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Had A Great Hunt On The Border. #8171755 02/16/21 04:10 AM
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Pointed 17 coveys the first day and 14 the second. Had to cut it short. It took two days in the snow to make it back home. It was a great hunt. Rainy and cold in South Tx. Beautiful dog work. Got some pups into bird for the first time. I could do this every day!

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Looks like fun to me.


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Nice! I’m waiting for warmer weather.

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Dang!
That sure beats what I've been doing!

good on you.


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....honoring with a mouth full of bird.
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One of the best reports this year. cheers


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Heck yeah! When it is cool and moist down there, it can be pretty epic.

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Great pics and sounds like a lot of fun

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Awesome, wish I was with you. Forrest

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Excellent trip

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Thats absolutely phenomenal! Are these all wild birds?

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where abouts were you? I was in freer late last week and we did not fare as well. cold and wet.

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We were south of y’all. Best hunt I’ve had in three years. It’s nice when it’s cool enough to run dogs all day.

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That doesn’t happen that often down that way. You hit it just right, and the sand really helps out.

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Nice hunting! That last picture could be mistaken as a sled dog team with the background.

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Awesome!


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Originally Posted by Chuckw
Thats absolutely phenomenal! Are these all wild birds?


I’m pretty sure they were all wild unless someone snuck in 15 miles off the blacktop and tossed out hundreds of pet bird.. The hatch must have been great down there with a lot of late nests. Many bird were small and held like they had a death wish. I just hope most made it through the snow. Next weekend could be a different story. Wish we would have pounded on them instead of just shooting covey rise. The only singles we really worked was when I threw my little Lucy dog on the ground by herself when we busted a 20 bird covey off the Road. We could have killed the whole bunch in the thick grass but we only shot three over her.she pointed almost all of them. Pups also had a few Singles shot over them when they held their bird.

It was nice to see the dogs really get into bird all day. They’ve been running all year without much to show for it. The Cadillac dogs really put on a show. It’s really nice to have a hunt where the old dogs just do their job and the pups get a nose full regularly. Every dog on the trip had several finds. Trips like this make all the work worthwhile.

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Doesn't get any better, great for the Dogs, and their Pop !


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Originally Posted by scalebuster
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Thats absolutely phenomenal! Are these all wild birds?


I’m pretty sure they were all wild unless someone snuck in 15 miles off the blacktop and tossed out hundreds of pet bird.. The hatch must have been great down there with a lot of late nests. Many bird were small and held like they had a death wish. I just hope most made it through the snow. Next weekend could be a different story. Wish we would have pounded on them instead of just shooting covey rise. The only singles we really worked was when I threw my little Lucy dog on the ground by herself when we busted a 20 bird covey off the Road. We could have killed the whole bunch in the thick grass but we only shot three over her.she pointed almost all of them. Pups also had a few Singles shot over them when they held their bird.

It was nice to see the dogs really get into bird all day. They’ve been running all year without much to show for it. The Cadillac dogs really put on a show. It’s really nice to have a hunt where the old dogs just do their job and the pups get a nose full regularly. Every dog on the trip had several finds. Trips like this make all the work worthwhile.

That's a dream hunt. Congrats!


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Looks like a lot of fun

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