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A limit of roosters

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A limit of roosters

Postby Tigger » 12 27, 2019 •  [Post 1]

It has been a good end to the pheasant hunting season. Birds have been in the willows and cattails where I love to hunt them. The puppy has been way better than I could have every dreamt. Super happy with her. Here was a limit (3) I shot in about 30 minutes. I shot a double out of that bush. These are 100% wild birds.
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Re: A limit of roosters

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 12 27, 2019 •  [Post 2]

Sweet! Is there a bird laying in front of the pup? She's got that "just let me grab it one more time" look on her face :D
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Re: A limit of roosters

Postby Tigger » 12 27, 2019 •  [Post 3]

Might have been. Two of my buddies also shot a bird out of that bush. There were about 15 in there; half roosters. We got 4 there and 9 for the day.
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Postby wawhitey » 12 27, 2019 •  [Post 4]

Man that looks like a blast. Havent hunted pheasant since i was a kid. Id love to go shoot a couple rooters. Theyre very scarce around here. Dont even know anybody with a bird dog.
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Re: A limit of roosters

Postby Lefty » 12 29, 2019 •  [Post 5]

Somedays should be just like that Congratulations
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One thing about most dogs, give them the opportunity and they will do well. My little less than 10 lb rat dog was a real rooster hunter. While she and Sally,.. my buddies supposedly lab Britney cross ( after a confrontation and getting his money back she was a 22 lb poodle lab. Those two spent lots of time in the field together. While small , thy didn't have all day endurance and lacked some retriever abilities they were incredible hunters.


First that is not a bush,.. It is a Juniper tree 8-) likely Juniperus communis :lol: 8-)


I never shot a rooster this year. A neighbor kid hit the fence lines hard,.. killed em all ( great for him)

Many years back we hit Iowa hard after my trapping was over . We had a weird clump of cattails; maybe 8-10 feet in diameter that was good for birds every time were were there

Maybe a weird old side note. I loved the hike the dog work and the shooting, one year I killed so many with a .22 and basically ate Hungarian and roosters for 50-60- maybe more meal in October and November I got tired of them
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Re: A limit of roosters

Postby Tigger » 12 30, 2019 •  [Post 6]

If memory serves me right, I thought that was some type of cedar tree. But it was a long time ago we planted them.

Watching the dog is really fun. Watching her become a hunting dog is icing on the cake. her 1st birthday is tomorrow, so this was her zero year and she performed beyond my expectations. She had a lot of retrieves and she even pointed a bit. It is fun to watch a lab point!
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Re: A limit of roosters

Postby Swede » 12 31, 2019 •  [Post 7]

The birds look great, but the dog is even more special. You should fry up one of the birds for her. She earned it. :D
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Re: A limit of roosters

Postby Tigger » 01 02, 2020 •  [Post 8]

And how about another? This was yesterday, the last day of the season. The snow was crusted and it was horrible walking. But I finished the season off well.

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