Yellow labs are my fav.One DIRTY bitch
I know this is a pheasant forum, but I figured you guys might enjoy these pics... It was warm, still and foggy on Saturday - very tough for the dog on our morning upland hunt so we packed it in early and swapped blaze orange for camo - headed out to the foggy mud flats to try for some waterfowl. We did OK considering the condtitions - managed a goose, two teal and a mallard.
We had some good laughs at Ruby's expense though, I've gotta say. First she fell off the edge of the mud flat and did a face-plant: "Phantom of the Opera (marsh?)".
Then after chasing down a goose in the mud she celebrated by finding and "smoking" an empty shotshell casing (she does this all the time for some reason). I looked over my shoulder and saw her sitting there, in true lab form, totally oblivious to the state she was in, "smoking" her 3.5" Fasteel Kent #2, and nearly wet myself laughing!
58-60 pounds. Here is a better pic to see his frame.LC, what's your pup weigh?
You're killing me Mike!Quick trip out to exercise Ellie and Willow before company arrives proved productive. First two roosters came as we walked a field of kosha. A couple silly roosters needed Kenetrek encouragement to flush even with two Vizslas staring at them from a few feet away until I got there. The final bird came from some cattails a half a mile away. He tucked in a cattail clump and the puppy locked in until I arrived. Willow then took a step or two under the clump to encourage this dandy rooster to flight out. 23” tail feather! My father in law has missed this great dog work due to a shoulder surgery but he was able to watch all the action from the truck today! He misses being able to hunt with us. Back home in less than an hour. Happy Turkey Day everyone!
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The Thanksgiving Day morning outing was fun. Friday-Sunday proved a lot more challenging. We bagged some birds in the windy conditions and had many missed opportunities. We were far from limiting which is perfectly fine. I was just hoping some family and friends would get a few more birds. I do love the "second half of the season" and look forward to matching wits with these educated birds.You're killing me Mike!