Hello from down in the Bayou

Retriever

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My name is Dave and I currently live in work in Baton Rouge as a crime scene investigator. I have mostly been into bow hunting for the last 6 to 7 seasons and have recently decided to transition and put my efforts towards Upland and water fowl (I am a first generation hunter). I never grew up hunting but I had a unyielding love for all things outdoors. Funny how that happens. I have a four-year-old black lab (Lunar) who I have trained using the gundog Academy videos and he is doing very very well, though in my selfish pursuit of bow hunting I have never taken him out except to the clay range (shame on me I know). According to my research we have a couple of WMA’s with quail on them so I hope to take the lab out for a spin with a 20 gauge this week and see how it goes. While he has never been hunting, the good thing is the big fella seems to basically understand English and will do anything to please me and never leaves my side. Additionally he will fetch anything to hand that you ask him too (though I haven’t tested this with an animal). So I hope to learn a lot here 59B162E3-47AD-4663-A436-C2F0D3F81F0D.jpegDFC8999B-9086-4FD2-8D35-AA78B827B453.jpegand fire up my 20 gauges that have been sitting for a while.
Now if I can only find some shells.....
 

Retriever

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Thanks uplandhntr! Just talked to the wildlife biologist this morning and he gave me a few tips on where the coveys like to hide on the wma. Also found out my state allows lead for quail so my 1927 Ithaca NID will get to go into the field for the first time in 12 years! Very excited. Sunday is the day pictures to come.
 

Retriever

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Left is a 1927 Ithaca NID 20 gauge field grade (barrels are mod full fixed.) bought by my great grandma in 1935 for my grandpa for 9 bucks. Gun was passed down to my great uncle to my dad to me. Pearl inlays were done by my great grandfather. Right is a Henry single shot 20 gauge. Bought it for shooting steel shot. Love both for different reasons. More pics of grains. 6BF90990-6F45-41B8-BB3E-4C3C47376E2A.jpeg6319EADE-F78E-4A80-969B-008FFF1BC1F4.jpegED8DC087-2862-4588-B7CA-1F90956239BB.jpegB0600E47-7626-4C89-A970-EBC0A1FE6468.jpeg
 

Labs

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Pard, howdy & welcome from the Free State of North Dakota. Fine looking labby you have there...
 
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