W side E side cast and blast

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by ribka, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. ribka

    ribka Active Member

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    A few good days in the OP on the W side then for some birds on the E side. Neighbor shot a decent buck and helped butcher it.

    Made some tasty summer sausage and brats. Smoked up some salmon today. Fall is my favorite time of the year.:thumb:
     
  2. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Nice photos Tom, thanks for taking us along. How are the quail numbers this year? Grouse seem to have vanished from the Okanogan.
     
  3. ribka

    ribka Active Member

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    I only hunted a few hours but managed to get into 2 coveys of quail . Each covey I would guess 12-15 birds. I only took 2 birds from each covery. TRy and not take too many birds. Numbers seems normal but birds are younger this year. From late hatch I would guess. Jumped more huns this year it seems.
     
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Nice, Tom, and I agree that this is the best time of year.
     
  5. Kaari White

    Kaari White Active Member

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    Now that's an awesome cast and blast! Love the intensity of your vizsla - great looking points.
     
  6. Mayfly Aviator

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    Very cool.
     
  7. Steve Call

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    Great looking dog!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    I tried to cast n blast this weekend, but kept kicking up roosters when I was carrying a fly rod and hens when I had a shotgun.
     
  9. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    You work-at & live a dream, Tom . . . nicely done. I'll take the pup out next weekend for Quail now that he's recovered from becoming a surgically-altered male & Salmon season on the Yak has ended. Thanks for the photos and story.
     
  10. ganglyangler

    ganglyangler Bird Dogs and Fly Rods

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    Wow, a fine cast and blast indeed! Well done sir!
     
  11. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Did you get into any searun cutts while you were out on the OP?
     
  12. ribka

    ribka Active Member

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    I picked up a few but nothing over 14 inches. A few October caddis were coming off the river. I was mostly concentrating on picking up a limit of salmon.

    This guy took a dirt nap in the quail area
     
  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    He looks peaceful & serene & no more threat to you or your Viz.
     
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    Nicely done, Tom. We should get our Vizslas together and do some bird hunting.
     
  15. Rick Todd

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    Very nice Tom! I too noticed that while there were some nice sized coveys of quail, the birds were on the small side. I also got into lots more huns and pheasants on the opening up by Brewster. BTW-on the pheasant opener in Montana, on the first day of the season my dog got into a porcupine and got about 40 quills in the face, tongue and other parts of the mouth. One of my hunting partners fortunately had a leatherman with cutters. I didn't know this, but by cutting the quills, the air is let out and the barb retracts making it easy to pull out. That really saved us. My young little setter allowed us to pull out all the quills with hardly a whimper. As soon as we let her up she was off hunting as if nothing had happened. Second day of the season she got into a skunk!! That night the two of us had a shower with tomato juice and club soda. What a rodeo that was! She did smell better, but was banished from the motel room for a couple nights. The good thing was that the skunking didn't affect her ability to smell birds! I shot 9 pheasants all over her points! Rick