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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pa Mountains, Life Member NRA
Re: Grouse opener stories!
I was in the forest by 9:00 AM, older dogs pointed 6 Woocock in less than an hour, I shot no birds. Caught a quick lunch around 11:30, then took my young Ryman Setter male back to the same covert area, only one Woodcock point.
I wanted to see if Heston had over run the Woodcock so I let the girls out again, the Woodcock had jumped over the mountain toward Kettle Creek, Daisy and Penny set me up a beautiful Grouse along the creek, and the little SXS H&R Hammer Gun was true as the Grouse banked thru the beautiful fall colores of the hard woods. Daisy retrieved the Grouse to hand, I will remember that big Grouse banking thru the trees and Daisy swimming the creek as she retrieved the bird, for the rest of my life, if was simply beauriful, the fall colors were incredible. I was out of the over casting woods by 1:30, when it started to get windy and rained. Not the ideal opening day, but lots of fun, hoping for a sunny cooler Monday. Hope you gentlemen and ladies had every bit as nice an opening day.
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