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Offline ribka

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mixed bag
« on: October 03, 2016, 08:33:29 AM »
Not a bad morning

Went out and hunted a few hours with young dog before it became too hot and before the snakes came out. Very pleased with how the 2 years dog is coming along. Many good steady points and all retrieves.

!/2 doz quail a few chukars. No huns but heard them

boy are the birds jumpy this year. Especially the chukars but the numbers look good


came home and dog is acting birdy-quail all around my house and this guy sitting in a tree right by the house.  :tup:

of course let them pass




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Re: mixed bag
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2016, 08:48:42 AM »
Congrats on the mixed bag!
Looking forward to your ND trip report and pictures.
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Re: mixed bag
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 08:51:17 AM »
the quail seemed to lprefer the tall grass for cover. As mentioned birds seem more jumpy this year for beginning of season. Great points but hard to find the dog when pointing. Need a gps or beeper collar :chuckle:




ben,  have to come up and hunt upland with me when you have time

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Re: mixed bag
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 01:43:48 PM »
Agreed, the CHUKAR were really skiddish this year.  Might be the warner weather, plus the birds looked very juvenile.  Huns were very illusive as well.  The dogs were having a tough time locking them down.  I shot 3 more birds, all wing shots and they coasted down the hill.  I was also shooting a new 28ga, average shot distance, except for the one on the truck, 40 yards.  All the birds we put up yesterday flushed wild, again, except for this one that was pointed.

Hopefully the cooler weather will change all this...
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Re: mixed bag
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 10:42:48 PM »
I always leave my lc smith Uggie and Merkel behind and grab my semi when I anticipate chukars :chuckle:
 

Anticipate  a 40 plus yd shot
And put in the full choke

My dog pointed and held a covey of 30 plus covey at least 40 yds away

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Re: mixed bag
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2016, 07:17:14 AM »
Same here, only covey that held was a covey of young birds. Numbers looked amazing but a little warm and we did see a snake.

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Re: mixed bag
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 09:08:15 AM »
My favorite chukar gun is a 6lb 16ga sxs hammer gun with a sling and  1 or 1 1/8 oz. 5's.  Good out to 40+ yds. 

 

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