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Carrying a Camera

Postby AverageGuy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 pm

We have been revisiting some Steadiness Training while getting some Wild Bird contacts. Turkey season starts in the morning so running on wild birds is over now and we will move to water/land retrieve work and training birds now. I have been carrying a camera and enjoy this time of year for that reason. Things are kind of slow on this board so thought I would post up some photos.

Covey of Bobs Here
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Woodcock
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Rooster Pheasant after a Point/Relocate Pursuit
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Hen Turkey
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Pigeon. After a season of letting him break to falling birds when hunting upland birds I was very pleased how his steady to WSF has easily come back with just a couple of training setups. Corrections needed have been mild and effective.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby flitecontrol » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:15 pm

Nice photos, thanks for posting. I would love to find woodcock in cover like that.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby mtbirder » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:47 pm

One of the coolest things to witness - a pointing bird dog....
Things haven't been that slow - celery juice and European salami got a lotta' traction..................
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby jlw034 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:11 pm

Very nice photos. Kind of fun to concentrate on camera work instead of the gun.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby mtbirder » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:15 pm

Training and cameras.....
I had a camera in my pocket when my little girl went through the UT test.
She's laying here in boredom as the hours went by while waiting her turn for the various tests.
Montana's Big Hole Valley at least made for some nice scenery - and she did score a 112 :D
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Spud I s a beautiful dog, lucky to have you as his best friend. Forrest
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby orhunter » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:12 pm

Never get tired of looking at the Spudster. Dog has style.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby ryanr » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:35 am

Yup, Spud sure is one handsome GWP. Always enjoy seeing photos of him.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 pm

mtbirder wrote:One of the coolest things to witness - a pointing bird dog....
Things haven't been that slow - celery juice and European salami got a lotta' traction..................


:lol:

And Congratulations on your Pup's 112 NA! Looks like a heck of an off switch on her. I haven't seen a NAVHDA test site that pretty since we were in Oregon.

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Had a good morning in the woods. Got the full experience. Gobblers and Hens sounding off on the roost in front, left and right. Much conversation back and forth, eventually got this Gobbler fired up and jumping on my call 4 times in a row, then I figured it was time for me to go silent. Short time later I heard him spitting and drumming and dragging his wings behind me over my right shoulder. Had my eyes cranked around to right as my ears tracked him coming closer. He showed up in full strut coming past me and then to the front at about 8 yards. 44th opening day. Never gets old.

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Postby orhunter » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:27 pm

Have never see a turkey quite that gorgeous. Way to go.
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Postby jlw034 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:12 pm

Awesome! Ours opens up on Wednesday. Took my first bird last year and it was an absolute blast.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby AverageGuy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:50 pm

jlw034 wrote:Awesome! Ours opens up on Wednesday. Took my first bird last year and it was an absolute blast.


Yea, I remember that and with a Bow too! Good Luck on Wednesday.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby jlw034 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:05 pm

AverageGuy wrote:
jlw034 wrote:Awesome! Ours opens up on Wednesday. Took my first bird last year and it was an absolute blast.


Yea, I remember that and with a Bow too! Good Luck on Wednesday.


Thanks!

Is it just that picture, or is your bird really huge?
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Postby AverageGuy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Yea the bird was a brute. 26lbs 11 5/8 inch beard.
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Re: Carrying a Camera

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:22 pm

Nice bird, how long were the hooks?
I am still at work for another 10 days, so can't hunt until then. Forrest
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