Turning into a Grouse dog

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mnaj_springer
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Turning into a Grouse dog

Post by mnaj_springer » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:07 pm

So my Pointer turned 2 this fall. Last year in her inaugural season she was just learning, but I hunted her a lot. That being said, there was a steep learning curve. This year, due to life circumstances I hunted about 15 days... 35 less than last year, give or take.

Today I took her out for a post season run. She worked hard then seemed to get birdy. She worked this bird for a good 15 minutes, then boom! Solid point. Bird pinned. I flushed it 15 yards in front of her. She stayed steady. She may just turn into a grouse dog.
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Re: Turning into a Grouse dog

Post by Garrison » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:27 pm

It's a good feeling watching them finally put it all together, but rest assured it will all come unraveled when you have a gun in your hand or your buddy is in tow and you just got done telling him how good he or she has been doing. Or maybe not, I may just be having a cathartic moment. :D

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Re: Turning into a Grouse dog

Post by mnaj_springer » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:09 pm

Garrison, I have no doubt that a shotgun blast would've really tested her steadiness!
“Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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