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#6061455 - 12/01/15 07:08 PM Heavy cover and dogs?
Jkd106 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/13
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Loc: Fannin and Hall
Just wandering how your dogs are doing in the big broom weeds and sunflowers? We are heading back west tomorrow to deer hunt, but taking a couple dogs with us. We are loaded with a good crop of birds and its been awhile since we have seen this.
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#6061470 - 12/01/15 07:13 PM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
bill oxner Offline
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We're mostly spot hunting. We pick up when it gets too heave. Make sure your Garmin is fully charged.
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#6061490 - 12/01/15 07:26 PM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
Jkd106 Offline
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Yes sir its charged, and spotting is what we do mostly, which seems its gonna be easier this year.
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#6061777 - 12/01/15 09:26 PM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
cattle69 Offline
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Should be better after the ice storm last week.
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#6062287 - 12/02/15 08:50 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
CinchMan Offline
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Lion Country vests are pretty helpful this year. Protects their chest and adds more visibility.
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#6062315 - 12/02/15 09:04 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
reeltexan Offline
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS

Hunted stuff so thick two weeks ago that I lost one dog twice. He usually hangs fairly close.

I didn't turn on his beeper. I will when I go back.
That got a little spooky the second time, the sun was getting low.
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#6062340 - 12/02/15 09:24 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
bill oxner Offline
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The thing is I seldom find birds in the really thick weeds while hunting. Quail like an overhead escape route. Notice where they roost.
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#6062353 - 12/02/15 09:32 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: CEDAR CREEK LAKE
That's the nice thing about a UTV with seats on top, the guy on top can spot the shorter grass areas that are beyond some of the tall stuff at our place. Works pretty good. Like Bill said, we rarely find birds in tall thick cover.
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#6062356 - 12/02/15 09:36 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
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The day we hunted the wind was galeing out of the north at about 20-25. The birds were hunkered down in draws around ponds and creeks. Hard hunting, tough scenting and really heavy cover.


....still rather been there then anywhere.
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#6062402 - 12/02/15 09:54 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: reeltexan]
bill oxner Offline
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

The day we hunted the wind was galeing out of the north at about 20-25. The birds were hunkered down in draws around ponds and creeks. Hard hunting, tough scenting and really heavy cover.


....still rather been there then anywhere.


You need to retire and hunt only on good quail hunting days.
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#6062622 - 12/02/15 11:28 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
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Soon, buddy. Soon.
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#6062649 - 12/02/15 11:35 AM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: bill oxner]
CCBIRDDOGMAN Offline
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

The day we hunted the wind was galeing out of the north at about 20-25. The birds were hunkered down in draws around ponds and creeks. Hard hunting, tough scenting and really heavy cover.


....still rather been there then anywhere.


You need to retire and hunt only on good quail hunting days.


You gotta admit, this is solid advise.
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#6062904 - 12/02/15 01:51 PM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
reeltexan Offline
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I'm gonna fish on days like that too.
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#6063798 - 12/02/15 09:16 PM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
kgbill Offline
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 46
Loc: panhandle
I need to try those vests. We hunted a place with some pretty extensive Russian thistle, and a couple of our pups quit after a couple hours.

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#6065111 - 12/03/15 04:45 PM Re: Heavy cover and dogs? [Re: Jkd106]
68rustbucket Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Id like to use one on my Brit. But I'm afraid she'd overheat where I hunt. The furminator works pretty good at removing sand burs from the belly and arm pit areas. Also gave her a 1/4" field trim

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