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Snakes - need some cold weather
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:24:08 PM »
It's to darn warm. I want to get my setter out on some birds after the upland opener but we need some cold nights and cool days to get the snakes in their dens.

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 10:37:27 PM »
I will still stay on my ritual of going into snake areas November 15th or later for fun.

Here's one I killed last week. Shouldn't of been in the area I was working in or it wouldn't of been killed. Glad I didn't find it when I was in the brush.
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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 11:14:41 PM »
I will still stay on my ritual of going into snake areas November 15th or later for fun.

Here's one I killed last week. Shouldn't of been in the area I was working in or it wouldn't of been killed. Glad I didn't find it when I was in the brush.

He looks friendly and just wanted to give you a kiss.

I'm gonna have to stick to grouse until we get some freezing temps. Gonna be a long few weeks waiting.


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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 08:59:17 PM »
We knocked one out yesterday in an area that was VERY high in elevation.  he was coiled up in a catatonic state.  He did not even move or hissss when I moved the barrel past his nose.  It was as if he was sleeping. 
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 08:49:11 PM by merkelman »

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 07:01:03 AM »
No snakes for us. And we camp in a spot there should be some.  But it was cold at night. Been looking for one even, want it for my boys hat and to do some snake training with it.

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 08:33:22 PM »
Have heard multiple reports similar to Merkleman's. Snakes out in Chukar country where people have not seen them before.

If I recall this is a very early upland opener so that may have something to do with it.

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 09:03:16 PM »


If I recall this is a very early upland opener so that may have something to do with it.

I don't think the 1st of October came any earlier this year than in the past. :)
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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 10:40:40 PM »


If I recall this is a very early upland opener so that may have something to do with it.

I don't think the 1st of October came any earlier this year than in the past. :)

Maybe I'm getting forgetful in my old age but I seem to recall upland openers starting around Oct 15th in years past.

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2016, 08:58:42 PM »
Funny how a lot of people talk about seeing rattlers... ive hunted every opening week of my life and havent seen any snakes... jw, what would you guys do if your dog did get bit besides bring it to the vet?

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 09:40:20 PM »
Not much you can do. I am from Cali and have encountered westerns and Mohave greens which are very poisonous. My oldest dog is snake broken and seems to know what to do when encountered. My younger GSP would most likely want to play with it and get big. The snake shots help but most hunting breeds can withstand, depending on the snake. At least that's what I have been told by my vet and a herpatologist.

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 02:23:04 PM »
Ran into one myself on opening day.  One more step and eeeyikes!  Managed to get the dog steered away and had plenty of time to do a photo op.  Hopefully now that it's started raining on the east side this little boogers will head for hibernation!


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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 10:33:09 PM »
Ran into one myself on opening day.  One more step and eeeyikes!  Managed to get the dog steered away and had plenty of time to do a photo op.  Hopefully now that it's started raining on the east side this little boogers will head for hibernation!

Another happy fellow. He needs a back rub with some #6's

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2016, 10:44:24 AM »
Ran into one myself on opening day.  One more step and eeeyikes!  Managed to get the dog steered away and had plenty of time to do a photo op.  Hopefully now that it's started raining on the east side this little boogers will head for hibernation!

Another happy fellow. He needs a back rub with some #6's
That would make a great hat band!

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2016, 12:21:40 PM »
This thread makes my skin crawl.  I hate snakes.  Send me in a berry patch with a gutshot bear, but don't come near me with a snake. >:(
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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2016, 12:37:58 PM »
This thread makes my skin crawl.  I hate snakes.  Send me in a berry patch with a gutshot bear, but don't come near me with a snake. >:(

Good to know...
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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2016, 12:40:04 PM »
This thread makes my skin crawl.  I hate snakes.  Send me in a berry patch with a gutshot bear, but don't come near me with a snake. >:(

Good to know...

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2016, 12:41:40 PM »
This thread makes my skin crawl.  I hate snakes.  Send me in a berry patch with a gutshot bear, but don't come near me with a snake. >:(

Good to know...

Don't even think about it. :chuckle:

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Re: Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2016, 12:42:01 PM »
 :chuckle:
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Snakes - need some cold weather
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2016, 08:53:39 PM »
Went out Sunday and was confident there were no snakes. Ground is warmer than the air most days now. With the forecast predicting a few nights in the 30s I think the snakes are headed for their dens.

 

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