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Porcupines and partridge

The wind and snow that blew in on Saturday created perfect hunting conditions, however as with my last hunting trip, no birds were flying. I took Doc to an area called “Duck Point”, which has became our go-to hunting area. … Continue reading

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Mia’s duck hunt

Mia enters cattails on her duck search The difference that a couple of days make. Saturday morning was warm and windy, hunters lined the ponds and ducks filled the air, but Monday was 20 degrees colder, perfectly calm, few birds … Continue reading

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The Spinone combine

The NFL has their combine and last week was my Spinone combine. The guys haven’t pointed a bird since November and haven’t retrieved one since January, so I just wanted to take a look at them before we began our … Continue reading

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Docs duck search

Since Doc didn’t get a fair chance to hunt on Friday, I took him again on Saturday. We first had to drop the rescued Lab off with the local Animal Control officer but I felt good about it: first, the … Continue reading

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Mia, Doc, and the junior hunters

Doc and Mia did a great job at this year’s Family Outdoor Festival as they welcomed junior hunters to the joy of hunting. I was told by one of the organizers that several people asked to hunt with the “dogs … Continue reading

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Doc and Mia brace on Pheasants

I braced Doc and Mia for the first time this year. I waited until after lunch to go hunting, after the morning rush of hunters had left and before the late afternoon crowd arrived. We came onto a rooster just … Continue reading

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Spring training

Friday I braced the guys on several birds and they are doing quite well with honoring. Doc established point with Elettra and Mia honoring. Mia caught a scent of something and went on point, Doc and Elettra honored nicely. Elettra … Continue reading

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