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First Duck Hunt

bellcatbellcat Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
It was way too warm last Saturday to hunt, about 80!, but I've been dying to get my dog out. Probably don't remember, but I got him last fall, and this was his first duck experience.IMG_0668_zps6b8faefc.jpg


Got on a little rise between 2 sloughs and and stood in tall weeds. First flock, I dropped these 2 blue winged teal. Glen found one, and retrieved it half ways. Wasn't quite so sure about this big feathery thing, and so warm! He then found the 2nd duck. Later I dropped 2 more green winged teal, in and around the water, and he found them and made a pretty fair effort at retrieving.

All and all, a pretty good day for his first duck hunt. He gets excited when the guns come up and shots are fired, had no problem finding the birds he saw fall, minded well, would sit by me for quite awhile at a time before fidgeting. This is the first dog I've raised and trained so I'm pretty excited about his progress! We have residents only pheasants in 2 weeks and the real deal in 3 weeks. Pumped to get him on the birds!
"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain


  • ZeeZee Posts: 28,456 Senior Member
    Very cool!
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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
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  • gatorgator Posts: 1,746 Senior Member
    Good looking pup.

    Nice shooting too.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Posts: 8,438 Senior Member
    Excellent. Hunting with mans best friend is one of the best things you can do with your clothes on.
    I really miss hunting over dogs..........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Posts: 14,857 Senior Member
    Looks like he is catching on, hope he like roosters too. Hows the rooster forecast in your neck of the woods?
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  • bellcatbellcat Posts: 2,040 Senior Member
    Looks pretty decent....not quite like 5 years ago...but an improvement from last year.
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • bisleybisley Posts: 10,815 Senior Member
    Seeing a hunting dog work is as much fun as shooting game. Glad you have the pup started off right. Also, I imagine that, since you are hunting teal, he has already learned that just because the gun goes boom, it doesn't necessarily mean a bird fell. :tooth:
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    That;'s fantastic to see him grow up and start doing his thing. I would love to be there the first time he hears a pheasant flush from the CRP grass!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Good looking dog and it sounds like it was a great first hunt with him. When I lived in Texas and duck hunted a lot, I got obsessed with having a good bird dog and I bought and trained a female chocolate that was the best dog that I ever had. I picked up "Gun Dog" by Richard A. Wolters and just about memorized it before I even started looking for a puppy because I didn't want to make any mistakes. Hunting with a good dog that you trained yourself is very gratifying and I know you'll have many more to come.
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  • NNNN Posts: 25,236 Senior Member
  • HAWKENHAWKEN Posts: 1,720 Senior Member
    Nicely done! Teal fly like rockets and are just as hard to hit. I think blue wings and woodies are the best tasting ducks.......Robin
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