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Anticipation is keeping me waiting... #7258613 08/16/18 11:54 PM
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It been another long hot Texas summer but September is just a couple weeks away now. I've been thinking about bird dogs and shotguns all week. So what breeds of bird dog will you be putting on the ground and what's your default shotgun? I'll start. Cricket is my Pudelpointer that just turned 2 in July. He did a respectable job as a 1 yr old and we have done some training in the offseason. He has shown me some good things and I'm excited to see what his 2yr old season brings. I've been shooting clays all summer to hopefully hold up my end of things. Most days I will be carrying a 28" Citori Lightning 20 guage.


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Going to take my 5 YO E Setter and my I Side 28 ga and back it up with my Browning Citori 16, laugh

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There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
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I'll be running two real green pups, one 8 mo. and the other 9 mo. Have one three year old that's broke so will be a rodeo with some bird hunting. Shoot a O/U and a semi auto both 28 gage. I could use them both at the same time and wouldn't make a difference. Hope to pick up a pup in Dec but too young to mess with much this year. Have two with a handler and by the 1st of Jan I'll be wishing they were home.

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2, year old female britts that showed good last season, 28 ga. o/u no pheasant or quail will have a chance this season.

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5 Pointers, 1 real nice setter, 1 lab, 1 english cocker

Browning 26" sweet 16,
Browning 28" 725 citori 20 ga

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3 incompetent pointers and a J C Higgins single shot 410. We killed a bird 3 years ago.


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If it isn't white it is not a birddog.

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Originally Posted By: tigger
3 incompetent pointers and a J C Higgins single shot 410. We killed a bird 3 years ago.


Ha


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I'll take a Black Female every time.

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Originally Posted By: tigger
3 incompetent pointers and a J C Higgins single shot 410. We killed a bird 3 years ago.


Hahahaha epic. Thread over.


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My Brittany will be just shy of 2 when season starts. He is recently back from 10 weeks at a trainer and looking darn good. The trainer thinks he would be solid to hunt test and would make a good showing in a trail, but I'm not interested that. His only test will be to hold steady on wild birds...if we can find any this year.

After a year on the injured bench with a broken knee, our joint interest GSP will be back on the ground again. He is running well, but we need to do more endurance conditioning with him, before season starts.

I'm considering taking an O/U for quail the first time this season. I'm a Beretta 391 guy, but I recently came by a CZ that sure is light, fits well, and seems to shoulder faster than my Beretta.



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Awesome
Hope you guys have a great year


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I will be running 4 broke, I hope broke, pointers. And I have a hard time making up my mind on shot guns, beretta 686 20 guage, franchi 48 28 guage, citori superlight feather 16 guage, benelli montefelto 20 guage, citori 28 guage. Think I will start with the 16 guage weighs in at 5.9 lbs. Wife says I have tooooo many shotguns.

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Originally Posted By: Timn
I will be running 4 broke, I hope broke, pointers. And I have a hard time making up my mind on shot guns, beretta 686 20 guage, franchi 48 28 guage, citori superlight feather 16 guage, benelli montefelto 20 guage, citori 28 guage. Think I will start with the 16 guage weighs in at 5.9 lbs. Wife says I have tooooo many shotguns.

Ask her if she's ever seen a golfer with just one club scared


There is time, and you must take it, to lay your hand on your dog's head as you walk past him lying on the floor or on his settle, time to talk with him, to remember with him, time to please him, time you can't buy back once he's gone" GBE
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Iíve got three nice dogs going into their third season (Two French Brittanys and a Shorthair), and one two yesr old Shorthair a buddy gave me a few weeks ago that didnít even know his name. Heíd spent two months with a trainer Iíd rather not name last year and every time we ran him we lost him. He now has HERE, down like a champ and weíre working on WHOA. He has a a good nose and found some bird last year, he just needs some control. I was going to finish him for my buddy but my youngest son took up with the dog immeadiatly when he brought him over, and my buddy said just to keep him. Other than the times we ran him last year I donít think heís been out of a kennel. My buddy will get to hunt with him and wonít have to feed him. I need more freinds like that. Iím shooting the same Mod/Imp Superposed 20ga Iíve always shot. Iím fired up for this season. We have bird on every place I hunt so far.

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I am also ff two of my pointers. My year and a half Blackhawk guardrail male has acquired a taste for quail.

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Originally Posted By: MI2TX
Originally Posted By: tigger
3 incompetent pointers and a J C Higgins single shot 410. We killed a bird 3 years ago.


Hahahaha epic. Thread over.


Good stuff


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Same as every year with this girl. Sheís almost 8 now - seems like every year is becoming more special. I canít wait.



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