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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Pointing Grouse

OK to all the grouse hunter that have pointing dogs i am just trying to get a fill for some of your averages on out of all the birds that you flush in a given hunt how many of them do the dogs point? I don't shoot any birds that just wild flush or that my dog might bump. This year my dogs are right around 40-50% of all the birds that flush they are pointing. Just wondering on what is the average points to flushes.
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Re: Pointing Grouse

i got a ?? for you. if your dog is on point and say one flush's say 50-60 yards away. is that a pointed bird or not??
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Re: Pointing Grouse

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i got a ?? for you. if your dog is on point and say one flush's say 50-60 yards away. is that a pointed bird or not??
It's not a very good one. The last Saturday we had a very strong continual breeze, my eldest dog had two of his points at that range. I released and let him relocate on both, he cut the distance in half and my friend got a shot at one and missed. I got saw the other but didn't get a shot.
In the early season I'd say we were at 70% and the late season dropped to about 50% and I think we could keep the second season average high if we switched from a bell to a beeper and gps collar but it's not worth the $700 for me.

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