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Shooting unpointed birds #8054495 11/18/20 01:49 AM
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Yes or no.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8054545 11/18/20 02:28 AM
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IF you are there to kill birds,,, just covey shoot before they fly.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8054549 11/18/20 02:30 AM
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Nope. Have let many fly. Paid off in the long run without a doubt

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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8054638 11/18/20 04:19 AM
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Just wondering about opinions. I personally don’t.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8055070 11/18/20 04:54 PM
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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8055160 11/18/20 05:39 PM
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Pups on ground, no.
Hunting with seasoned dogs and a bird jumps up away from dogs but close to me, it's a dead bird.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN] #8055176 11/18/20 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
Pups on ground, no.
Hunting with seasoned dogs and a bird jumps up away from dogs but close to me, it's a dead bird.



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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8055180 11/18/20 05:57 PM
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young dogs no. Older dog that stop to flush yes.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8055183 11/18/20 06:01 PM
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Yes, back in the day. No now.


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN] #8055230 11/18/20 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CCBIRDDOGMAN
Pups on ground, no.
Hunting with seasoned dogs and a bird jumps up away from dogs but close to me, it's a dead bird.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: Mundo] #8055239 11/18/20 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Mundo
young dogs no. Older dog that stop to flush yes.



Do you still hunt one of the Brisco ranches?


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: scalebuster] #8055271 11/18/20 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by scalebuster
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Pups on ground, no.
Hunting with seasoned dogs and a bird jumps up away from dogs but close to me, it's a dead bird.


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8055293 11/18/20 06:59 PM
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Bob white, not anymore. I will probably watch where it goes and see if a dog can get it pointed. At this stage it is about the dog work for me.
Blue quail and seasoned dog, maybe.
Pheasant, Grouse, Huns or Woodcock no.


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: Mundo] #8055367 11/18/20 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Mundo
young dogs no. Older dog that stop to flush yes.


That’s the info I was looking for.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: bill oxner] #8055494 11/18/20 09:47 PM
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Do you still hunt one of the Brisco ranches?[/quote]

Yes---seeing a lot of birds but bad scenting conditions. Other pastures still have a manager who makes it hard to quail hunt during deer season.

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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: Mundo] #8055500 11/18/20 09:53 PM
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Do you still hunt one of the Brisco ranches?[/quote]

Yes---seeing a lot of birds but bad scenting conditions. Other pastures still have a manager who makes it hard to quail hunt during deer season.
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Went there one time as a guest of a bird dogger that I had takeen to my lease up in Choncho county.


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: Mundo] #8055907 11/19/20 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mundo
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Do you still hunt one of the Brisco ranches?[/quote]

Yes---seeing a lot of birds but bad scenting conditions. Other pastures still have a manager who makes it hard to quail hunt during deer season.
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Glad to hear it’s just not my dogs having trouble scenting birds. Does make it tough working a young dog.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8056156 11/19/20 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by 68rustbucket
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Do you still hunt one of the Brisco ranches?


Yes---seeing a lot of birds but bad scenting conditions. Other pastures still have a manager who makes it hard to quail hunt during deer season.
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Glad to hear it’s just not my dogs having trouble scenting birds. Does make it tough working a young dog. [/quote]

They did not allow vehicles off the road when I was there. Has that changed?


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8056212 11/19/20 01:36 PM
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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8058743 11/21/20 03:40 PM
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If the dog bumps them, No.
A wild flush that was not the dogs fault, Yes.


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Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8058805 11/21/20 04:37 PM
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I was thinking more on the wild flush line, never would shoot a bird my dog bumped.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8058892 11/21/20 05:38 PM
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I tried Blue Quail a couple of years ago but didn't stir any up (Black Gap WMA) but I think the ground is open enough for it to work. On Bobwhites, if there is brush, tall grass etc.- I tried without a dog and YES you can scare some up but there are two problems, First, the birds won't fly without a dog, they'll just keep walking away. I have fired one round to make them fly and then I have only one shot left in my double gun. The hit bird then soars down into brush and without a dog you have real problems finding it, so I don't hunt birds that way any more. I really like dove shooting in a field. After deer hunting that is my favorite,

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Yes - get to work on retrieve, finding dead birds, etc. Often not the dogs fault.

Re: Shooting unpointed birds [Re: 68rustbucket] #8062832 11/24/20 05:45 PM
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It depends on the situation but I rarely let a bird go that I can get a clean shot on. The dogs appreciate the kill and retrieve. This doesn't happen very often in my experience.

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