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Upland Hunting, Bird Dog and Shotgun BS Thread

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

  1. Sep 16, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    Cold Iron

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    Grouse opened here yesterday. Too hot and with work will not be able to get out until next month. Have a cabin rented for the last 2 weeks of October.

    Been shooting a new style Sweet 16 this summer with 28" bbl. And doing well with it love the gun. They only sell it in 28 and 26. It is a LONG drink of water the receiver is longer than most guns. So 3 weeks ago sent it to Briley in Texas and had them cut it back to the first post at the end of the rib. They removed 5" and it is now an inch shorter than my 12 ga. Benelli Ultralight and Ithaca 37 16 ga. English Deluxe UL.

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    It came back on Wednesday and shot sporting clays with it on Thursday and shot best round of the year with it. 3 chokes I selected were .004, .009 and .014. In many ways it is now close to the BUL. But even lighter and a 16 ga. which is the proper ga. for ruff grouse IMO.

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    After hunting season will have it converted to a straight grip. But looking forward to getting the dog on some birds soon. Soon as possible, might have to make a trip to a game farm for warm ups as soon as it cools down.
     
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  2. Sep 18, 2018 at 5:41 AM
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    New hunting buddy Jasper, Wirehaird Pointing Griffin. He'll be 1yr old on Halloween. Can't wait to see how he does his 1st year hunting. As far as shotguns I'll be rocking my new Benelli Performance Shop Codoba for waterfowl and upland birds.

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  3. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:10 AM
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    Two weekends into season and the dogs and I have had a good time hunting mountain quail, blue grouse, and sage grouse. IMG_20180915_094945_236.jpg
     
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  4. Sep 18, 2018 at 6:41 AM
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    danielsthomas57 Grip it & Rip it

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    We didn’t break any records but Huk had a solid hunt at the farm. He did very well with commands at a distance and the Belgium Browning shot like it was brand new! 917628BA-7A59-458E-A1C0-A93848CB67D5.jpg41CF13F0-E922-451E-9574-5570051553D3.jpg
     
  5. Sep 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    I got out to a little competition at my local club and was was able to try out the new shotgun on a few Chukar. Ended up getting to gun for a couple other guys as well. October can’t come soon enough!

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  6. Sep 19, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    Who makes (made) your SxS?! For some reason never noticed that earlier.

    Semi Beavertail, pistol grip or POW, single trigger, sidelock at least plates anyhow. Ticks off a bunch of things for me. Only ones left are high rib on a 30" bbl. and of course 16 ga. But that is a needle in a haystack as it is especial with the other options.
     
  7. Sep 20, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    Wow great thread!!!!!!!!!!! Pat ridge season starts here in VT next weekend!!!!!!!!! This will be my 4th season with my yellow lab"Wyatt" He is doing great. Tough at the begining of the season with all the leaves on the tree's,trying to get a shot. Going to make a trip to the Northeast kingdom this year. Heard there are more birds than down south. really like to do a Maine trip:)
     
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  8. Sep 21, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    Hey all, the local Quail Forever (ATL, GA) is holding a banquet next week, check it out:

    Enjoy BBQ, Beer, raffle items, and live and silent auctions while we raise support for the conservation of quail, and other wildlife, through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management.


    Auction items:

    -Argentina Dove Hunt for 5

    -South Dakota All Inclusive Pheasant Hunting Package for 2

    -Half Day guided Quail Hunt for 2 at HueGuinea in Richmond Hill, GA

    -German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy

    -Etowah Valley 400 rounds of sporting clays

    -Governors Club Shooting Membership

    -Lonesome Jake Preserve Guided Quail/Pheasant Hunt

    -Lonesome Jake Guided Crappie Trip on West Point Lake

    -Half Day guided trip with River Through Atlanta


    Lots of cool prizes will be available for raffle including:

    -Onward Reserve shirt/hat

    -Ball and Buck gloves/hat

    -Duck Camp shirt/hat

    -Garland Mountain gift certificate


    Click here to purchase your tickets:

    https://pheasantsforeverevents.org/event/3490
     
  9. Sep 24, 2018 at 5:29 AM
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    Hey all, just learned this has been postponed:



    Team,

    We apologize for the late notice, but due to unforeseen circumstances we are going to have to reschedule the Quail Forever Banquet that was going to be held Tuesday, September 25, 2018. We hope to reschedule this event soon and will notify everyone as soon as a new date is determined. In the meantime, we again apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

    If you have already purchased tickets, you will receive a refund.

    Thank you,


    Quail Forever Atlanta
     
  10. Oct 1, 2018 at 4:43 AM
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    my dog Wyatt put up 4 partridge on Saturday. Got one too many leaves still on the tree's but had a good fun. he did good for first time out this year
     
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  11. Oct 1, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    BFFA9F24-CB07-43C6-89AC-285549F7C08B.jpgmy 4.5 month old Wirehaied Pointing Griffon on his second day working with chuckers. He’s my 3rd one. Love them dogs!
     
  12. Oct 10, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    I went out for the Quail opener here in Washington and was able to get my Vizsla his first wild birds!

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  13. Oct 26, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    Some highlights from this season so far, we've hunted mountain quail, blue grouse, ruffed grouse, sharptails, Huns, and pheasants this year in California, Oregon, and North Dakota.

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  14. Oct 26, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    It's a cheapy, Box lock with plates, CZ Ringneck 28ga but it ticks all those other boxes you mentioned.
     
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  15. Nov 1, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    Nothing wrong with that, and if the right one came along I would be all over it.

    Won my first SxS on gunbroker last week a Win. 23 in 20 ga. with 28" bbl. As soon as it arrives the barrels will be making a trip to Briley in Texas to get tubes.

    Just got back from 10 days between the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior grouse hunting with the dog. Death by drizzle and snow showers. But did well, not complaining at all! :) Unpack, get ready for winter and work on Monday :(
     
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  16. Nov 12, 2018 at 7:07 AM
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    Beautiful second weekend of the Illinois season. Light snow and some cold temps had the birds sitting pretty tight. Didn't get a picture of the shorthairs but here's the truck and Beretta 686 12 ga.

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  17. Nov 16, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    I only had a couple hours to hunt but was able to get the dogs out and ended off the day putting this guy on the ground.
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  18. Nov 29, 2018 at 1:36 PM
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    3rd generation upland hunter. This season I have been lucky to get out 2 times a week at least so far in Illinois. Lucky to have a great conservation area close to home. Frankie my GSP is 5 years old and has become an absolutely awesome hunting dog! Points early and often! I really hope the sport gains more popularity. In my opinion, it is one of the coolest things you can do.
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  19. Dec 3, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    Tough day in the brush the other week with inclement weather and lots of wind, but came away with a few.
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  20. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:03 PM
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    Finally ran into some mountain quail!F911A958-237F-4C40-8431-A3E5E0A1B34D.jpg
     

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