Monthly Archives: December 2015

A cold wait

Hoping to follow up on the previous day’s hunting success, I took Elettra and Mia on an afternoon hunt. Although we had a brief respite from the deep freeze (last night’s temp dropped to -17), the wind chill was still … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle delivers duck

In what was clearly my most unique duck hunt, a Bald Eagle dropped a duck right into our laps, so to speak. Our week of sub-zero temperatures finally broke and even though there was a light wind and snow throughout … Continue reading

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Christmas miracle moon

It seems kinda fitting that the full moon on Christmas Day would lead to a small miracle for our neighbor’s cat. It began a week ago when our neighbors went on a Christmas vacation, and we volunteered to watch their … Continue reading

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Doc and Elvis volunteer for 4-H

Actually they didn’t volunteered, I volunteered for them. In any case, Doc and Elvis helped the 4-H kids with their dog show training last Saturday and as you can guess, the smallest kids got the biggest dogs. The kids ran their dogs … Continue reading

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Elettra’s duck hunt

Since Elettra came to stay with us for a few months of hunting, I’ve worked on her pointing and steadiness but have spent almost no time with her retrieving. We started out before sunup and the roads were in bad … Continue reading

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Pasture pointing

The guys remind me of the stampede from the movie Jumanji when I let them run in the pasture, with 13 year-old Sophie trailing behind like the rhinoceros. While running in the pasture this last Friday, they kicked up a … Continue reading

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Search and retrieve

Early in the season, I dropped a duck on dry land but Doc refused to retrieve it (although he pointed it beautifully). Friday’s duck hunt was a whole different story and Doc did an excellent job of both duck search and retrieve. I took … Continue reading

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