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Pup and her first bird!!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rmctaggart, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. rmctaggart

    rmctaggart TS Member

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    Frank that is one good pup merry christmas bob mctaggart
     
  2. g7777777

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    Cool- sounds like a good year for birds also

    Gene
     
  3. SD Trap Family

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    Very nice. Congrats and Merry Christmas from South Dakota.

    Bud
     
  4. ivanhoe

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    Ya Frank and that pup is much better looking than you are also!!!!! Merry Christmas Frank.

    Bob Lawless
     
  5. bigdogtx

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    New dogs/pups keeps the old ticker ticking.....
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

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    That's great.

    GB
    DLS
     
  7. wireguy

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    Nothing better than a pups first retrieve. Congrats.
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    The Pup looks proud as you display its catch ... Beautiful dog ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. notquite27

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    6 birds in 15 minutes? I should ask where you hunt, but I know that your lips are sealed. I live in southern Vt. and our grouse season has been quite poor. A Happy Holiday to you and your fortunate pup.

    I'm raising a new Llewellin Setter, and she is coming along fine at 9 months. It is a thrill to watch them grow and learn, even if your old bones groan a little more each year at the end of the day.

    Merry Christmas!
     
  10. Jawhawker

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    I think for a hunter, one of the biggest thrills in life (next to watching your children grow)is the maturing of a fine bird dog. It appears you have a great deal of joy coming in life.
     
  11. Bruce Em

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    In Saratoga NY area we put up 1 per hour and they arent flocking

    I did run the dog without her bell last sunday and had 2 up in 15 minutes. May be that made a difference?

    Missed #1, #2 was a 20 yd crosser who went down. 1 3/4 GWP didnt put her up but found her and retrieved. First one I have shot in 33 years.

    Shared the meal with her

    There should be more north of here.

    When I lived in NH (Merrimack) we had quail. Never found them when hunting just when motorcycling. Funny how dreams live on thru life.
    regards
     
  12. notquite27

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    Frank C,

    Yes, you probably got lucky. But, then, could you think of a better or more timely Christmas gift for you and your pup?

    Good luck for the remainder of the season, and Happy Holidays.

    Mike
     
  13. DB Bill

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    She'll have you trained in no time at all. Merry Christmas,
     
  14. potatodigger1

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    what, only 1 picture of the dog? what the ....
    nicely done, matt.
     
  15. wolfram

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    Agree with Pheasantmaster - one of the coolest things in bird hunting is watching the lights come on for a hunting pup. No matter how much training you do before hand, that first dead bird is like doggie cocaine and from then on they live for the next hunt.

    Great looking yellow dog - I'm sure you two will have a lot of good times together.
     
  16. CalvinMD

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    Thanks for sharing the memory Frank..Merry Xmas!!
     
  17. cubancigar2000

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    Pretty special. I want a pup.
     
  18. Hap MecTweaks

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    Frank C., thanks for sharing your great hunting story with us!! I love that picture of your dandy young dog sneaking in on the scent trail!! You've put him position to have his feathered fire lit and the memories will be great for you both!! Priceless!!

    PS, ya might wanna do a tad of international skeet practice though? Helps with attacking the woods rockets explosive take offs!

    Hap
     
  19. Bob Hawkes

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    Good for you Frank. Glad you're enjoying NH. Lots of fun times ahead for you.
     
  20. Bruce Specht

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    Have fun with your new hunting partner
     
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