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Maine boondoggle

Postby J D Patrick » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:38 pm

So I got invited to help a friend on his moose hunt in Maine, and I took advantage of that excuse to get my young dog on some partridge. Beautiful country, plenty of birds, and fun had by both of us. emphasis was on getting her on the birds vs shooting, so you can imagine the results - lots of busted birds, some missed shots, and a TOTAL blast,,,,,she got on 18 grouse in the 6 days of hunting,,,some were singles and twice it was a brood bunch (now that was chaos!)

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I might have messed up going up there as we have a HZP test this coming weekend, but it was important to me to get her on them birds vs worrying whether I have trained her well enough (cause she already told me what she thinks of the test!)
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby J D Patrick » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:39 pm

and yes, a moose was slain - that was fun getting him out - but we had three folks so was easier than my 2006 Vermont moose (I was by myself)

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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:32 pm

JD, awesome, I think it is great you got your pup on the grouse before the test, that was my plan with Gus to go to Maine before I test him in November but planes didn't work out. Beautiful moose too.
Are you testing in the N.C. Sandhills test this week end ? I test in Demopolis AL NOV 3 , couldn't make the test in the Sandhills because of work. Forrest
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby J D Patrick » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:31 pm

sure am Forrest - HZP is Friday, then I am helping Sat/Sun with the VGP
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby ryanr » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:41 pm

Nice job, on the moose and getting the dog on wild birds. Always nice to hear people having a great time out hunting.
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:56 pm

What?!!! Miss out on a Grouse and Moose hunt in that beautiful country because of a hunt test. No way! You made the right decision and it looks like you had a great adventure. Good Luck at the test.
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby J D Patrick » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:13 am

it was a great time and she (and I) learned a lot,,,,already in planning for next year...

have a few more boondoggles lined up,,,and of course hunting here in NC & SC,,,

good luck to all of you
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:24 pm

JD, wish I could be at the sandhills to meet you, good luck on your test.
My best friend Dave C will be one of the judges.Forrest
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby J D Patrick » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:55 pm

I know Dave C,,,lives only an hour or so from me,,,he did the gun sensitivy test for Aggie for the Armbruster run up,,,,we had to no-show though,,,,

that was a tough decision as we had plans to hunt Wyoming afterwards, but such is life
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:03 pm

JD, small world , he told he did the gun sensitive test the day after a training day for someone to enter the Armbruster , his pup had gotten hurt and he couldn't make the training day .
Maybe we can get together an hunt sometime. Forrest
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby J D Patrick » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:59 am

that wasn't me (day after training day)

give me a yell on a hunt - not much for birds this way, but she's eyeballing them trees so squirrels may be in trouble!!
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Re: Maine boondoggle

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:04 pm

JD, the quail are all but gone at home too, we went from 25 big coveys on a good day 15 coveys on a bad day to almost nothing. now you are luck to find a covey.
Send me a PM with your number if you would like to chat, I am at sea now, so service is limited . Forrest
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