HUNTING STORIES TOLD HERE
November 11, 2015
This would be Mudd's first limit. She did great with birds coming from
every direction this evening. Very still, only needing help with one of
the birds that was shot in a double. Even with the cold, she didn't
want to wear the vest as usual. But, that didn't stop her from playing
in the ice cold water a few times on the way back with a bird in her
Even Poppy got some time in the field before having a litter of 10
pups. December was cold, breaking ice and freezing mud would not
keep her from birds. She is a pleasure to hunt with, just like her
Grandmother Pepper Ann.
November 14, 2013
Swaggers first retrieve in the field. He's a true gentleman's dog in the
field or home. His desire to please shows in the field at such a young
age. Very calm in the blind, pays attention even when waiting for just
one bird to retrieve. The only time he showed any youthful age, was
crossing the water to the blind. He loves water! Think he was just
waiting to get back in after his first retrieve. He's going to be fun as
he matures and gains more experience in the field.
November 11, 2014
Poppy and I finally are back in the field together. We would be done in
just under 2 hours with a limit. 20 min after setting up the first three
mallards in the blind. POP..POP...POP hitting the third bird. Putting
another shell in as the bird swung around the back, POP and he was
coming down. Ten minutes later, POP..POP and 2 more green heads.
It took me an hour to drop the next 2 birds. Excellent night
This is Beau's first season and retrieve. He's eager and learning. He
watched me miss the first two ducks waiting on the cart while setting
out decoys. His excitement is addictive. Beau is calm in the blind and
learning to look for birds in each situation. He's getting a late start at
one and a half but he's coming along quickly.
A great friend and I got to watch his young hunting partner get her
first duck, (pintail) which was quite a show of determination. Scenting
on the water, chasing a diving duck, listening to commands, then
getting her prize. It's one of those memories you don't forget.
Ed is getting older, it shows in his face and his gate now. He had a
good season which started out rough with him getting sick opening
day. Ed recovered but it affected his eleven year old body harshly. Ed
finished the season as he does, making it look easy but just a bit
slower. I know it's coming to an end, he served me and our friends,
loving every bit and us. Hopefully I get one more day in the field with