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Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) #8087050 12/12/20 11:52 PM
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Guy put a guilt trip on me for no pics the last time I had the pointing dog out in the marsh pulling retriever duty.
Last night my son came in from college for Christmas break. Along with his uncle and cricket, we got out early this morning and went duck hunting. My wife had put in a request for some gumbo birds. The beauty of a good gumbo is it makes them all taste good, so we were leaning on what decoyed. We ended up with a five species mixed bag: 9 gadwall, two green wing teal, 1 wigeon, 2 blue bills, and 4 spoonies. We usually lay off the spoon bills but tell that to a 21 year old the day after finals week... There was a front blowing through at first light. As the temps dropped, the fog rolled in and it was slow. At about 8:30 the fog blew out and a steady NW wind kicked up. The birds started working our dekes and it didn’t take long to scratch 18 gumbo birds. After a slow start, it was quick paced and good to be hunting with my son again.
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The pudelpointer was all in as we got off to a slow start, managing to scratch a few birds in the fog.
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Then the front blew the fog out. Visibility picked up and Cricket is locked in on his momarsh.
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Then Cricket got to go to work.
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This one was good. It was a diving cripple. Cricket went under with it. When he came up he had it by the foot.
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All in all a good day with 18 birds delivered to hand.
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Nothing like hunting with family
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Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087065 12/13/20 12:03 AM
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Wow fantastic pics sir

Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087086 12/13/20 12:19 AM
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Nice!


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Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087124 12/13/20 12:52 AM
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Looks like one to remember!

Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087308 12/13/20 03:06 AM
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Glad you had a good day. Enjoy these days. Work, family and houses tend to get in the way.


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Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087423 12/13/20 09:01 AM
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Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087537 12/13/20 02:05 PM
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What a great post,thanks.


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Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8087683 12/13/20 04:07 PM
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The beauty of spoonys...they are "ducks" to the DOG...great hunt...miss my wife's gumbo...


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Originally Posted by tophorsecop
The beauty of spoonys...they are "ducks" to the DOG...


Truth!!!


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Beautiful pup. cheers


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Makes me wish I could still duck hunt. Nice pics. Thanks

Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8090357 12/15/20 04:13 PM
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Thanks y’all. We let the 21 year old do the calling and work the birds and he out shot us. It’s gratifying to know when the time comes to pass the torch he can carry it. That combined with the dog work made for a stellar day!


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Nice! Great pics bud!


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Looks like fun! coolpics

Re: Mixed bag for Christmas Break(pic heavy) [Re: Smokey Bear] #8091085 12/16/20 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokey Bear
Guy put a guilt trip on me for no pics the last time I had the pointing dog out in the marsh pulling retriever duty. [Linked Image]

Legendary hunt, picture, post....good job Smokey!! cheers

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Looks like a great time!!

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Awesome!

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Thanks for the bump Hopedale.
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Awesome!

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