Pheasants Today!

Discussion in 'Upland Bird Hunting' started by Guy M, Dec 2, 2018.


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  1. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, that was one of Clark's last hunts. He passed away late this spring after going downhill fast with cancer.
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    We were pretty set on never getting another dog... Then we were contacted about a year-old GWP Rescue dog who needed a forever home. Opened our hearts and home to him. He's a bit of a struggle time to time, but has already bonded with me, and I'm hoping to get him out hunting this season. Maverick is developing nicely as a companion, and will be ready to start hunt training soon. He's "birdy" as all get out!

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    Losing Clark sure left a big hole in our hearts. But it seems young Maverick is going to fill some of that void.

    Guy
     
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    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to you n Family!!!Maverick looks happy as a Lark!;) Thks
     
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  3. remy3424

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    Looks like a good rescue for sure! Once you have a dog, no good reason not to have another. Less than 8 weeks until the Iowa opener!
     
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  4. wildwings

    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    the seasons are moving quickly
    tested my new Beretta with the
    Hevishot Upland shells and the
    patterns were perfect
     
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  5. remy3424

    remy3424 Active Member

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    Hey Guy, is Mav looking like he will be ready for your pheasant opener? By judging from the pics I would guess he is. We are less than 4 weeks out here in Iowa. When does your season run out there? My old GSP will be as ready as he can be, he is starting get a little crazy every time I get the pick-up out. I have a new V3 to try this year, I did get the sling swivel stud in the butt stock this past weekend but haven't patterned it yet.
     
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    wildwings Well-Known Member

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    We had some great hunts in ND and definitely
    want to give a big PLUG to the Hevishot Shot
    Upland Bismuth shells that we were running.
    It was amazing how effective they were on
    the roosters
     
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  7. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    No - we're still working on obedience training. He's not ready for off-leash work in an unrestricted environment yet. Has led me on a couple of wild-dog chases. Sigh. But, he's doing better. Birdy as all get out. Was walking him by the river this morning and he kept pointing birds. :)

    I'm looking forward to hunting with him, but might not be until later in the season. That's fine. I want him to be ready, rather than trying him too early.

    Guy