Waiting for Upland Hunting

Habituallinestepper

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About 45 min out of Grand Island Nebraska. Pheasants have been steady the last few years, quail seem to be rebounding strong.

Of course that's all subject to change with the rain. We walked through fields in 2018 with 4 inches of standing water. And that was before this spring.
 
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Snafu
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I’m anxious too. This will be my first season with my own dog. Shaping up to be a good bird year here in Nevada.
 

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Snafu
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Did you train your own dog? Just picked up the Wildrose book, hoping to jump a new pup in next year.
Maybe in the future, but i’m too green for that now. I was fortunate to have a trainer just down the road who apprenticed under Ronnie Smith, and now trains full time. Totally worth it to watch the developement of my dog and her classmates, and learn to be a good handler at the same time.

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I need another pointing dog. Used to run Brittany spaniels and then got into waterfowl. I really like the looks of the wirehairs. It will have to be a house, take to work dog also.
 

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Dove always kicks off the hunting year here in North Texas. Followed by Chinese Chickens, Quail, and Chucker. I'm already booked for Dove, but damn I need to start booking hunts for all the rest, usually Kansas. My AO either doesn't have birds, or they are so few that they get a pass until populations come back.

Edit to add: I'm envious of those of you with pointing breeds.