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Mixed bag

Postby ForestDump » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:27 pm

Eastern Oregon Slam. Geese, Huns and Pokies.

My shooting has been pretty terrible this season busy training dogs all summer and not practicing.

Managed to knock down a good looking cackler in the morning and got the field trial dog wet.
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Firebreathing run off wirehair
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This dog has become a Hun specialist. Is nice on pheasant too but I think Huns are the bird we get into most constantly. Pointed 6 coveys but really only had a shot at two of them.
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We then hunted a spot that we can usually put up a few roosters. Dog went on point about 240 yards out and held it while I took my time getting over there then started moving so I figured the phez was running off on him. Turned out not to be a rooster.

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Re: Mixed bag

Postby J D Patrick » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:32 am

ouch,,,
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby Willie T » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:12 pm

Dang, my PP tied up with one last year in North Dakota. Not pretty! He pointed one up there again last week and I could tell by the low belly growl and raised hackles it was not what we were hunting. I was able to recall him this time.
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby AverageGuy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:41 am

Dang those Porkies! 879 yards is getting out there, yea I expect that dog finds alot of Huns. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby jlw034 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:52 pm

879 yards???? dayum!
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby greg jacobs » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:04 pm

That's a pretty lively wirehair
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby flitecontrol » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:18 pm

Never seen a wirehair that color before. Assumed it was something more exotic.
I've had several really good dogs, but none were perfect. Neither am I, so keep that in mind!
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby ForestDump » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:40 pm

Yeah he can really stretch his legs when he wants to. That was his first porky encounter and took an hour to pull all the quills. Ironically we were in the same spot two weeks ago and he pointed a ditch that I didn’t want to go in and flush because I was sure it was porcupine but it was a rooster buried down deep.

He helped track a shot elk this morning then went chukar hunting this afternoon.
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby ForestDump » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm

flitecontrol wrote:Never seen a wirehair that color before. Assumed it was something more exotic.


Yeah it’s a different coloration. I honestly didn’t even know they made white ones until I got him.

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Re: Mixed bag

Postby ForestDump » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:49 am

Got into 8 more covey of Huns yesterday afternoon.

Also hit a cat tail slough that was lousy with pheasant. The whole place erupted with birds as soon as we got close. Pup had fun chasing those all over the place.

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Re: Mixed bag

Postby orhunter » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:33 pm

FD: Glad you're finding birds. Helps to know where to look.
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby AverageGuy » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:18 pm

Nice! Huns would be my most sought after bird if I lived where they lived.
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Re: Mixed bag

Postby Willie T » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:17 pm

AverageGuy wrote:Nice! Huns would be my most sought after bird if I lived where they lived.


Sporty for sure. Kinda like quail on steroids!
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