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  1. One of my hunting buddy's uses a strap-type vest...

    One of my hunting buddy's uses a strap-type vest and loves it; then again, he shoots a lot of trap and wears a similar device at the range...so it may be more of "this is what I'm used to" than any...
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    Gosh, I hope so, lol... I was being totally...

    Gosh, I hope so, lol...

    I was being totally facetious; I always feel like roosters I've missed fly away giving me "the finger", so I thought I'd toss that our there just for fun:D
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    Feet. If the feet are tucked up tight to the...

    Feet.

    If the feet are tucked up tight to the body, it's a hen, don't shoot it.

    If one or both feet are lowered from the body, with the feet balled up except for one toe extended straight out,...
  4. HA!! I would probably turn them inside out for...

    HA!!

    I would probably turn them inside out for the hunt, might also make it easier to get back into them for the return...assuming I have to get out the same way I got in. But the garbage bag...
  5. I heard about these "reusable waders" from...

    I heard about these "reusable waders" from Hodgman on a PF podcast. They're NOT something you're going to wear all day, but might be something a guy could use in a pinch and in a hurry.

    For $20,...
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    I'd bring rubber boots, hip boots, and field...

    I'd bring rubber boots, hip boots, and field boots just to be safe. I spoke to my farmer last night, He is saying the same thing as everyone else: water water everywhere. Expect it to be wet, be...
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    Glad to hear the dog and owner are reunited; that...

    Glad to hear the dog and owner are reunited; that story just sucks all the way around.
  8. I am LMAO! PERFECT!

    I am LMAO! PERFECT!
  9. I clearly recall watching that bird thinking...

    I clearly recall watching that bird thinking "that's a rooster"; but there I stood with my gun at port arms.

    Ah well. He'll never live it down, and we'll never trust him again :cheers:
  10. Agree with A5 Sweet 16; I can't recall ever...

    Agree with A5 Sweet 16; I can't recall ever hearing a hen cackle, but lots of roosters roll on out without a sound besides wingbeats. There's certainly someting to be said for close flushes, where a...
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    Yup; I've definitely watched pheasants fly off...

    Yup; I've definitely watched pheasants fly off into the horizon after flush until I couldn't see them anymore. Easily more than a mile. And have watched them pile into a slough in the evening a few...
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    Excellent question. I don't know the answer, but...

    Excellent question. I don't know the answer, but my simple brain says they will "migrate" some distance to find the Holy Trinity: food, water, shelter, not necessarily in that order.
    And once...
  13. Thread: boot dryer

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    I've got the Cabela's "deluxe" boot dryer that...

    I've got the Cabela's "deluxe" boot dryer that has a couple short tubes for gloves. Works great, I usually wear Cabela's Whitetail Extreme boots in the snow and mud, it will dry them out overnight...
  14. Thread: A fresh report

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    I guess if I have any apprehension of the...

    I guess if I have any apprehension of the upcoming season, it is that there will be lots more cover which could spread birds out, moreso late season. Early season always has to contend with...
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    You have it right; I was working Saudi in June...

    You have it right; I was working Saudi in June when my phone was blowing up between my wife and a friend of hers; next weekend, we have a new Lab. Dumped in the countryside near us, he's a very big...
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    Sounds awesome! I wish I would have had a 12th...

    Sounds awesome! I wish I would have had a 12th year with my BLM Carver; but that was not to be. Take care of your old girl, let her hunt as much as she can!

    :cheers:
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    The "big one" is SD the 1st weekend in Dec. I'm...

    The "big one" is SD the 1st weekend in Dec. I'm sure I'll make it back home to NE a couple of times, definitely looking at the possibility of NE in Jan for a long weekend of ducks and pheasants
  18. Thread: Dog food survey

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    Thanks for that link, I didn't make time to...

    Thanks for that link, I didn't make time to yesterday to look up DCM to see what others might be saying. :cheers:
  19. Thread: Dog food survey

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    Are you guys talking about this Dr. Mercola? ...

    Are you guys talking about this Dr. Mercola?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Mercola

    OK, OK; so it's wikipedia, who doesn't exactly have the higest reputation for accuracy. Still, I'm...
  20. Thread: Ytd thoughts...

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    I'm going to vouch for @Asweet16 and @jackrabbit;...

    I'm going to vouch for @Asweet16 and @jackrabbit; most sloughs were frozen when I was up there Dec 3-6; but Sophie and I ran into one that was not. 70lb Lab, she broke through first, then I went...
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    Man, you post up some spectacular images. Thanks...

    Man, you post up some spectacular images. Thanks for that!

    -Vam
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    Some years, birds are $1200 a piece.... 8740 ...

    Some years, birds are $1200 a piece....

    8740

    Some years, they're closer to $80/bird...

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    And no, my wife has no idea what they cost...:cheers:
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    I've got something in my eye myself; an excellent...

    I've got something in my eye myself; an excellent tribute and memory to hold and share for years to come.

    Godspeed, Sadie; and good hunting across the bridge.
  24. Thread: Good bye Copper

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    Truly sorry for your loss; you definintely did...

    Truly sorry for your loss; you definintely did him right in his final days. Memories of times afield with our dogs serve us well after they are gone.
  25. Thread: Where to go.

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    Agree with this. While Nebraska may not have...

    Agree with this. While Nebraska may not have super numbers of pheasants throughout the State, there's a good chance of a mixed bag
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