to love this gun.

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by Owenjj3
Owenjj3
Used the boss to take aMixed bag on the prairie today. I saw a lot of birds in the air but they kept just out of range. Lots of hens And the roosters were all big, mature birds. I relaxed for one second In a weed fieldand a giant rooster blew up in my face. Of course I was flummoxed and flubbed the shot.

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by keith
keith
Originally Posted by Owenjj3
Had a little more luck today and brought down two roosters using the Horton 16 sk/f shooting 1oz RST #4. The highlight of the day was shooting a coyote on the run at 40 yards with the full barrel. He Packed up his tent right At the point of impact.

Good job... especially for eliminating one pheasant killing coyote. You took two birds, and probably saved many more pheasants by shooting the predator. I know some folks think that coyotes are actually beneficial to game bird populations, but for those who are able to connect the dots, there is no place where an increased coyote population has increased the numbers of game birds, (or bunnies). There are also those who feel that coyotes should be saved because they are the native species, and pheasants are a non-native species. I say, let them eat their coyotes!
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by Daryl Hallquist
Daryl Hallquist
That's a really fine Cashmore Nitro. Congrat's I have a fine Cashmore Nitro, too. If you'd like some pictures to compare, my email is in my profile.

Interesting details on the Nitro
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by Calgary Bill
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Two days ago, where the arctic watershed starts in Ontario, near Gogama. Got my limit!

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Hi Steve---greetings from Calgary. Gogama is about an hour north of my home town, Sudbury. Many years ago, in my teen years I hunted ruffies in the Sudbury area and enjoyed some excellent hunts. Even back then, ruffies weren't everywhere and you had to work hard to get a decent bag.
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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, Number 2 son (Jim) and I went out today for some Ringneck hunting. It wasn't the best. We saw birds and like yesterday, they were spooky. Even Addie had a hard time pinning them down. She'd go on a real hard point and up the bird went! Or they just got wild. We did manage to get one each (the ones that held). It was a good day to be out with my boy, that you can't match.

Jim, Addie and the birds. Jim used his Victor Sarasqueta 3EC 12ga

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I used my 12b James Purdey

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Keep all those great pics coming BTW!!!

Best,

Greg
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by cable
cable
a bit different, but my friend here in the montana country side has an old granary that is completely infested with pigeons - these are big grain fed birds. [he leases his place to an certified organic farmer ] and they make difficult targets. there are literally hundreds of them

they roost in this granary :

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and fly in and out of the right side of the little cupola. they come as singles , doubles and more. after the first shots are made, they take every manner of evasive maneuver. looks easy but can be humiliating.. the ones exiting move fast, the incoming are of course slower

here are a few of them...big fat birds and good to eat:

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i was using this dainty little spanish BLE 28 gauge, very light weight. using # 6s, and passing up lots of shots, but when you hit them, it works quite well

boring pictures but the only birds i have shot this fall so far.

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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, went out for a short time after work today. Weather was PERFECT! Except, darn few birds. Did get up some hens, but only one rooster. Guess it wasn't in the cards for me today. Addie did very well, she's turning out to be a very good bird dog. I couldn't be happier with her!

I used my 12b F.A. Anderson. This is gun 1 of 11 made, nice handling gun.

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And......................Addie!

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Deer Gun Opener this coming weekend, fingers crossed!

Best,

Greg
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by Rubberhead
Rubberhead
Second buck with the double this season. I was practicing for Africa so I took a heart shot. I almost never shoot for the heart because our woods are so think and the fall foliage makes working a blood trail very tough. Luckily, he only ran about 20 yards but still fell in the thick stuff so I had to do a little bit of a tracking job.

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by gjw
gjw
Hey all, some great pictures and stories, keep them coming! Went out today solo, perfect hunting day, cool, light winds and overcast. Couldn't ask for anything more.....except birds! Just one of those days. Only got up a couple hens and one bunch of Huns. Oh well! Addie did very well, all birds were pointed by her, she's doing great!

Got one Hun and used my 12b Samuel Allport.

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Best,

Greg
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by DoubleTake
DoubleTake
South Dakota roosters, a FAIR-Rizzini 16 gauge, and the bird producer.

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by SKB
SKB
Last Sunday I grabbed both dogs and my shotguns and headed out to my house in South Dakota for some bird hunting. This will be the final year Lucy is able to hunt, she is almost 13 and has mobility issues, Tucker is 5 and in his prime. Monday morning I had a hard time reaching my rancher friend to verify access, it was cold, damp, foggy and really windy. All three of us wanted to hunt so we went to a field I knew I could access, it had not been picked yet and we found it full of short milo and birds but not luck in getting close enough to shoot at any of them. Afternoon brought access to the ranchers family farm and it had not been picked either but we gave it a go. Several nice long pushes for Tucker and I turned up nothing but the old lady worked this nice mature bird like the pro she has always been.

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Day two was a repeat weather wise with some morning drizzle added in as a bonus, we scouted a few public places and found almost everything grazed or baled due to the drought this summer. Since early October they have had lots of rain and things are greening up again. Afternoon the weather improved and we headed over to my friends ranch. Lucy had several nice flushes on hens and Tucker and I took two roosters out of the cattails.

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Wednesday I met up with board member Ken, his friend Jay and we hunted public land for Pheasant and Chickens. Jay lives in South Dakota and had scouted the area pre-season. Tucker worked a nice old rooster up out of the cattails and I missed but Jay managed a nice shot on it and the first bird was in the bag. We tried to hunt another spot but a group of guys was just ahead of us, we relocated to a field Jay said he had seen lots of Chickens in and Ken managed to kill his first PC. I missed a chicken in that field, and did not kill a bird that day. Still a great day with the dogs and good company.

Thursday I hunted the ranchers other place that had been picked. It was a warm and sunny day but extremely windy. Tucker and I started out along some old farm machinery with a wheat field bordering it, the field had some fairly tall grass due to the recent rain and Tucker flushed a single sharptail in the tall grass which we put in the bag. We worked the tumbleweed choked fence line back toward the trucker and took a nice rooster before working out into a small shelter belt where we moved a half dozen roosters but did not get a shot at any of them. I hunted both dogs a few more areas around the ranch but the wind was a serious challenge. At the end up the day I took Lucy out to the shelter belt where I found the group of roosters earlier and we managed to put another rooster in the bag.


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Friday came and it was warm, breezy and beautiful. We took a rooster off of each ranch, Tucker found his in the cattails and Lucy and I went back to the shelter belt.




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We had a great trip! Looking forward to returning.
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by SKB
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Put a rooster in the bag with each dog today, great weather, excellent dog work. Tucker had his first water retrieve today for a bird my hunting partner shot. It was a fine day.
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by Marks_21
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What a fine GA whitetail! Dang... I was thrilled with this guy, as were the kids!

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by Hussey
Hussey
16 g Parker DH (c1894) with 28" D3 damascus tubes.

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by RyanF
RyanF
I'll go another route form the well composed photos and beautiful scenery. Always my favorite: A load of elk coming down the mountain. [Linked Image from i.imgur.com] Dang that's a lot of work. All done alone. Actually the scenery is decent.
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by SKB
SKB
Tucker and I wrapped up the trip with a limit today. Total take was 12 Roosters and 2 Prairie Chicken, by far the best bird hunting trip I have taken in a while. The decent Muley buck did not hurt either.

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by Rubberhead
Rubberhead
I love it "When a Wigeon answers the call..."

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by BrentD
BrentD
Gus still rules.

Tore up my back a bit while working on my horses' feet, so had to take a light gun today. Still worked and we came home with 2 for an afternoon's work.

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