I bought my 10 month old GSP out with me filling feeders today. At one stop she tore into the cedar and out jumped a bunch of young turkeys. They started running into a pasture. Coco came out of the cedar about 20 yards behind them and moving. I was fumbling for the shock collar remote and decided I'll let her chase cause she won't catch them thus firming the reason to point.
Boy was I wrong. She easily ran em down and pounced on one. Wings were going everywhere and the turkey managed to break free. I yelled at her and called her and she came running back just as happy as could be. I wasn't sure about whether to punish her so I just ignored her and led her to the kennel.
A few stops later I'm gathering gear to repair a solar panel. I went a while without looking for her. I'm looking a while and she her on a staunch point. I drop the gear and run over there. Softly woaing her up. The birds held really tight. I was 10 yards in front of her when a covey busted out. I could see some really young birds in the mix. They can fly already.
I was worried when she caught the turkey she might be ruined and I'd at lease has some work to do with her but she pointed and held really well.
Finally I was all done and the sun was low so I brought her to a really pretty pasture to watch her run in the waning sunlight...always make me happy
She stacks up at the edge of some really high grass. Just solid once again. She's a hundred yards away so I'm running in saying whoa. I get there and she is defiantly standing in scent. As I take a step into the higher grass a hen turkey busts out of there 40 yards ahead. I can't believe it held like that. What a great day.