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If you look closely there are ducks
Hello everyone, hope those with seasons going are getting off to a good start.

I had plans to duck hunt early this fall but if it's possible to have too much water for ducks we have had it. So many places are flooded and roads are in terrible shape. Looks like I'll stick to pheasants again this season unless I luck into a few ducks. Which I almost did.

Yesterday was the last day of our early resident only pheasant hunt. I hadn't made it out the first couple days, snowy and windy all weekend. Yesterday was a beautiful day, 60 with a bit of a breeze, so Deuce and I made a trip out. I wasn't expecting much so I was thrilled by our success. I'm not sure I even walked 400 yards to take my 3 birds.

In the video if you closely after I shoot the first rooster you will see ducks fly up. I saw them land on the pond from the road. I thought that's what we were sneaking up on but Deuce had other ideas...who am I to question him.

https://youtu.be/HtYw-vi5N20

Tim




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Wow! Great video man, thanks for sharing!.. Some nice shoot'n and an awesome dog!
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Nice Tim! And Deuce looks mighty pleased with himself too.

We have a cattail slough in MT that we try to hunt every year. It is LOADED with pheasants and every dog we take there for the first time loses their mind. You can always tell where the dog is that first time by the waves of pheasants that come up out of the cattails.
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Great hunt,dog work and shooting, thanks for the ride along.
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Thanks guys and gal. I wish the wind hadn't been blowing so much, made the birds skittish. The place had probably been hunted a dozen times in a couple days also. I love it when we can find birds in conditions like that.

Dani,
Deuce does a good job of waiting for me when he knows a bird is running on him. I hope the birds mostly stay out of the cattails for a while yet. Cattails are fun for about once or twice a year, then it becomes work.

If you haven't been through a cattail slough with 8" of fresh fluffy snow you haven't lived. Birds hold until you kick them. I have actually caught 2 roosters by hand in those conditions. Then a couple days later the snow crusts over and you feel like you will die walking through there, the birds either run on top or have paths under the snow to run. Not as much fun then.

Tim
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Let's see---wandering about for less than a quarter mile and ending up with 3 cock pheasants could easily be considered being over run with birds. Deuce is a great looking retriever. Really like that picture you took, Tim.
Al
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Deuce has come along quite nicely. I have hopes that Belle will too. Right now she is doing an excellent high speed flushing dog impression, with the occasional brain fart that causes her to point. Hopefully those brain farts will become more numerous. But she does have fun.

I have yet to hunt pheasants in anything other than a smattering of snow. It'll happen one day I'm sure.....
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Great video, Tim!


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