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Title: How's everyone's season?
Post by: 4T on November 26, 2017, 06:44:01 PM
Just curious how everyone's season is going.  I'm still trying to figure out how to post pics, but my season is spectacular.   My pup is 8 months old now and he is catching on great.  We've harvested 3 chukar and a hun so far this season.  We've been able to get on birds almost every time we go out.  We would have more if I could hold up my end of the deal.  Seems to be plenty of birds this year.  Hope it's same for you all.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on November 26, 2017, 07:04:31 PM
My season is going decent. I've harvested 11 wild roosters, a hun and 66 quail. My 4 year old female lab is shining this year, and Ber year old pup is doing very well for his first season
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: brocka on November 27, 2017, 09:09:25 PM
I'm in the same boat. I have an 11 month old GSP. His resume is looking good so far. 11 rooster (some wild, some release), 6 quail and 2 chuckar plus a few dove retrieves earlier in the year. All my big game hunting is done so we are going to hit it hard until mid January.

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: GoBeavs85 on November 27, 2017, 10:09:16 PM
Good year on pheasants and below average on quail. Might be just because there seems to be good pheasant numbers so Iíve focused less on quail. Dog had a pinched nerve in her neck causing a bad limp. Had to rest her for 4 weeks so that slowed us down. Just getting going again.


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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: T-Bone on November 29, 2017, 07:31:37 AM
Better than the last couple years for pheasants and about the same as last year for quail.

Golly, Old Fat Man me with the aging dog actually have a a few roosters and quail left over in the freezer!

No Huns yet, and to be honest, I enjoy hunting and eating them the most of all.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Naches Sportsman on November 29, 2017, 12:20:28 PM
Last one of the day. 49th of the year. 7 quail, 3 huns, 1 teal, 2 mallards, and 9 grouse over her this year.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Fishnfowler on December 01, 2017, 10:49:04 AM
You guys keep good records.  I've had a better than average year.  No phez, but I don't target them.  Lots of quail, huns, and chukar.  I've had the best chukar year in a long time, I'm seeing good numbers of those.  Good duck and goose hunting too, but I don't get into that as much until it gets colder.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: merkelman on December 02, 2017, 03:07:38 PM
You guys keep good records.  I've had a better than average year.  No phez, but I don't target them.  Lots of quail, huns, and chukar.  I've had the best chukar year in a long time, I'm seeing good numbers of those.  Good duck and goose hunting too, but I don't get into that as much until it gets colder.
agreed on the Chukar...will be out the next few days. I am sure photos will follow.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Birdhunter509 on December 02, 2017, 06:24:50 PM
Opening week was great for us... group of 3 of us shot over 30 wild pheasants with quail and huns sprinkled in... seems like all birds had a great hatch though. cant wait to head over after Christmas!
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: 4T on December 02, 2017, 08:07:22 PM
I had a good hunt yesterday afternoon.  Found the chukars but I couldn't get below em.  Just seemed like the day was in favor for the birds.  Every time the pup would do d them we were above,  and they would head way down the hill into the fog before we could get around em.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on December 03, 2017, 11:45:29 AM
Short 10 minute hunt today, good dog work from my 2 labs and lots of birds put me at 76 qual for the season!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/28efeaa3ed12072e20197825a4a00dd0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/91464b9bfeafaba3516838626cff0b10.jpg)

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: 87Ford on December 03, 2017, 11:51:44 AM
Short 10 minute hunt today, good dog work from my 2 labs and lots of birds put me at 76 qual for the season!

No roosters this morning?!?
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on December 03, 2017, 12:04:30 PM
Short 10 minute hunt today, good dog work from my 2 labs and lots of birds put me at 76 qual for the season!

No roosters this morning?!?
Didnt hunt a great pheasant spot today, just targeted quail.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: 87Ford on December 03, 2017, 01:22:13 PM
I did pretty well on pheasants early in the season.  Haven't had a chance to get back in a while.  Hoping to make another trip soon.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: brocka on December 03, 2017, 03:25:32 PM
Got up early on Saturday morning and made a quick trip over east. Moose pointed 3 roosters and being solo I picked the wrong side of the trees on 2 of them. The 3rd point was in some tall reeds and the bird held tight. Moose had to have been pointing it within inches because when it flushed, it flushed in the same spot I saw the reeds moving last. Also, added 2 bonus quail. Great day. That makes rooster #12 for moose! He is having a great year so far. He turned 1 year old last Wednesday (11/29) and has without a doubt, exceeded my expectations.

