Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
LuisGabriel, marnold, Cl3anslat3, VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet
60482 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77564
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41125
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32683
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30572
facebook
Forum Stats
60482 Members
45 Forums
476317 Topics
6248252 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6506767 - 10/22/16 04:14 PM Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)...
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

9-10-16

Morning did not start off as planned. It was supposed to be somewhat cloudy with light winds and a slight chance of rain way later in the morning. Well, we got complete cloud cover with high winds and rain pretty early into the hunt. Twelve minutes into the hunt a big flock buzzed behind us and went off to the right. About ten minutes later three teal come over the tank dam and into the decoys. All three got shot but one manages to fly way off into a neighboring property before crashing. A couple of minutes later another flock passes by high. Front line moves in and the winds pick up and it starts to sprinkle. Ten minutes later a goose starts to come over the tank dam but turned back never to be seen again. Another flock of teal flies by in the distance a couple of minutes later. After sometime of no action I decided to shoot a dove that flew behind us. Not long after that decided to pick up as the off and on sprinkle turned into a hard rain.


First birds of the season...



Whipple picking up a bird...





Paxton picking up a bird...





Paxton with a dove...



The decoys...



The birds...



Nothing better than a leaky boot...



_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6508096 - 10/23/16 08:12 PM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

9-11-16

Weather was totally different from the day before. Calm and clear with very light north winds later in the morning. Heard some ducks behind us right after legal but they were never seen. About ten minutes into the hunt a flock was seen flying off in the distance. Another ten minutes pass and bigger flock was seen to the right. Then another. Then a flock passes by high overhead. Sixty seconds later there was a nice size flock in the decoys that came in from behind. Six birds were taken. Eight minutes later another flock flies overhead. Three minutes later a flock comes in from the front left and circles the decoys a couple of times. When they circled for the third time a couple were dropped and a few others flew away hurt. A while later a huge flock flew over high but didn't show any interest. A few minutes pass and another flock did the same. Didn't have any action after that.


The decoys...



Whipple getting after some cripples...





Paxton going out for a bird...



Whipple with a bird...



Whipple heading out for another...



Paxton doing the same...



Whipple with a bird...



Paxton picking up a bird...



Paxton with the bird...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6508098 - 10/23/16 08:13 PM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

Thought this picture was cool...



This guy was looking for breakfast...



Water storage to combat the ants...



The dogs goofing off while picking up...





The dogs with the birds...



The birds...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6508162 - 10/23/16 08:40 PM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
SnakeWrangler Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 20929
Loc: Fairfield, TX
cheers
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

Top
#6510128 - 10/24/16 10:19 PM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

9-13-16

This morning was partly cloudy with a light south wind. The birds did not cooperate. Had quite a few dove moving around. Should have hunted dove as not one teal was seen all morning.


This guy buzzed by...



The decoys...



This dude was looking for a meal...



Whipple waiting axiously...



Paxton wasn't all that confident...



Whipple's hope has faded...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6510129 - 10/24/16 10:19 PM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

Dragonfly on a cattle panel...



Bullfrog keeping the mojo company...



The dogs cooling off after the hunt...





The strap...



Leaky boot...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6513954 - 10/27/16 01:15 AM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas



9-15-16

Decided to give it a go this morning after seeing quite a bit of teal while dove hunting the evening before. Weather was clear and calm. Heard a flock fly over before legal. About ten minutes after legal a flock was seen off in the distance. Quite a few dove moving around. A bit later one lone teal was seen getting up from some water on an adjacent property and going back down. All the teal from the day before stood us up. Ended up shooting a dove at the truck.


Teal sightings from the dove hunt the evening before:

Some teal hanging out...



Some teal flying by...



More teal flying by...



These two circles several times before landing in the field next to the dove decoys...



One thing is not like the others...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6513955 - 10/27/16 01:15 AM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

Onto the hunt:

Spider doing his thing...



Ibises flying around...



Dragonfly hanging out...



The decoys...



Killing time watching dragonflies...



Paxton exploring while picking up...



Whipple doing the same...



Whipple retrieving a dove that we ran into near the truck...



The bird...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6517985 - 10/30/16 12:43 AM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

9-23-16

Against my better judgment decided to try the teal again after seeing quite a few flocks while dove hunting the evening before. It was clear and calm with light south winds later in the morning. The teal no-showed again. Only saw one flock off in the distance that had no interest about an hour into the hunt. Dove were plentiful. One dove was shot near where we were set up. Shot another dove while walking to the truck.


Teal sightings from the dove hunt the evening before:







Onto the hunt:

The decoys...



Flock of uninterested teal...



A Gary pair hanging out...



Dudes can eat...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top
#6517986 - 10/30/16 12:43 AM Re: Early Teal Season 2016-2017 (my pictures from the season)... [Re: Fooshman]
Fooshman Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 13681
Loc: Black Dog, Texas

Paxton with a dove...



The dogs cooling off while picking up...





Whipple drying off...



Had a couple of dove flying by while walking to the truck. I was able to get my gun out of the case and loaded in time to drop one.

Whipple with the dove...



The birds...

_________________________

Custom Crosses and Plaques

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide