Eastern Wa pheasants

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  1. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Great pics guys.
     
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  2. Rick Todd

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    Blake, I would love to hunt with you next fall! Roper, Scott Salzer Andrew and I will be in the Okanogan in January chasing ducks and small upland birds. Hoping for some snow! Here is Montana this October.
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    That was such a memorable day. Some hunters on the adjacent land were on the other side of a big ditch and my setter Jetta had 3 points in a row in the bottom of the ditch on roosters. Those guys wanted all the info on where to get a dog like her! (she retrieved all but one that one of the labs beat her to!) Rick
     
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    Great picture, Rick!!
     
  4. Rick Todd

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    It was my best hunt this year. After I got my limit, Jetta put up two for my friend, and 2 for the guys across the ditch. So fun to watch her hunt standing at the top of a 20 ft deep ditch! Kaari-tell Whitey hi from Rick and Merry Christmas to you two! Rick
     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Great photos, All! I'm retiring next week . . . have hunted 1 TIME (in the early "old guy season") . . . 60-70-hour weeks have stymied my hunting, so . . . I said ENOUGH!

    I'm open to hunt & fish anytime, now Bob . . . let me know . . . we're overdue.
     
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  6. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I'm waiting for snow Jim. I'll give you a call next week and hope to set something up. And congrats on retirement:)
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Looking forward to it, Bob. Hank has threatened to turn into a poodle if I don't hunt him pretty soon.
     
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  8. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Welcome to retirement Jim, where every day is Saturday and every night is Friday night!
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Thanks, folks. It's been a helluva ride.
     
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    A Dog's best Friend! Nice photo Rick, she's a beaut!
     
  11. Rick Todd

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    Jim don't let Roper see this-he thinks his poodle Sasha is a darn good hunting dog! Rick
     
  12. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    :D:D:D...she is, for me at least...
     
  13. Blake Harmon

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    Anyone get out over the weekend? I stopped and hit the ford on Friday and beat up some trout. Shot half a limit of chukar on Saturday. Missed more than a few!
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Let me clarify . . . TOY Poodle. Standard Poodles can be exceptional bird dogs. I've hunted over them before. Apology extended, Roper.
     
  15. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    I had an hour and a half to kill this morning, so I thought I would take Maggie and the old LC for a walk in a field. It was about 30deg and beautiful out. We walk about half way around the field when Maggie locked up. Out comes a rooster crossing right to left at 20 yards. That was a mistake because that's my best shot! We finished hunting that field and put up a few hens. I'm not greedy so we called it a day. One more for the freezer. image.jpg
     
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  16. ImperialStoutRunsThruMe

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    I hunted my usual areas in S.E. WA (near Central Ferry) on Friday & Saturday. It was my fifth hunting weekend this year. Not a good year for pheasant numbers down there: far fewer birds than 2012, but more than in 2011 which was the worst year I have ever experienced for low numbers of pheasants.

    Some colder, windy weather and snow would help...what few birds there are, they're running. I'll probably drive over twice more anyway. My setter is five, in his prime, and at least I get to see him work.
     
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  17. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    That is a fine breed of dog, and you right nothing like watching your dog work a field. My Maggie is 7 and really shining this year.
     

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