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Title: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: longrange7mm on February 03, 2018, 04:23:43 PM
This season started out pretty rough after loosing my side kick at only 9 yrs old due to an inoperable tumor. Last season I noticed he was starting to slow down so I talked the Mrs. into letting me get on the list for one of my buddies Setter pups. I was hoping to run this pup with my older dog this first season unfortunately it didn't happen.
I usually don't hunt birds much until November after most my big game hunts are done, I did manage to turn him out on some blue grouse during archery season but that was it. He was lacking with exposure when we started chasing pheasants and chuckars in November but man he caught on quick. I can not believe the natural hunt drive and ability of this dog at 9 months old he is running big and holding on point for 10-15 minutes, relocating and whoa on command. Everyone told me this first season with a male setter will be a sacrificial year, If this year was a sacrificial year i want one every year. with over 100 birds shot over him between 7 and 9 months and traveling to 3 states I think its fair to say my old side kick knew he was leaving me in good hands with this pup.


 
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: longrange7mm on February 03, 2018, 04:31:06 PM
Relucant to retrieve the grouse in Nebraska  :chuckle: 
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: Mfowl on February 03, 2018, 04:39:05 PM
Sorry to hear about your rough start! However..looks like good times ahead! Good lookin dogs! :tup:
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: T-Bone on February 04, 2018, 05:57:52 AM
Great photos and a great looking dog, as well. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: jackson7 on February 08, 2018, 11:24:19 AM
Love the photos. always amazing getting out with a new dog and seeing what they can do. Bet you still remember the 1st point. congrats.
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on February 08, 2018, 02:24:00 PM
Great photos.  He might be your once in a lifetime dog. 
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: Special T on February 08, 2018, 02:31:24 PM
Good to see your new pup on here. Try not to brag too much about the awesome state you get to live and hunt in! I'm envious!

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Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: Wacenturion on February 12, 2018, 07:55:10 AM
Absolutely beautiful buddy you have there.  Used to hunt over my Red Setters years ago and always had a fondness for setters in general.  Great color and markings, twelve o'clock tail.....life is good. :tup:
Title: Re: Rough start to the 17 Upland Season
Post by: fethrduster on February 20, 2018, 01:37:26 PM
Fantastic!  Cherish these years.  My setter is turning 9 this year and is starting to slow down after a couple hours.  Sigh....