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    Default A Awesome Opening Day

    Hey Guys

    My boy got the best of both worlds. Retrieving birds all day, then coming home to his girlfriend.

    Tanner opening day


    Tanner Day two
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    holy cow! what a great day!!!!!!! how many shooters? any other dogs??? great great shots!

    and i have to ask about the vest - its early, was it because of temps? getting him used to it because in 3 weeks he will need it? unknown dangerous stuble under water????

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    Awsome!!!! Our season here in Ohio opens next Saturday. If we get half of that total I'll be thrilled to death. Very Very nice!
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    Dang...

    How many hens are you allowed up there?

    And don't try to hide that Hollywood on the end.
    These are field trials and the people involved largely don't understand a normal day much less a "normal days hunt".

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    Quote Originally Posted by david gibson View Post
    holy cow! what a great day!!!!!!! how many shooters? any other dogs??? great great shots!

    and i have to ask about the vest - its early, was it because of temps? getting him used to it because in 3 weeks he will need it? unknown dangerous stuble under water????
    Thanks,

    There were 4 shooters, and 2 dogs. The other dog only retrieved 6 birds each day so Tanner had to retrieve almost all the birds.

    The temps were below 30. This morning Tanner had Frost on him. It was Cold. Our River is very Fast Current and does not have any Underwater dangers. I have a vest on him everytime we hunt. Does not matter, It is more for Safty. You should see his vest it is ripped every where.


    KEN- Look Really hard. Those Hens you ar talking about are Gadwalls. Its ok A lot of people think Gadwalls look like hen Mallards then there are Wigeons mixed in there to. LOL my Husband shot the Hollywood. LOL
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    I've never heard the term Hollywood. Which duck and picture are we talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desire Dogs View Post
    I've never heard the term Hollywood. Which duck and picture are we talking about?
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    Hollywood(s) AKA Bootlips, Spoonies, etc, etc are Northern Shovelars....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LavendersLabs View Post


    KEN- Look Really hard. Those Hens you ar talking about are Gadwalls. Its ok A lot of people think Gadwalls look like hen Mallards then there are Wigeons mixed in there to. LOL my Husband shot the Hollywood. LOL

    Yeah, I know there are some gadwalls in there. But gadwalls come in hens too.

    Gadwall drake will have a black bill. All them suzie's are sport some orange on their bill.

    Either way, conservation time is over and good to see a pile o' ducks.
    These are field trials and the people involved largely don't understand a normal day much less a "normal days hunt".

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    Lucky dog to get to hunt over so many guns! Wish my dog looked that clean when he's done. He's covered in swamp mud from head to toe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LavendersLabs View Post
    Thanks,

    There were 4 shooters, and 2 dogs. The other dog only retrieved 6 birds each day so Tanner had to retrieve almost all the birds.

    The temps were below 30. This morning Tanner had Frost on him. It was Cold. Our River is very Fast Current and does not have any Underwater dangers. I have a vest on him everytime we hunt. Does not matter, It is more for Safty. You should see his vest it is ripped every where.


    KEN- Look Really hard. Those Hens you ar talking about are Gadwalls. Its ok A lot of people think Gadwalls look like hen Mallards then there are Wigeons mixed in there to. LOL my Husband shot the Hollywood. LOL
    I have a great Texas classic recipe for spoonbill if you're interested...

    Just to compare bag limits and out of curiosity to see if they are any different - Texas allows 6. No more than five may be mallards and no more than two mallards may be hens. No more than three woodies, no more than two scaupe or redheads, one canvasback, one pintail (doesn't have to be a drake, but setting the limit at one kinda tips the survival odds against those fellows sporting pin feathers, don't you think?), and one black/mottle/dusky duck. We're only allowed one Mexican squealer, although I'm not sure I would shoot one anyway. And oddly enough, someone went to the trouble to put a daily limit on coots (15). Otherwise, if it flies it dies - hen or drake.

    By the way, great looking dog. Probably took a nice nap that afternoon...

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