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bellcatbellcat Senior MemberPosts: 1,854 Senior Member
There is nothing like following your dog  for hours on public land. I’ve turned into a ‘lone hunter’, hardly ever inviting anybody to join me. The birds aren’t plentiful, and the land gets hunted frequently, but we seem to find enough enough birds to keep Glen focused. As a friend told me recently, you really feel like you ‘earn’ your birds on public land. 
Yesterday, a bad collision with barbed wire led to a Thanksgiving morning visit to the Vet, several staples, and....... The Cone. Looks like we won’t be hunting anymore over holiday.


"Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,622 Senior Member
    Ouch, did you have to carry him back to the truck? Glad you have a good vet that took care of you on Thanksgiving AM
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,854 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Ouch, did you have to carry him back to the truck? Glad you have a good vet that took care of you on Thanksgiving AM
    I didn't even notice till we got home! Didn't slow him down a bit.
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,977 Senior Member
    Good times, but OUCH!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,622 Senior Member
    bellcat said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Ouch, did you have to carry him back to the truck? Glad you have a good vet that took care of you on Thanksgiving AM
    I didn't even notice till we got home! Didn't slow him down a bit.
    Yep, that's how they are when they are hunting.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,467 Senior Member
    Sorry to hear about the injury
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,916 Senior Member
    Same thing happened to my English Setter...noticed it after she tangled with some old barb wire buried in some deep grass...her chest looked like a big knife slash...luckily I had my med bag in the truck...put her on the tailgate, irrigated the wound with a big syringe and some normal saline, put a big trauma pad over it and wrapped her up with an ace wrap...then a 40 mile trip to the vet for some sutures to pull the musculature together and a bunch of staples to close it up



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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    That really sucks, man.  These dogs work hard for us, and it's terrible when they have run-ins like that.  My dog got a good cut on his nose today on public land from a barbed wire hit, but nothing even close to that.  I hope he feels better soon.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,712 Senior Member
    Hope the dog heals well
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Those wounds are terrible looking. The two of will enjoy more time afield after some need time to heal up.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    Glad he's going to recover, OK.

    I used to love to bird hunt or squirrel hunt, alone, because there is no competition or posturing - just you and what you can do. But, now, I have grandsons, and when I'm alone, I'm wishing they were with me. I suppose it would be different with a good dog, but I never had a good hunting dog.
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