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Freelancing on the prairie #8435797 11/01/21 03:03 PM
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My longtime hunting buddy and I just got back from freelancing on the prairie with our dogs. Good hunting buddies are a treasure. We don’t take time for many pictures. Mostly just snap a few at the end of the day. My buddy has a torn rotator cuff. In several of the hunts he shot a single shot 410 with a half ounce of #6 steel @ 1,400 fps and was dealing. I have not included his pictures. Without his consent I will not put him on the net. The ticked GSP in some of the pics is his dog. It has a big motor. The brown Pudelpointer is mine. A few pics of some of what we got into.
Both dogs are seasoned and know how to handle a wild pheasant. We hit the ground running on day one.
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A closer look at some of gods handiwork
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We duck hunted and shot mallards, Pintail, and Widgeon.
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I got some new jewelry from a mallard drake banded in the Atlantic flyway 5 1/2 years ago.
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Hunted roosters some more
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Goose hunted
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Hunted some more Roosters
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As usual we enjoyed the dog work and weather and had a big time.
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Then to put a cherry on it all I picked up a pudelpointer puppy on the way home.


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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8435799 11/01/21 03:07 PM
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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8435809 11/01/21 03:22 PM
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What breeder did the pup come from, how long was your wait to get a pup?

Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8435824 11/01/21 03:37 PM
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Cross Timbers gun dogs, Noble, Ok. Jack Tracey is the breeder. I did not have a big wait. The sire is a full brother to my other one so I had an inside track. Sire is from bob farris at cedarwood in Boise Idaho. Female is out of Bodo Winterhelle’s line in Canada and belongs to Jack. It is a dog I like. Bodo was the fellow that first brought Pudelpointers to North America.

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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8437581 11/03/21 04:01 AM
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Looks like a great trip! Congrats on the new addition.


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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8437671 11/03/21 11:39 AM
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Pure greatness. cheers


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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8437719 11/03/21 12:23 PM
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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8438814 11/04/21 01:47 PM
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Sweet hunt! I start my season on the prairie every year- it’s an amazing place!
Grats on the new pup! Should be a good one !

Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8439002 11/04/21 04:26 PM
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Yes it is a special place for a bird hunter. Last year was the first time in over 20 years I did not go.


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Re: Freelancing on the prairie [Re: Smokey Bear] #8439346 11/04/21 11:48 PM
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Awesome. That’s a dream hunt of mine.

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Looks like a great trip

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