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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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upland birds

I dont recall talkin about this but does anybody hunt upland birds? I think I would like to do that this year anybody have any pointers for a dogless hunter.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 09:18 PM
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get in shape be prepared to do A LOT OF WALKING buy a light weight 20 gauge and practice clays.i love bird hunting.one last tip find a friend with a dog

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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i have never got to do it. but joels advice sounds logical.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2007, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Sporting clays is my favorite sport
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 01:09 PM
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i have hunted upland game birds for many years and have never hunted wit a dog in the morning and night hunt by gravel roads cause they eat the gravel to digest there food and in the afternoon if it is suny out they are in open fileds in trees or on haybails sunning them selves i have always had succes folllowing these steps hope it helps u out and good luck and it it is a frosty morning they are usually in trees
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 01:33 PM
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the only reason I hunt woodcock and pheasant is for the dog work. I have 2 GSH pointers. The old boy points like a big dawg. the pup, he is 2 years old now, is just getting controllable. The dog work is the best and the birds are tasty.
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i saw a huge woodcock while turkey hunting this year.right were he was supposed to be on the edge of the swampy stuff digging for worms.when he took off straight up 2' in front of me i almost fell over on my butt jumping back

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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thats the best thing about woodcock they hold tight under the dog. pheasant can ruin a pointing dog cause they run like rabbits.
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ronn, I had 2 GSP dogs one was great and smart the other high strung and a pain in the rear. Now have 2 labs but don't hunt them. I do a bit of grouse hunting in PA, mostly hunting not a lot of getting.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 04:42 PM
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They sure are a lot different than the labs. My 9 year old sleeps a lot now. quite a contrast to the tigger 2 year old.
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