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Odd little birds my dog points
« on: November 05, 2016, 07:46:46 AM »
I hunt the Scatter Creek release site and my dog will lock up on some really nice, solid points on some kind of little bird that looks sort of like a woodcock.  Anybody know what they are and do your dogs point them too?  Are they a snipe of some kind?  I'm curious if my knucklehead is the only one getting my hopes up by pointing these things.  (yes, he also has been know to point gophers, meadowlarks, and ant hills when he gets bored......but that's another topic and those points are easy to discern from the solid ones he has on pheasants and whatever these birds are).
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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 08:23:14 AM »
They are Jack snipe.

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 08:26:15 AM »
 :yeah:
Also heard of them called Wilson Snipe look them up.

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 08:37:21 AM »
Awesome.  Thank you.
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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 08:28:44 PM »
Def a Wilson's snipe

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 08:39:23 PM »
I've got a young pup in her first year hunting and I swear she can find and point every tweety bird in a field some days!

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016, 05:17:41 AM »
Snipe are game birds. Last I checked you just gotta have the state waterfowl endorsement. Think the limit was around 10


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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 10:34:50 AM »
And remember, snipe must be shot with steel!

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 10:37:14 AM »
Another possibility is they could be killdeer.

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016, 03:40:12 PM »
Another possibility is they could be killdeer.
He said they look like a woodcock though. Killdeer looks nothing like woodcock


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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2016, 06:14:25 PM »
They aren't killdeer.  I have those in my back yard tormenting the dog all the time.  After looking up and reading about the Wilson Snipe that looks like what they are.  For some reason I always assumed Snipe would be a shore-bird, not in the middle of a field.  The ones that he seems to point the best (along with pheasants) are the snipes and the meadowlarks. 
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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2016, 07:48:38 PM »
My gordon points snipe quite well, I hunt him in a field that gets partially flooded and we get into quite a few of them. Super recognizable 'SCREEEEEEE" when they flush.

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Re: Odd little birds my dog points
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2016, 06:17:12 AM »
nothing quite like walking in to the river at first light to do some fishing and about stepping on one of those.  definitely gets your heart pumping :yike:
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