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Author Topic: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener  (Read 3050 times)

Offline GoBeavs85

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Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:21:40 PM »
Iím sure Iím in the minority here but...I think I like the closing weekend of season better than the opener. The last weekend of the season has better hunting weather, less crowds, and the dogs and I are in top hunting shape. The birds are craftier but letís be honest, if it was always easy we wouldnít like it as much. We have a whole season behind us and as we take the last few strolls many memories of hunts flash in my memory. It seems to be easier to soak in the entire experience instead of being focused on harvesting the first birds of the season. If we miss the opener you still have the whole season in front of you. But if you miss the closing days, you have to wait months to get back out.

If you have a bird dog closing weekend should be mandatory attendance for you two in the field. Letís see some end of season fun!


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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 08:26:06 PM »
Awesome pic, that tells a story right there

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 08:37:38 PM »
Amazing picture! Thanks for sharing looks like you had a lot of fun!
And seriously, that picture....
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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 09:53:23 PM »
Looks like great times and great memories

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 03:44:12 PM »
This guy liked his feather treats Wed. One last go at it Saturday.

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 07:41:35 PM »
Had a great last day of the season!

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 07:31:58 PM »
Our last bird of the season. Missing tail feathers as I winged it and he chased it down. Must have caught it by the tail before grabbing it.

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 11:20:43 PM »
Beautiful pictures gents. thank you. Hey john B, if you dont mind what are you shooting ? thx, Jackson

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 06:22:13 AM »
Beautiful pictures gents. thank you. Hey john B, if you dont mind what are you shooting ? thx, Jackson

Smith and Wesson elite gold 20 gauge. Same gun as the dickenson sxs or webley and scott 2000 I believe.

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 02:42:08 PM »
Love the sxs. nice gun. congrats.

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 04:48:34 AM »
I agree man. my 1.5 yr old setter really came into his own this season. we slipped over to nebraska so we actually got two closing weekends on ditch parrots. We made it back home in time to catch the last day of chuckar too  :chuckle:
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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 03:43:19 PM »
One measily bird fell on my car and almost ruined my gun. It fell outta the sky on the last day of the season.

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 05:08:23 PM »
Beautiful pictures of what looks to be a great trip  longrange7mm! I especially like the one with the Bobwhites and A5. If you don't mind me asking, what type of camera were you using?

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 07:20:48 PM »
Beautiful pictures of what looks to be a great trip  longrange7mm! I especially like the one with the Bobwhites and A5. If you don't mind me asking, what type of camera were you using?

Thanks it was a great trip. I just used the camera on my Iphone 8+ and touched up with an app called snapseed.
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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2019, 07:39:50 PM »
Oh cool! I'll have to check it out.

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 08:37:59 PM »
Some really great pictures on here!  Thanks for sharing.  :tup:

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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 10:25:48 PM »
This was just before the closing, but still had elements of a final hunt. Great to share with my son.
The rooster is launching just in front of Cutter's nose. Really surprised how tight he held.
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Re: Hot take, closing weekend is better than the opener
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2019, 09:17:07 PM »
I had a great close to my season. Finally got my limit of pheasant🥳🥳

Love seeing others pictures keep em coming!

 


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