Hey all. First post.

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Moonshine_and_matches, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Moonshine_and_matches

    Moonshine_and_matches New Member

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    Howdy.

    Thought I would introduce myself. Just moved to WA from Chicago, though I lived in Eugene for 10 years before that. I fish a ton, but find myself more and more drawn to bird hunting as of late. I am just starting to learn the lay of the land here in Washington, and have enjoyed reading everyone's posts.

    Just spent 10 days in Montana on a Whitetail/upland combo. Managed to scratch down a fair number of sharpies and a half dozen assorted puddlers whilst I was there. Stopped by Freezeout on my way home. Pretty amazing to sit and watch the sheer numbers of swans/geese/ducks pile into that thing after shooting light.

    I hunt over a little golden named Digs, who definitely puts up more birds than I shoot! Looking forward to reading more from you all, and perhaps bumping into some of you out there.

    Cheers,

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  2. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    Welcome Moonshine, that is one handsome golden right there! If you run into a little sawed off black meth lab in the field, wander over and say hi.
     
  3. andrew

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    Welcome Moonshine...moved out here from Chicago 12 years ago...aint never going back! :clown:
     
  4. Moonshine_and_matches

    Moonshine_and_matches New Member

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    I hear that. Chicago is a great place, but I am happy to be out. Driving 5 hours each way to the Driftless, or 7 up to Minnesota got old real quick. I do miss running the dog on the lakefront though. We pretty much had those beaches to ourselves 9 months a year.

     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Welcome! I have NO clue as to where Wallinford is, but I'll assume you see your fair-share of rain. Being a displaced Montanan, I'm immediately attentive to "Howdy!" I'm on the East side & as previously-stated, that is a fine-looking GR. I was in Chi-town once; that was enough. You have made a judicious move . . . enjoy WA State.
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Moonshine, welcome. Beautiful dog. Hope you like the forum that Chris has built and the beauties of western washington. Hope you'll be around a campfire with a mason jar full of the 'shine and that you'll pass it around while a bunch of fly fishermen share their fabricated or inflated tales!
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    My tail is NOT inflated. It's just the way these damn waders fit . . .
     
  8. orangeradish

    orangeradish 1/2 an Ira

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    Moonshine and matches. Killer name. Nice photos. Welcome.
     
  9. Moonshine_and_matches

    Moonshine_and_matches New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome all!

    On a side note, anybody have a recommendation for a good vet in Seattle? Looking for someone who understands the needs of hunting dogs. Had a few bad experiences with non-hunting vets in the past.

    Thanks!
     
  10. steelydan

    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    Welcome and good first post.
    I developed a passion for upland in Central Illinois, Logan County.
    Saw more birds there in one place than the whole rest of my life.
    I live in E King Co...have a good little yellow lab pup that knows what birds smell like.
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  11. Zack Dudley

    Zack Dudley Take em'

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  12. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Welcome home, Moonshine! I hunt over two goldens myself, Ailan & Fiona
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    Cook Canyon hunting club, among others, but plenty of grouse in the woods as well. Well, mostly plenty, depending on our weather:clown:
     
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    Welcome. A Mid West transplant by way of the east coast to WA too.
     
  14. Rick Todd

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    I hunt pheasant every year around that Freezout Lake area (Fairfield and Choteau). Two years ago, Freezout was indeed frozen at the opening of pheasant season around October 8th! Nice country over there!
     
  15. Top in my class

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    welcome, And you have come to the right place if you are a duck hunter and have a boat because its pretty damn good hunting out here.
    if you ever need duck to know any spots for ducks i would be glade to help :thumb: