What upland birds are we hunting for the opener..

Discussion in 'Upland Game Forum' started by Flyfisher, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Elite Refuge Member

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    I'M GONNA SET ON THE FRONT PORCH AND WATCH IT RAIN!:grvn:tu
    It's too late for it to do any good for the crops but maybe it'll do some good in the Lake.
    Last time I saw Lake Spfld this low was in '55.
    I sincerely hope that our Southern friends can recover soon from the damage it has done down there.
     
  2. RPWIII

    RPWIII Senior Refuge Member

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    Doves yesterday. Great field but a lot of hot. Enough for everyone. Dogs got heated up quickly.

    One coyote caught a load of 8's that rolled him and he kept on trucking.
     
  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Elite Refuge Member

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    I pulled a classic in the Dove field 2 years ago. I was settin' on a 5 Gal. bucket that was kinda lisping to port-side at a goodly angle. ....Dove comes in straight up and I shot with my old Single 16.....and it promptly knocked me over backward.
    I had everybody in stitches when I did it TWICE more!:tu
    Dad-gummed old Single shot kicks like a Mule but I wouldn't get rid of it fer nuthin'.
     
  4. Creek Henry

    Creek Henry Elite Refuge Member

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    I got a few dove over the weekend. I don't think I saw 15 Saturday though... nothing was flying. But, there were a couple of small flocks flying low and fast Sunday morning.
     
  5. Brdhntr47

    Brdhntr47 Elite Refuge Member

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    Shot some doves in Maryland then drove home and shot some geese in NY.

    Dennis
     
  6. theswampthing

    theswampthing Elite Refuge Member

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    We didn't do so hot on the opener. We got 6 or 7 birds between 4 of us. Had a great time though and we didn't get skunked.
     
  7. 2 tollers

    2 tollers Senior Refuge Member

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    We have a special 3 day sharptail season that the dogs enjoy as the first outing of the year. This picture is on day 2 which was a cool day with light mist at times and a heavy wind which made shooting tricky (at least that is my excuse).

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    Dogs had a great time and put up a fair number of birds. Working with 2 dogs and a single hunter can at times be a challange when both dogs start to work birds in opposite directions. I really enjoy this hunt and this years cool weather allowed the dogs to work a full day.

    We harvested mainly older birds with only one from this years hatch. Hope you enjoy.
     
  8. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    Very nice Hugh!

    Doug
     
  9. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    It was dove for me...

    Went and chased some mountain quail, but that turned out to be hiking with a shotgun... Saw one covey that flushed long before we got up to them.

    Here is my opener for dove, with a mixed bag of mourning dove, Euro dove, and pigeons:

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  10. dakndug

    dakndug Moderator Moderator

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    Nice shoot Marc!

    Doug
     

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