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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Where is Osage County??
    I know where the town of Osage is and Osage Beach and the Osage river.
    All in the Lake of the Ozarks area in MO.

    BTW--Great reading about all type of hunts is a book my late wife got me called "A Hunters Heart, Honest Essays on Blood Sport."
    By David Petersen

    Very neat read on hunting in days and places gone by.


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    Osage county is ( or was ) actually the last reservation for the Osage tribe in Oklahoma. Very interesting stories about it's history.

    Glad to hear about the book....am always on the look out for good reading material. Kind of off topic perhaps but I love Peter Hathaway Capstick books.
    Started reading his stories in the Outdoor Life magazine many years ago. A
    family member ( God Bless her ) thinks it's strange that I enjoy those. When the hunter becomes the hunted it disturbs some people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    Having a heart condition and turning 70 is the ONLY reason I wasn't out in the marsh this last weekend.
    Oh and giving all my shotguns to my grandson might have something to do with it. To bad he is busy playin' in the sand box, and couldn't go either.
    Tom,
    I duck hunt with my Grandfathers shotgun.
    A classic.
    A High Standard 200.
    (OK, a JC Higgins model 20)

    It's an honor and nostalgic to use it.
    It does not handle Black Cloud ammo well however.
    I shoot 2-3/4" #3's in it!!!


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    It does not handle Black Cloud ammo well however.
    I shoot 2-3/4" #3's in it!!!
    I gave him all my shells too, sure hope he remembers which shells go to which gun!!
    "there is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance --- that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    If I ever get to judge a HT again for a water/land blind I will make the handler stand on a rat platform and handle their dog in mud/water/weeds to an unmarked area of the fall.
    Handler..."where is the blind??"
    Judge stan....."over there somewhere!!"

    Can't you just hear the WHINING!!!!!

    And the fluffy owners squealing "EWWWWWWWW!!!"


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    Let us know when that happens ill bring the pop corn and beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starjack View Post
    Let us know when that happens ill bring the pop corn and beer.
    Right now I am qualified as a JH Judge.
    I will apprentice for SH judge this spring.
    I swear if I ever get to judge a SH test I will make the handlers stand in water and not tell them where the blind is!!!!!
    Pink camo, flip flops and all!!

    Also, if they handle a dog down wind and he picks up the scent and finishes slipping that last sit whistle, I will NOT mark them down on that.

    That nose matters and can get a real life hunting retrieve where a handle won'T.

    So, no one will probably ever want me to judge now.
    But I swear many judges have never hunted, and another group don't know the rules.......(don't get me started on that one!!)



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    As a judge, I always wanted to throw a mark in a standing corn field. You wouldn't believe the language that suggesting it brought forth

    If you have ever hunted in the PHRAGMITIES, you would understand.
    "there is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance --- that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Right now I am qualified as a JH Judge.
    I will apprentice for SH judge this spring.
    I swear if I ever get to judge a SH test I will make the handlers stand in water and not tell them where the blind is!!!!!
    Pink camo, flip flops and all!!

    Also, if they handle a dog down wind and he picks up the scent and finishes slipping that last sit whistle, I will NOT mark them down on that.

    That nose matters and can get a real life hunting retrieve where a handle won'T.

    So, no one will probably ever want me to judge now.
    But I swear many judges have never hunted, and another group don't know the rules.......(don't get me started on that one!!)



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    IM WITH YOU ON THAT ONE. NO FLIP FLOPS FOR BUT I WILL BBUY YOU A BEER AFTERWARD. Like they say the nose knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    As a judge, I always wanted to throw a mark in a standing corn field. You wouldn't believe the language that suggesting it brought forth

    If you have ever hunted in the PHRAGMITIES, you would understand.
    that reminds me of years ago when I was training with Clint, he stopped at a field that had been partially harvested as you described. My oldest brother and I laughed at him wanting to throw a mark in that field..my oldest brother even went so far as to tell him he was "off your rocker"....but being the good brother's we were, we went along with his plan and trained in that field...

    well guess what the first test in the Open was the following week...never second guessed him since..
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    75+ yesterday, 78+ today.
    Not a cloud in the sky.
    No breeze at all.


    Not that good for ducks.

    Oh well......



    RK
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    Just be glad you can go if you want to.... another month of waiting here.
    Gavin B.

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