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01-03-2010, 01:00 AM
Just got back to CO from a l-o-n-g out-of-state trip for the holidays today...Did somebody leave me a rooster or two for Jan??? ;)
I was a real good boy, stickin mighty close to the missus & the fam for the most part...Now I'm dyin to get back on a few more wily ol' roosters with my labrador sidekick, before the season ends here in a few more weeks!...There wasn't a wild rooster within 500 miles of where I was at - but I did manage to get in one GOOD morning duck hunt over the dekes with a couple old friend's and my dog's 1st gen progency/offspring...Also sat a spell on a deerstand & capped a 200+ lb wild hog later the same afternoon! :)
Sure is good to be back HOME in CO! Can't wait to hear some cacklin again...Anybody up for a little gangbangin on some of those late-season, W-I-L-D-L-Y evasive little woolybuggers or perhaps teamworkin together to try & help corall em' in just a wee bit??? :cheers:
01-03-2010, 08:39 AM
hhR, I can tell you that the roosters I saw last week around Holyoke are still out there waitin' for ya. Couldn't hit a thing, although the pup did manage to put up a couple. I'm gonna have another go at it on Weds or Thurs, whenever the weather gets nasty - maybe they'll hold a bit tighter and give me some closer shots...
01-03-2010, 09:02 AM
Well I know that we left you a few from yesterday. Twelve birds wanted for the day, Eleven Egg McMuffins, Ten Cups of Coffee, Nine Hours Driving, Eight Fields a walking, Seven Shots Fired, Six Hunters Hunting 5 Ringnecks a flying, Four Dog's a sniffing, Three Trucks a driving, Two Hurting Feet, and One that got away.
We Left a lot in the field and took Zero Birds yesterday.
Talk with ya soon
01-03-2010, 08:13 PM
"Nice" poetic post 5Gen - had me singin right along! :)
lewis88, Thurs is lookin pretty "sweet" right now if the current long-range weather forecast holds true! :thumbsup:
I don't like the sound of the "dead bird" thread/posts though - I sure hope a third sub-zero-w/snow cold blast in a row now doesn't make things a whole lot worse...Sure would like to see a solid load of brood-stock make it thru to nesting season to build on for next year!
01-04-2010, 11:31 PM
Not to worry, mate. Was out today and the bulk of the drifts are gone, there's plenty of cover out there for them to hide in come weds/thurs. Saw a TON of roosters, too - from the truck! Spent all day in what's been pretty good areas this year, dog worked her tail off, all we managed to get up was a single hen. But the roosters were cacklin' and runnin' down every road I drove. I think they'll be fine. Fingers crossed, we'll have a good spring and all those hens will have healthy broods!
01-05-2010, 12:03 AM
Lewis88 - So nice to hear that report! Sounds like there's not gonna be too much snow with this next brutal cold snap + it's gonna warm up fairly soon afterward...I'm with you, hoping for another really good spring & summer to continue building up overall bird numbers following this banner year on the CO pheasant scene...With any luck weather-wise, hopefully next year & beyond will continue the upward trend for a change & be even better! :)
I'll be out there either Thurs or Fri burnin up boot leather behind the dog & hopin for a real up-close observation of the law of gravity - "what goes up, must come down"! :D
01-05-2010, 08:55 AM
It's looking like Weds for me, I'll post a quick report when I get in. Just hoping for enough snow to see some tracks, enough wind for the dog to scent and enough cold to keep 'em hunkered down till I get within range. That's not too much to ask, is it?
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