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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Bird Season PE

Well, its been another great bird hunting season in PA so far. I have taken dove, woodcock, pheasant, grouse and even a snipe (which was a real goal of mine this year) off of points from my setter Lilly this year. Who says you can't have a versitile bird dog. Here are some pics of the season so far: (some of the dates from the camera are obviously wrong)

Dove season was great...I could not believe how many great chances I had at doves off of points in standing corn with Lilly:

This was the result of a double a managed to take:



First day of woodcock:



Lilly with a mess of grouse and a well earned rest:





Two beautiful color phases of PA grouse:



My 67 year old Dad's limit with a 28-gauge:



A Veteran's Day bird in a snowstorm:



More grouse:



Lilly checking out a few more birds:



Pheasant sure are beautiful even though these are stockies:



However, the most beautiful bird in any upland:



Lilly doing what she does:



And finally the snipe...it wasn't the nicest one as it was an immature bird and was somewhat bloodied but Lilly made a great point and I managed to knock it down...boy can they fly fast!!!



Since I had to put my older setter down this past summer after she gave me 12 great hunting seasons, I began to think about Lilly and how she is already 7 1/2 years old so I made it a priority to really hunt this season (even more than normal which is a lot). We have hunted most days in September for doves, then moved on to the traditional upland season. It has been a great time so far. Good luck the rest of the season and forget the house chores like I have done and hunt.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:24 PM
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Re: Bird Season PE

A real good season! Sorry for the loss of your other dog.

Great pics and enjoy the rest of the seasons!

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:26 PM
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graet pictures... i like the gary Fas. Grouse.. you have to like it when you get on of them..
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:30 PM
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Very nice pictures! Looks like a great year with many memories made.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:34 PM
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Looks like you have had a great season so far! The snipe is really cool. Do you find them in the same type of cover as woodcock?

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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 11:42 PM
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Re: Bird Season PE

BarBerry,
Congrats on a great upland season so far, the Snipe is a real prize here in Pa. Looks like you got yourself a real nice Grouse dog, make sure you get her out as often as possible. The pictures are great!
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Thanks for sharing. I didn't realize that dove would hold for a point. Sounds like a great sport.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 12:24 AM
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Beautiful pics.....congrats!
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 11:19 AM
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Good job, looks like a great season!

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 11:46 AM
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Great pics. Hope you realize your living the dream.

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