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I met up with a friend at the gamelands for a last day hunt of the early season. It was a cold day and the first excitement came when a lab tried to hump Blitz. He didn't care for that and snapped back at the lab. No damage done and we moved on. Blitz had one point in a hedgerow but we couldn't produce a bird. That was the only action at our fist stop so we moved on to another location. We got on some birds quickly here and we put up two hens. We kept moving and the dogs had another point that produced a cooper's hawk. Shortly after this we pushed a nice doe out of some woods. We kept working the edge of a cut bean field and the dogs had another point. This point produced a small group of quail. So far it has been a full day without a shot being fired. We moved back to the fields with no luck and decided to push out a swampy area before calling it a day. The dogs got birdy but they couldn't pin anything. We kept moving through the briars and I finally had a target to shoot at and I connected with one shot. Blitz found the bird and picked it up for me. What a surprise on this cold day:




The area we were in was pretty frozen so I was quite surprised to find this guy. It was a great way to end the early season.
 

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That is very cool! I'd hoped to get out today but it isn't going to happen.
 

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Most likely the WC was waiting till after the thanksgiving holiday to avoid the traffic.


Nice way to end the early season. Mine ended yesterday up in tue frozen tundra.
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That would have been my last guess. He must like his worms frozen
 

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Barberry said:
Very nice...what do you think the story was on the quail...wild birds or stocked?
They were holdover birds that have been out for a couple of months. They came from a johnny house that is about a quarter of a mile away from where I found them. The JH is now empty.
 
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