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Upland Hunting, Bird Dog and Shotgun BS Thread

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Jh5370, May 11, 2018.

  1. May 11, 2018 at 8:34 AM
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    Jh5370

    Jh5370 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lets see your upland hunting, bird dog and shotgun pictures!

    I'll start here are my boys Lincoln the Lab and Jaxon the Vizsla. Remington 870 in the background. I spend all my money on trucks, gas and dogs. Still haven't been able to buy an O/U.

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  2. May 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    Vizslas for the win! These particular pics are from a hiking rather than a hunting trip.

     
  3. May 18, 2018 at 8:37 AM
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    That's a good looking dog! Do you hunt with your dog or just a trail buddy?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    Damn tough crowd. I guess there are only big game hunters on here.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    I don't hunt, but I always seek them out for my pets. I really appreciate the community behind them. Field dog breeders are usually looking to improve the lines, they're tested for conditions, temperament, predictable, they have drive which makes them easy to train. Here's my most recent.

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  6. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    Here's my two GSPs. Old timer Tracer(8.5 years old) and young buck Lou(2.5 y/o) on the right

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  7. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    Great looking dogs! I couldn't agree more. Both of my dogs are from hunting lines and are some of the smartest dogs I have ever been around. That's not to say that there aren't some great muts out there, but I like to see breeders who care about what they are doing and the litters they produce.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    My wife trains for marathon's with ours just as soon as they are old enough, so they usually end up looking like body builders, lol. Hip, elbow and other factors plays into choosing our dog's.

    Here's an old one of a previous dog. He was a great one. 14 years, nothing other than yearly vet visits.

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  9. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    I like the more trim Labs too. Mine runs a lot training and hunting so I know what you mean! He is pretty much solid muscle lol.

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  10. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    He's a good looking dog!
     
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  12. Jul 3, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    There are a few others of us on here too, I'll hit them up soon. Headed out in a few minutes to pick up a used new style Sweet 16. And send it off to Briley to have the barrel cut down to a proper length for grouse. And Slim the stock fitter convert it to an English stock.

    Have 3 guns on Gunbroker for sale right now including a Marlin 90 16 ga. Over\Under that ends in 4 hours 24 min. And need to update pictures on ones that end tomorrow. Have a hankering for a new SxS.

    Nice! Can't believe missed this earlier.

    I don't spend all my money on trucks, guns and dogs. I save a little to spend foolishly on women, drink and food :D

    Have lots of pictures over the years been owned by Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers for close to 30 years now. The Toller in my avatar has since passed over the rainbow bridge. Current pup is 4 going to be 5 in Nov. Mainly hunt ruff grouse in Mn.

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    And phez in SD with some other retired Navy and AF guys.

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    Only damn section of land in SD without a fence post to set the gun on. Which is an Ohio made Ithaca 37. Nothing wrong with pump guns I've taken more birds with my 37's than any other action. Most are 16 ga. though.

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    Also have a FAIR 16 ga. Over Under that sees some time in the woods

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    Started with an Ryman strain English Setter many years ago. And tried it again a couple of years ago with a rescue Setter, I did miss the dog on point.

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    But it didn't work out and now he is in ND with a dentist that hunts on horseback. He ranged more than 1,000 yards non stop.

    The Admiral hunts German dogs

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    Which are fantastic hunters.

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    My Toller owns half my truck. The little half though LOL.

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    Is it bird season yet?!
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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    GSPs are awesome! Wish I could get a real dog but living in a 2 bed apartment it won't work!
     
  14. Jul 4, 2018 at 12:44 AM
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    I love the purple hulls....
     
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  15. Jul 4, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    My 10 year old springer and 1.5 year old setter. We hunt quail, chukar, and pheasants here in California and make a trip or two each season hunting out of state.

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  16. Jul 4, 2018 at 12:03 PM
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    Here are a couple more from last season. My springer is now a tri-pod unfortunately but I hope he has a few birds left in him yet.

    Minnesota ruffed grouse.

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    Kansas rooster and bobwhite.


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  17. Jul 4, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    Here's a few pics from over the years...2002 - present
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  18. Jul 4, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    I made the trip from CA to MN last season to hunt "The King" but the true bucket list trip is to hunt them in the NE, especially in Maine.
     
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    It's a humbling experience...but all the more rewarding when it all come together and the bird vest gets heavy.
     
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    Hard to come by California roosters, luckily our quail hunting makes up for the poor pheasant hunting.

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