How's the area work? Is that your land? Public land? etc...Shot another limit Saturday morning.
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Its my routine during dove season, take a half day off from work friday, drive to west texas, hunt friday afternoon and hunt saturday morning then drive home. Really nice morning, 68 degrees.
This is Tara at work Saturday morning. I shot a bird, Tara has it marked holding steady just waiting for me to release her (on her name). She is like missile locked on where that bird landed...
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And when I release her on "Tara!", she takes off like a rocket, kick'n dirt in your face!
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When she is coming back, I give her a "easy"..."hold", it is a reminder to calm down, and not chomp on the bird, you see she has her head down...It is constant work and training to get them to retrieve like you want them to...becuase they will slip into bad habbits if you let them.
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She holding that bird nice and easy, such a good girl!!
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So when I'm hunting Saturday morning, enjoying my coffee and an awsome morning, I look up and over my left shoulder and see this...
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At first it scared the bejeebers out of me, WTF is this dove doing! Then I realized it was one of my decoys staring me down. My first thought was that I got to move that decoy, that is creeping me out. Then I relized what a silly thought that was.
Some of my other decoys...
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Duck hunting I do all public, on area lakes in Texas and Oklahoma. Public dove hunting is not good at all, at least in Texas, I'm been scouting Oklahoma to see if it is better. But this is private land, a west texas farmer I been hunting his land for 15 years. For years I only hunted dove open weekend only, but last year, I had so much fun hunting with Tara, I went every weekend, doing the same this year. He and his large family love crappie, last year I did a fish fry for his family, they loved it. This year I have given him 150 crappie fillets. He will not take my money, next week I'm gonna bring him a honey baked ham.How's the area work? Is that your land? Public land? etc...
CHS?I miss shooting doves. It’s was a pretty big deal when I lived in CHS, very social outing and I was a member of several clubs.
@Tex - your method of cooking the breast’s wrapped in bacon is how we did them. Maybe in the ziplock for 20 minutes w/ some Allegro marinade while the coals heat.
thanks for posting, now I miss CHS more. Fishing was ok too.