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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Youth Pheasant hunt

Today was my sportsman's clubs annual youth pheasant hunt. We had 17 young hunters, both boys and girls and 60 ring neck roosters to plant for them. We had half the kids in the morning and the other half in the afternoon after lunch. We roasted a deer on a spit and had a ton of side dishes to go with it as well as drinks and deserts. The morning group hunted and then the afternoon group arrived and they both ate lunch together. We broke both the morning and afternoon groups into 3 different groups and had members with pointing breeds take the three groups out to hunt in three different fields. It was a great day, it was supposed to be a washout and we were worried we would loose a lot of kids because their parents didn't like the weather report. As it turns out we only lost one due to a sore throat and it did not rain and we had a great day with no kid going home without at least one bird, most has two and many had several. All the parents and the kids were great. What could have been a washout disaster was a great day with kids, dogs and birds and good food. I think my setter may sleep for a week, her and her hunting partner a Vizsla, found and pointed and retrieved 20 birds, and I am not far behind her for the sleep department. Those hills at my club keep growing higher every year, I know they have gotten at least 20 feet higher than last year. Every year when we think it can't get any better, it does. Sadly I forgot my cameras so I don't have any pictures of happy kids, happy parents, lots of birds and tired dogs and owners so please take my word for it.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 06:38 PM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 08:11 PM
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The youth hunts are all so rewarding. I don't understand why more dog owners don't get involved in these hunts.

We have found the Veteran hunts to be equally rewarding.

Dog owners should look into getting involved. I am sure they would find it to be very rewarding.


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The youth hunts are all so rewarding. I don't understand why more dog owners don't get involved in these hunts.

We have found the Veteran hunts to be equally rewarding.

Dog owners should look into getting involved. I am sure they would find it to be very rewarding.


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I agree. I've had nothing but positive experiences taking juniors hunting over my dogs.
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The youth hunts are all so rewarding. I don't understand why more dog owners don't get involved in these hunts.

We have found the Veteran hunts to be equally rewarding.

Dog owners should look into getting involved. I am sure they would find it to be very rewarding.


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I would like to but I've got flushers and it just gets a bit much for a youngster.

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I would like to but I've got flushers and it just gets a bit much for a youngster.
We have a number of people with flushers who do our mentored youth hunts. We put the younger hunters with the pointers and the older kids with several years of experience with the flushers. That works out pretty good. We have about a hundred dog handlers registered with us for our hunts. We typically take out over a hundred youth during the two Saturdays of the youth season.

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We have a number of people with flushers who do our mentored youth hunts. We put the younger hunters with the pointers and the older kids with several years of experience with the flushers. That works out pretty good. We have about a hundred dog handlers registered with us for our hunts. We typically take out over a hundred youth during the two Saturdays of the youth season.

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Will look into it next year, thanks RSB!
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