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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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mid season wanderings in the uplands

Our late October/ early November season found us "wandering" around exploring some new covers.

This one provided hours of enjoyment chasing the elusive ruff

We managed to find a few "gems" and marked a few more spots on the map.

I also checked up on some local young cover that is coming along nicely and should hold birds in a few short years.

My young gun Morgan thought it looked good too

I took my nearly 13 year old boy out for his favorite game. He hunted hard for about 30 minutes and raised a couple birds for me and I managed to put one down for him. His heart was into the hunt but unfortunately his body has retired from the uplands. I'm sad to say this may well be his last bird.

All in all it's been a great season and I'm looking forward to the second half.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 03:49 PM
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Re: mid season wanderings in the uplands

Nice pics. Enjoy the second half, I know I will chasing bunnys
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Re: mid season wanderings in the uplands

Nice gray phase... A true trophy in PA!!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 01:49 PM
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Re: mid season wanderings in the uplands

Very nice pictures, and I know how you feel about your old boy, got one myself and every time I think he is about to hang it up, he hunts another season. Granted it's just a couple hours at a time but the old man gets me a Grouse or a Turkey. I try very hard not to miss for him, he has been one heck of a hunting dog. Took my only Scotch Double behind him, he has produced many true doubles for me, and he retrieves to hand everything I have ever shot over him. Last season I actually had a chance at a Turkey and Grouse mixed double that he pointed and put up for me. Got the Grouse but missed the Turkey, I stills see that big bird flying away thru the trees, in my sleep. Can't believe I missed her, the pine tree she got behind as she rose, was just big enought to take my shot and safe guard her escape. I may never get that chance again, but that old SM dog gave me my chance at it. I will miss him big time when he cashes out, we are both old men now. Its been a heck of ride, I would like to turn back the clock and do it all again.
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Pine Creek Sampson looking at one of his true doubles, over his life time he has produced 4 for me to shoot at,
3 of which I have taken, the 1st was a true Grouse double, the 2nd was a true double Grouse and Woodcock, the 3rd was true double on Woodcock, the 4th at age 15, was the Grouse and Turkey true double, that I only got half of. I hope he forgives my shooting. I know every time we get to hunt together may be our last outing, and I realize the gift, I have been granted by God.

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