PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Wanna brag about an accomplishment or share something good? Do it here!

Moderator: Moderator Pack

PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Hdc » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:15 pm

Well…..it is that time of year again. Cricket turned 5 this month, and we are just about to wrap up our 5th hunting season together. This year has been no less exciting than the first 4.
Image

19 pups sired by Cricket were born last year and he now has pups that are hunting all over the United States and Canada. Two pups from the first litter have already tested and both got NA 112 Prize 1 scores. Others will be tested soon. One belongs to my best hunting buddy and the two of them look a lot alike.
Image

We stared the hunting season with our annual trip to North Dakota. We had 5 PPs on that trip. Two were sons of Cricket and one was his half-sister. It was a blast hunting pheasants with 5 great PPs.
Image

However, I think this dog loves going to the vet because he is always doing something that makes me take him there. This time, he decided to kill a porcupine while we were in North Dakota. It was not a pretty sight, but he bounced back quickly and is doing well.
Image

My daughter got to enjoy a little wood duck hunt with us this year.
Image

My son pheasant hunted with us in North Dakota.
Image

We will be headed to Georgia in February to watch two of Cricket’s sons get tested and have plans to repeat that first breeding in late February or early March.
Image

For what it is worth, Cricket is slowly converting all my “lab only” duck hunting buddies to PPs.
User avatar
Hdc
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 524
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:58 pm
Location: Madison, Ms

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby jlw034 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:33 pm

You're giving that dog a damn good life...and it looks like he is repaying it right back to you.

Awesome write up.
User avatar
jlw034
Master Poster
Master Poster
 
Posts: 453
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:54 am
Location: Moneysota

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:09 pm

Nice job all around.
AverageGuy
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1125
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:05 am

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby mtlhdr » Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Thanks Hdc. I always look forward to your year-end reports. Cricket sure seems like a nice dog. Keep it up!
User avatar
mtlhdr
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 669
Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:15 pm
Location: Northern CA

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Calvinator » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:14 pm

If only he could control the weather!
User avatar
Calvinator
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1573
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:20 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Deuce » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:37 am

Looking good, sir! I imagine the paw injury hasn't held him back at all?
User avatar
Deuce
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 830
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:31 am
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby orhunter » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:46 am

Great stuff....
SARCASM, one of the many free services I offer
orhunter
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 7078
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 12:29 am
Location: nw oregon

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Hdc » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:53 pm

Paw injury has healed up well. He needs boots to upland hunt, but doesn't have any problems duck hunting without the boots.
User avatar
Hdc
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 524
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:58 pm
Location: Madison, Ms

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby JASmith » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:31 pm

Did he actually kill that porky? That takes some determination, which judging based on the number of quills in him, he certainly has.
Rock Creek Gooseberry (Rebel)
JASmith
Senior Poster
Senior Poster
 
Posts: 181
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:04 am
Location: Savage, MN

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Hdc » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Yes. He actually killed the porky, and he had about 50 quills stuck inside his mouth that you can't see in the picture.

He has a strong prey drive and a very high pain tolerance. Usually that is a good thing, no so good with porky encounters.
User avatar
Hdc
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 524
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:58 pm
Location: Madison, Ms

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby bullfrog » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:56 pm

Always enjoy your reports and pics. Sorry about the porky...been there and it aint fun.
Cricket is as good lookin as they can get.
User avatar
bullfrog
Senior Poster
Senior Poster
 
Posts: 146
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:38 pm

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Hdc » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:22 am

I'm glad this is the "Brag" thread because I just have to brag. For those of you that have followed my posts, you know that I am a first time versatile dog owner who, 5 years ago, was just looking for a good hunting dog. I had no plans to test or breed.

Fast forward to today, and I have a great hunting dog with a Prize 1 NA, Prize 2 UT, who has produced/sired two great litters. As of last Sunday, enough of the pups from that first litter tested well enough to qualify the kennel that owns the Dam, Juniper Creek, for a NA Breeder's Award! Moreover, we repeated that breeding a few weeks ago, so I am looking forward to another great litter sired by Cricket!

Here's a pic of one of the pups, Juniper Creek's Cracklin Rogue, during the field portion of the NA test on Sunday!

Image
User avatar
Hdc
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 524
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:58 pm
Location: Madison, Ms

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Deuce » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:02 pm

Nice work! Congrats!
User avatar
Deuce
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 830
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:31 am
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Re: PPs Are Great Duck Hunters and More - Part 5

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:58 pm

That's fantastic!! Definitely worth a brag!!
Vivian II vom Jagdkonig- VJP 71 HZP 191 VGP 262 Prize III
Arabella vom Hoheren Boden- VJP 74 HZP 181/189 (197.5 Armbruster)
User avatar
Misskiwi67
Champion Poster
Champion Poster
 
Posts: 1753
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:04 pm
Location: Iowa


Return to Brags and Wags

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest