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#5626187 - 02/28/15 12:07 PM Pup's first time out
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Registered: 10/16/13
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Loc: Evergreen, TX
This past weekend, I took my 8 month old Brit up to Walton Ranch outside of Houston for his first experience on live quail. What a day! We had 15 birds planted in a generally small area to try and ensure the pup got some good experience.

I was the proudest first-time owner when he went from zig-zagging across the field to stopped dead in his tracks locked on a pair of quail. Of course...I know this is 99.9% due to instinct and 0.1% due to our handful of yard training sessions.

After ~two hours, we had bagged 10 of the 15 quail, and pup hadn't bumped a single one. I kept him on a 25 foot check cord the whole time, with me actually holding back on the cord for 75% of the time and pup dragging it behind him the other 25%. My dad was my "designated shooter." I can't want to get back in the yard for some more training and hopefully back into the field before too long as well!

One of his first points:

After a decent retrieve (needs more work here for sure):

A good days work!

#5626398 - 02/28/15 01:49 PM Re: Pup's first time out [Re: Swimmer]
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Loc: Moffat,Tx
Zeva,Buck & Sandy

#5626527 - 02/28/15 02:56 PM Re: Pup's first time out [Re: Swimmer]
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Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#5627474 - 02/28/15 10:23 PM Re: Pup's first time out [Re: bill oxner]
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Awesome day up
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