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    They out smarted us this afternoon. Ran the dogs for just a couple of hours. Found one covey that ran into the thickest briar patch I have seen in a while. Dogs would point, then relocate, then relocate again and again. We did this for 30 minutes before we moved on. At one point, I was standing on top of briars so thick I was still 3 feet above the ground. A pack of angry beagles would have been more useful.

    No quail were harmed in this exercise. Dogs and humans were not so lucky.

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    Any time spent chasing a hunting dog is time well spent.
    Houndsmen are born, not made.

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    Hope to watch mine point some this weekend.
    "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
    I am haunted by waters" Norman Maclean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Any time spent chasing a hunting dog is time well spent.
    Depends. For about a year my lab became obsessed with digging out. I don’t consider all the time I spent retrieving him, well spent.

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    I’ve got a covey in a cotton field I always run up with the hi boy. I know what’s coming but it still makes me smile when they flush.
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    Go Tigers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck cutter View Post
    Any time spent chasing a well trained
    hunting dog is time well spent.
    Quote Originally Posted by wskinner View Post
    Depends. For about a year my lab became obsessed with digging out. I don’t consider all the time I spent retrieving him, well spent.
    FIFY
    Last edited by Duck cutter; 12-22-2018 at 09:57 PM.
    Houndsmen are born, not made.

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    Last weekend we got a covey of about 20 birds which was the biggest that I have seen in a couple of years. Didnít get a shot off. Saw where they went but never saw them again. The dogs never hit their trail. Pretty much a mystery especially since my friend has a GSP that is excellent in finding weak scent.
    Last edited by CWPINST; 01-25-2019 at 04:27 PM.
    If it ain\'t accurate at long distance, then the fact that it is flat shooting is meaningless.

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    They all have track shoes these days. Flush, fly, land, and run run run. Tomorrow should be a good day to hunt if the wind does not get up too strong.

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    My wirehair pup is gonna get some exercise tomorrow for sure
    "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
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    Good luck with them!
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    Flushed up a big covey this morning while squirrel hunting, 15-20 birds.
    Got off one shot but missed and we flushed up several singles over the next few hundred yards
    Last edited by Duck cutter; 01-26-2019 at 11:55 AM.
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    Just saw a covey of 8 or so. Wish I had the dog with me to at least see the point and flush.

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