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Shooting up-pointed birds #6775989 05/26/17 11:12 PM
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I did but don't anymore. Do you?


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


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Re: Shooting up-pointed birds [Re: bill oxner] #6776036 05/26/17 11:58 PM
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Guess you mean un-pointed and no.

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Yes, every chance I get. I'm just not at that level yet.

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I wouldn't if I was working dogs. Old days on meat hunts I would have and did.


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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I did but don't anymore. Do you?


Not a chance!

Re: Shooting up-pointed birds [Re: bill oxner] #6776360 05/27/17 02:29 PM
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pointed birds only--even on old dogs

Re: Shooting up-pointed birds [Re: bill oxner] #6776399 05/27/17 03:17 PM
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Don't have that problem with woodcock. Just about have to step on them to flush them anyway.


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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Shooting up-pointed birds [Re: bill oxner] #6776431 05/27/17 04:25 PM
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What skill is there in ground swatting flushing birds? Like the dog work mostly anyway


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Re: Shooting up-pointed birds [Re: pharmvet] #6776451 05/27/17 05:10 PM
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Yes, every chance I get. I'm just not at that level yet.


I once saw a video where a dog was pointed. Another stole the point and then put the quail in the air. The gunner shot the busted bird. Would you have taken that shot?


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Yes Bill I probably would, if I had experienced dogs on ground.

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Up pointed birds?

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Up pointed birds?


After martinis.


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Yes, every chance I get. I'm just not at that level yet.


I once saw a video where a dog was pointed. Another stole the point and then put the quail in the air. The gunner shot the busted bird. Would you have taken that shot?
Not if I was training and probably not anyway. That rewards bad behaviour.


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If there are plenty of birds like the last two years I might and if they are blues I will, just to get them scattered so the dogs can do something with them. When the birds were having a hard time I sometimes would not even shoot a pointed bird. I like to shoot birds and I like to eat birds but I like to watch the dog best of all. Under the right circumstances, I do it all but in bad times it's the dogs.

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not on a dare


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I have before, and will again.

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Yes, every chance I get. I'm just not at that level yet.


I once saw a video where a dog was pointed. Another stole the point and then put the quail in the air. The gunner shot the busted bird. Would you have taken that shot?


No, if you shoot the dog that busted learns to do it again.

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No, and if someone hunting with me did I probably wouldn't hunt with them again. I have shot enough birds that I don't have anything to prove to myself anymore and the dog work is what it's about to me.


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As it happens I am just now reading a selection written by an early American bird hunter. He writes regarding shooting unpointed birds:

"In this matter I never vary, and I do most strenuously urge it upon all sportsmen, who would have good dogs and good sport, to neglect and sacrifice all individual shots on birds not pointed, rather than do a wrong thing themselves before their dogs or allow them to do the wrong thing uncorrected."

-Frank Forester, 1849


Originally Posted by Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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