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HeavyC's picture
Location: Greeley, CO
Joined: 07/19/2008
Posts: 635
Long Overdue!

I was beginning to think I may never get to let Kiwi's hard work pay-off, but finally made it out about noon today. I also left with absolutely no expectations, cept maybe getting in some hiking!

It was already 11am when I finshed what I needed to get done, but we were loaded and on the road a short while later.

Since I was aiming at some public prop only 15 minutes from the house, it did not help my worry that it would still be a zoo and every dove in a hundred miles, was that far south already!

I had a plan though, since I knew this piece has been absolutely POUNDED since Thurs, I planned to go where no one else had been yet! Rolling Eyes stupid Yeah, right!

Upon reaching these secret areas, I was rewarded by not a human footprint anywhere to be found! ...and dove around every new bush as well!

Just like elk hunting I guess...go where they ain't been yet! Worked like a charm today, and Kiwi worked her tail off for a few small morsals of din din!

He was in velvet still! ...but does a 6" spread even register?

Still looks unused...

She paid for dropping the last one by holding this one!

Then she found a secret admirer...

...and then he himself had someone peeping on him!

He never even heard the hunter till he was well by him, and then finally flinched!'

One more look at me and he was gone!

Mid way, and looking for a shady spot to take a break!

Ahhh, break time in the shade!

Oh boy! ...they say a tired lab is a good lab!

Only took a baker's dozen home...she never saw the one hit the river and there were too many tangles waiting for her. ...the other we just never found in the trees.

GooseHunter Jr's picture
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Location: Colorado
Joined: 09/28/2005
Posts: 3748
Looks like you did real

Looks like you did real well.  That might a pretty good buck here in a few years.  I think I might know where you were..if so we have a property right next door.  Nice to see someone do well on some doves especially on public ground.

Don Fischer's picture
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3206
Nice photo's

Is that river the Platte? I used to fool around on it at Brighton with my son. He liked to look for squirrel's. Long time ago. He was 5 then, today he's 39.

HeavyC's picture
Location: Greeley, CO
Joined: 07/19/2008
Posts: 635
Same Place Don!

...sure nuff! ...South Platte just a bit further northeast!



Ca_Vermonster's picture
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Location: San Diego, CA
Joined: 07/27/2007
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That's an awesome photo with

That's an awesome photo with the dog and the deer!!! Looks like you guys had a nice little shoot, congrats!

It's also very nice to see that you have some good water where you hunt, especially for a darker colored dog like that.  You'd be surprised how many dogs die each year during the dove and other game bird openers, due to over heating.  I bet yours was keeping nice and cool!

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