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    Default Last trip of the season.....

    Just returned home from 10 days over xmas/new years. The hunting was much better this trip than out Thanksgiving trip. We were able to get into multiple groups of birds over the course of 10 days of hunting. Our best day on public ground we seen 250+ birds, which was after the snow/wind event last week. Birds really grouped up fast after the conditions changed. It was good to see the big groups of hens that weren't there on our first trip. The dog work this trip was exceptional with the older dogs handling the conditions and birds like normal. The most impressive part of the week was the exposure some of my young dogs experienced and their performance had a big smile on my face by weeks end. Birds were very jumpy which I contribute to the increased amount of hunters we seen the second half of the week. We hunted mainly public ground with the exception of the last day that we hunted some friends private ground an d it didn't disappoint. It was some of the best hunting/ dog work we seen all week. Well this season is a wrap and hopefully spring nesting conditions will be optimal for a good crop of birds next year. I wish everyone the best in the new year!Attachment 8966[ATTACH]8967[/ATTARiley on point.jpegKali Rooster.jpgKasey Sammy Limit.jpgLimit.jpegCH]
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    Great pics , thanks for sharing your adventure with us !!!

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    Chad, what breed is Riley?
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    Awesome pics! Looks like you & your floppy-eared little buddies had a super time! Thanks for sharing!
    How many dogs did you bring with you?
    "Most pheasants in South Dakota don't react too well to #5s." -The Hunt for Red Rooster

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    I brought all of them. That total is 14. I have 12 that run from old to young (1 year old). Then I have two males one English and one Gordon roughly 6 months old that got some exposure but weren't hunted hard. I have learned you can never have enough dogs in SD especially during a 10 day run. I have been there down to my last dog wondering what would happen if something went wrong. I tend to rotate dogs by the day so they are fresh over the whole hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A5 Sweet 16 View Post
    Awesome pics! Looks like you & your floppy-eared little buddies had a super time! Thanks for sharing!
    How many dogs did you bring with you?

    I brought all of them. That total is 14. I have 12 that run from old to young (1 year old). Then I have two males one English and one Gordon roughly 6 months old that got some exposure but weren't hunted hard. I have learned you can never have enough dogs in SD especially during a 10 day run. I have been there down to my last dog wondering what would happen if something went wrong. I tend to rotate dogs by the day so they are fresh over the whole hunt.

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    Riley is my 9 month old Gordon setter female. She is going to be a Rockstar from what I am seeing. Pointing, relocating, honoring and retrieving like she is crazy already. Not a big runner and works close just like my English setters do. I did a lot of research to find the lines I wanted. It took almost 6 months before I found what I wanted, glad I did the research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotazeb View Post
    Chad, what breed is Riley?
    Riley is my 9 month old Gordon setter female. She is going to be a Rockstar from what I am seeing. Pointing, relocating, honoring and retrieving like she is crazy already. Not a big runner and works close just like my English setters do. I did a lot of research to find the lines I wanted. It took almost 6 months before I found what I wanted, glad I did the research.

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