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W101

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Upland Tough
« on: October 25, 2017, 10:09:48 PM »

  Here is a pic of Griphen Le Griffon and a couple
   of hard sought Ditch Parrots . Lots of cattail and heavy
    slough bottoms . Like his human pal , he has the
     arthritis but had an all star day , he has no off switch ,
      so the next morning he's 3 leggen it around .
        At 11 it just takes a little longer to recoup .
       That's why the look of disdain about those birds .
       
When men who are god like by nature;
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 11:23:53 PM »
Right on,, he did his job and so did the boss.

Enjoy the birds.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 05:26:08 AM »
Nice, he's da dog. Love the dog and bird pic. Keep them coming.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 10:14:43 AM »

I count 27 barbs on the one old "ditch parrot" :). WOW.

That is some kind of dog you have there.

Question: Has he been spurred very much or he in tune to what can happen to him with an old rooster like you have there?

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 07:47:45 AM »

Spurred ....I was hunting wild birds over him
  When he was 4 mo. Old . He came already
  good to go . One of the first roosters he chased
  down spurred him pretty good ...no more mister
   nice guy after that ...crunch !!!!
   
   We practice at home quite a bit
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 03:04:50 PM »

Thanks for the reply W 101.

How has the quality of the pheasants been  at the Taber festival been for the past couple of years?

A good friend of mine used to supply the birds through his own farm and  McFarlanes in Nebraska until his death in 2015?

He was trying to improve the facilities to rest the birds after their shipment. He never lived to achieve his goal.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 05:09:20 PM »
Spent 4 days in Alberta and then 6 in Montana.

3 Ugly griffs...

Luckily I brought a couple real dogs so we could get some birds.




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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 05:13:16 PM »
Even tho no one asked Montana?

Ya


They have some bird troubles there for sure.  But it is amazing to see 500 or so roosters a day.

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 05:22:34 PM »
Even tho no one asked Montana?

Ya


They have some bird troubles there for sure.  But it is amazing to see 500 or so roosters a day.

Geez sounds like a trip Jimmy. Question, any issues bringing the birds back accross th border.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 05:37:41 PM »
I will also tell ya terry besides pheasont.

Antelope I kid you not there every where I have a pic of a cranker will try and upload.

Border was easy as can be both ways really.  On the Canadian side no hassle except for some confusion about an export permit.  For bird all you need is your Montana Hunting license.

Not sure about big game but likely the same.

6 days steak every night would have been hard pressed if we spent 600$ each american.

Motels half the price food the same good diesel lots of game.  Totally different world hunting there.

I had purchased some bismuth loads for a fish and game area there box of ten had 6 shells left.  You canít bring them across the border.  So itís either give them to someone or the trash can.  First guy I ask if I could give the 20 ga shells to said son I shot a 12 ga.  Second guy goes you bet I will take them.  How long would somthing like that take in a gas station parking lot here.

Just an awesome place.

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 06:08:48 PM »
While I am in a typing mood drinking my fine american whiskey I must say.

Pheasant hunting here in Alberta ya itís pretty good for wild birds if you know where to go.  And one of the only reasons I do it here is because the main guy I hunt with is a fanatic.  And he can keep up and doesnít quit.

But we are going to have a problem...

4 wannabe yahoos oh the other site with brand new dogs and new to bird hunting are making it mainstream.  Guys like w101 never stopped hunting roosters even when the birds basically ran out. It has gone from hush hush to the thing to do.

There going to be an influx of shit dogs and areas are going to get blown up.

Like all trends things pass just prying no damage is done.

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 06:38:19 PM »
Boo hoo somebody is going to shoot your birds , you better take up Dove hunting Really have another pop....it's ok for you and some other fanatic
  to hunt roosters if you " know " where they are ... Give it a rest
   Jimmy , your starting to sound a lot like Packhunter , not as smart
     though !
  Some people never learn ... There are plenty of reasons to put
   breathalyzers on these outdoor forums ...Can't you wait for weed
   to be legal ....Hunter 420 stupid .
« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 06:49:55 PM by W101 »
When men who are god like by nature;
 Are reduced to the mundane existence
 of normal men , they do not fare well.
  Pogo

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Re: Upland Tough
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 06:55:20 PM »
Boo hoo somebody is going to shoot your birds , you better take up Dove hunting Really have another pop....it's ok for you and some other fanatic
  to hunt roosters if you " know " where they are ... Give it a rest
   Jimmy , your starting to sound a lot like Packhunter , not as smart
     though !
  Some people never learn ... There are plenty of reasons to put
   breathalyzers on these outdoor forums ...Can't you wait for weed
   to be legal ....Hunter 420 stupid .

Ouch.

Not much bothers me really glade I bother you tho.

Ugly griff and all your not so bad.

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Re: Upland Tough
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 07:22:00 PM »
Good Ďmerican whiskey, please enlighten me cause I have never heard of this...

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 07:24:00 PM »
The only way you are going to see 500 roosters a day in Alberta is if you follow the stocking truck.  And yes, that is what happens.

Kinda happens with fish stocking too.

And for the North of Red Deer releases.  The farm dog is usually taken along by the local talent to chase everything including your hunting dog, while Mister coyote eats most of the birds.

All politics.

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Re: Upland Tough
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 07:27:50 PM »
Good Ďmerican whiskey, please enlighten me cause I have never heard of this...

Hood river distillers

Oregon USA.

The bottle at least...


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Re: Upland Tough
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 07:46:47 PM »
      Good job W101 nice shootin.  What's your favourite way to cook them?  Once in a while we get a couple from a friend and have only tried wrapping them in bacon and roasting.  Good, but always up for suggestions.
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