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CaptainMusky

He's still got it! And my shooting eye hasn't changed

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Well, I finally made it out for the first time this year to chase some pheasants. Been busy getting stuff wrapped up around home, weddings, winterizing stuff, you know the drill.

So yesterday I went out to chase some birds for the first time. It didnt start off well when I couldnt get my shock collar to turn on, so I left it in the truck.

I was eager to hear a rooster cackling as I waited for 9:00 to roll around so I established my plan of attack to head after this bird first since he wasn't too far away.

Well, less than a 1/4 mile of walking a beautiful point and 2 shots later I downed the first rooster of the year. Yep, the great shooting eye is still there. LOL. 9:15, one bird down.

We stomped around for another 45 minutes and I was about to take a bite of a mini candy bar when Chester, my 3 year old GSP locks up on point again. So I figured I better focus. "Is there bird there buddy?" I asked my faithful companion and all he would do was look at me out of the corner of his eye. So I knew it was close. I walk alongside him and he releases and points 3 or 4 more times and the gaudy rooster busts up about 15 yards ahead and 2 shots later he too was down. I am consistent with my shooting!! LOL

So, at 10:00 I shot two birds. If felt great to get out again. I watered the dog probably 10 times in that brief outing. Best investment was the skidplate vest I bought him last year and the game vest that has enough pockets to put tons of water in. Keep those faithful companions watered in this heat.

When we got home Chester proudly pranced around the yard with the bird in his mouth. He tried to sneak in the kennel with it.

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For every day I have had like yesterday, I have had 20 where I walked for hours and every bird got up 1/4 mile ahead. Better lucky than good some times.

It was awesome to be out in the field. I just wish I could take the entire Fall off to hunt.

The look my dog gave me was priceless. I wish I had a camera. Nothing like a rock solid point like that, you can actually see the muscles rippling.

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