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Other Hunting => Upland Birds => Topic started by: brocka on December 08, 2017, 08:25:04 AM

Title: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on December 08, 2017, 08:25:04 AM
I got a new pup last year, a German Shorthair. A first for me as I have always had labs. Anyway, it has been pretty enjoyable hunting behind "Moose" this year. He turned 1 on 11/29 and is really kicking ass. He definitely "gets it".

We started this summer with some dove on a local dairy farm

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Then got a little grouse action

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Next we rolled right into pheasant as soon as my big game hunts were over for the year. Here he is with his first rooster.

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A hunt just shy of a 3 man limit. He was one TIRED pup after this hunt. I almost had to carry him back to the truck.

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Solo day for him and I, We got 3 roosters and a few quail.

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First chuckar hunt, we got 2 along with a few quail. Poor shooters this day for Moose, he wasnt happy with us...

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I took him on his birthday weekend. He pointed 3 roosters and being solo, I picked the wrong side of the tree for 2 of them. I was able to knock the 3rd one down for him though. Biggest tail to date, it was also his 12th rooster on the year.

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We are headed back over east this weekend. Hoping to get into some birds!
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: elkchaser54 on December 08, 2017, 08:46:23 AM
Awesome Story and Pics!   Where did you get your pup from???  Im in the market for a GSP.
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: X-Force on December 08, 2017, 08:50:24 AM
Good looking dog.
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on December 08, 2017, 08:55:03 AM
Awesome Story and Pics!   Where did you get your pup from???  Im in the market for a GSP.
Scott Chavis out of Buckley

http://www.realdogkennels.com

He is having a litter here soon.

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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: jagermiester on December 08, 2017, 01:06:08 PM
What an awesome opening season for a pup. When that dog is 5 he is going to be something special. Good job!

Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: jackelope on December 08, 2017, 01:48:26 PM
Great looking pup, Brock. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you guys are having a lot of fun.
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: GoBeavs85 on December 08, 2017, 03:20:25 PM
Looks like you know the #1 ingredient in making a great bird dog, BIRDS! Fantastic first season.


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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: constructeur on December 08, 2017, 04:14:47 PM

Shorthairs  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on December 10, 2017, 04:16:39 PM
Well I knew sooner or later we were going to have a tough weekend of hunting. It all cant be awesome. My GPS said 17 miles. We got 9 pheasant up, 3 being roosters. I knocked the first one down and it fell in some very thick reeds onto a frozen pond. I am guessing it hit the ice and ran. We couldn't find it and after I fell through the ice to my knees trying to help break trail for moose, we kept moving. The other two roosters were a little out of range and didn't hold at all. Of course, all but 1 hen flushed right in my face! Moose had a bit of limp Saturday night and this morning he was still favoring his left paw so we checked out a new spot for next weekend and headed home. He got the day off.

Saturday after we got back to the truck after shooting hours, I opened the door for him and then went to the back of the truck and took my vest off and put my gun away, he was sound asleep in less than a minute, haha!

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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: TVHunts on December 12, 2017, 05:48:28 PM
Awesome season for you and the pup.  Its amazing to me what a good bird dog will go through every time out. Makes you look at them and wonder how they do it.

Congrats on a great partner and a good season  :tup:
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on December 17, 2017, 05:30:31 PM
Made it over east for a quick half day hunt. Birds held well and Moose did awesome!

Freezing fog...

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6 pheasant pointed total, 5 roosters and 1 hen. 100+ quail in about 6 different coveys. Fun day!

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Tired Pup

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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on January 01, 2018, 01:53:41 PM
Had a good Quail day yesterday!

Shot a limit

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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: boneaddict on January 01, 2018, 02:20:57 PM
Hes living the dream
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on January 01, 2018, 02:37:13 PM
Hes living the dream
He sure is!

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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: trophyhunt on January 01, 2018, 03:36:03 PM
Great times, thanks for posting Brock
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on January 08, 2018, 06:46:40 AM
Had to work another Saturday. So Sunday morning we got up early and drove east. Great day for quail. We had some BIG coveys and we were limited by 10AM

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Moose was really interested in the tree, he kept circling it but wasnt exactly "birdie". I looked up and realized why! We moved on.

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Moose in the thick stuff. He was retrieving a quail I had shot. He was pinned to the ground and had to belly crawl out backwards. Awesome retrieve. Look closely and you can see his right front paw and leg

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Tired pup on the way home!

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Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: lewy on January 08, 2018, 06:54:31 AM
 :tup: I miss those days of getting home from a bird trip and the pup sleeps for the next two days
Title: Re: My season with "Moose"
Post by: brocka on January 08, 2018, 08:36:56 AM
:tup: I miss those days of getting home from a bird trip and the pup sleeps for the next two days
It's my favorite part ;-)

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