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Forks on December 03, 2017, 04:27:43 PM
Got up early on Saturday morning and made a quick trip over east. Moose pointed 3 roosters and being solo I picked the wrong side of the trees on 2 of them. The 3rd point was in some tall reeds and the bird held tight. Moose had to have been pointing it within inches because when it flushed, it flushed in the same spot I saw the reeds moving last. Also, added 2 bonus quail. Great day. That makes rooster #12 for moose! He is having a great year so far. He turned 1 year old last Wednesday (11/29) and has without a doubt, exceeded my expectations.

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Super cool to see a young dog get it.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Birdguy on December 03, 2017, 07:40:02 PM
That is awesome! Gotta love that work and success!!!
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Labs07 on December 11, 2017, 01:25:05 PM
I've had a pretty good season.... 15 Pheasant so far and about 10 Quail.  No Huns this year, they are hit and miss in the area I hunt.  With the colder weather I expect to limit out on Pheasant pretty regularly. 
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: GoBeavs85 on December 12, 2017, 12:55:01 PM
Short 10 minute hunt today, good dog work from my 2 labs and lots of birds put me at 76 qual for the season!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/28efeaa3ed12072e20197825a4a00dd0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/91464b9bfeafaba3516838626cff0b10.jpg)

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: fethrduster on December 12, 2017, 03:58:57 PM
Short 10 minute hunt today, good dog work from my 2 labs and lots of birds put me at 76 qual for the season!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/28efeaa3ed12072e20197825a4a00dd0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/91464b9bfeafaba3516838626cff0b10.jpg)

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Awesome!  Try to save some for seed  :tup:
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on December 12, 2017, 04:53:00 PM
Short 10 minute hunt today, good dog work from my 2 labs and lots of birds put me at 76 qual for the season!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/28efeaa3ed12072e20197825a4a00dd0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171203/91464b9bfeafaba3516838626cff0b10.jpg)

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Awesome!  Try to save some for seed  :tup:
I'd say we have another 300-400 quail on this property  :tup:
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on December 16, 2017, 03:52:59 PM
Poor, poor shooting today! I ended up with 1 shy of my limit and a bonus rabbit! As usual the dogs did great! Puts me at 89 quail (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171216/d3acead2523fa22c1253b9138be687ff.jpg)

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: fethrduster on December 18, 2017, 11:03:44 AM
Life is good.

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on December 18, 2017, 11:46:41 AM
were you hunting the YTC?
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on December 18, 2017, 12:29:37 PM
were you hunting the YTC?

Who?
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on December 24, 2017, 06:41:52 PM
And here's #100 quail for the season!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171225/3747c5f75a008aa5951c3557b6c58066.jpg)

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: merkelman on December 29, 2017, 09:25:32 PM
This is no Chukar...
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: merkelman on December 30, 2017, 09:38:04 PM
Past two days catch!  Birds are down low folks. HAPPY NEW YEAR
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: John B on December 31, 2017, 04:56:04 PM
Went out today, crunchy snow made for loud footsteps and wild flushing birds. Managed to knock down a rooster and hun
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Forks on December 31, 2017, 05:37:05 PM
Fished 2017 with a few bangs and hope to ring the new one in tomorrow with a bunch also.
Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: buglebuster on January 08, 2018, 06:21:15 PM
Quick limit after work today! Cant believe how awesome Olaf is doing near the end of his 1st season. This limit makes 120 quail I've shot over him. Cant wait to see what he becomes!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180109/7388db7679741d4a4ef839d9886ff0e4.jpg)

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Title: Re: How's everyone's season?
Post by: Wingin it on January 11, 2018, 07:20:04 PM
Does anybody have a snow report for me in the upper basin area? Looking to finally get out and do some birds hunting!