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Trip Summary: standing crops, water everywhere and holy freekin' birds.

My two uncles and I met my 75 year-old grandfather and his buddy out there. They had hunted the previous 5 days with some other guys.
They had contacts made and land secured.

The birds were scattered, but plentiful. We never shot a days limit, but took plenty to be satisfied.


On the third day of the trip I had my best day in the field to date.
My two uncles and I took 8 birds in a 2 hour run through a chunk of CRP.
My dog Jack either pointed, ran down or found dead every one of those birds.
Including the Lazarus bird...dog on point, I move in to find a freshly killed rooster carcass.
I pick up a chuck of feathers and throw them in the air to show the other two guys. I release the dog with a tap and he only snaps his head to the right. I take a swipe with my boot and a rooster erupts. (and I knock down;))


The thing I am most happy with is the fact we only lost one bird the entire trip. Both of my mutts were hell on cripples. I went back to the truck on two occasions to get the red setter and send her after some downed birds in the corn. She came out with them both times.

Man is it flat out there.
 

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Nice pics Brad. Looks like you had a great time, lots of smiles. Great looking setter too.

I need to get out there one of these years.
 
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