good eye. I forgot. That was a mixed bird (pheasant and mallard) tower shoot. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with the birds this year. I like bird shooting much more than deer. Lots of action, and you get to work with the dog. It's the best when it all comes together for a few birds at the end of the day. I'm also looking foward to turkey this season.
Pete, I posted a summary of the meeting on the "duck hunters, help" thread. Supposedly there is another one scheduled next week. I'll post when I find out. Sounds like a fun time even if you couldn't blast em. I hunted in JI this year and couldn't believe the amount of blacks around. Every time out we would literaly see hundreds. Seems that the feds should really reevaluate the bag limits, at least for our area. I don't shoot divers, so I practice my calling to them, and I enjoy watching them buzz the spread and mingle with my antisocial dekes.
Mike, He's got a great nose and he used to do a lot of grouse hunting with me while I was in college as a pup. But he got an injury in his "ankle" joint that hardened into a lump, which restricts his running. The vet told me it was inoperable for some reason, so now he is basically just a retriever. I'll take him to run occasionally because he loves it so much, but he'll limp for the next day from it. Now, I would like to get a Weim for upland hunting but the landlord is against a second dog for now. Labs are awesome when they get birdie, but seeing a dog lock up on point from a flat out run is really spectacular.
Chris, we'll have to trade trips next year. Deer for Waterfowl.I only deer hunted twice this season. Had a lot more fun with the birds and bass, but I'd like to return to woods more next season. Nice P & Y.
nice doe. Don't look so down
Great looking animals. What area did you harvest them from (LI, Catskill, Adirondacks or another state)
Here's a picture of my first deer, a small basket rack ten pointer shot with a bow before school when I was in eleventh or twelveth grade.