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    [QUOTE=mgorvi;254408]
    Quote Originally Posted by JMc View Post
    I chuckle at this post and not to make light of what you are asking but, the birds know your there when you pull up. Nine times out of ten, it's not the noise that scares them, it's the immediate silence that follows. It's like walking a field and holding at the end...they get nervous and go.

    remy is right...check with a body shop or throw some white grease on the latches. Good luck![/QUOTE

    This last trip hunting with my BIL I couldn’t believe the birds he put up by stopping. My dog favors my side most of the time so he will range out a good 40 yards or so and stop every few minutes. I think it’s darn near impossible to get the dogs out, guns loaded, and things shut up without letting the birds know. We are careful to a point, but don’t worry about it as much as we used to. The one thing we don’t do anymore at the vehicle or in the field is talk to each other or the dog. We both do a fair amount of pausing tho, and with the dog still moving, boy do they get nervous. We also just meander part of the time, without any real plan. We just follow the dog. (Pointer) I don’t know if any of it helps because we know we can’t fool em’, but it’s fun to try different tactics. The neatest thing I’ve seen in the field is when the rooster jumps straight up 10 feet and settles right back down in the same spot. They got the upper hand and we are in their house. The later in the season, the harder it is to get that reasonable shot, that’s for sure.
    That's right, it's impossible to sneak them, late season.There is one coolee, on a public section, that always holds a half dozen highly educated birds.Ive never gotten one in there, they flush at 250 yards, no matter how I approach it.I know where they live, and it's thick, and knarley. A skunk couldn't get in there. It's down in a hole, I can't figure out how they know , but they do.However, I have gotten a lot of sharptails at this place, at certain times.

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    [QUOTE=Goosemaster;254425]
    Quote Originally Posted by mgorvi View Post
    That's right, it's impossible to sneak them, late season.There is one coolee, on a public section, that always holds a half dozen highly educated birds.Ive never gotten one in there, they flush at 250 yards, no matter how I approach it.I know where they live, and it's thick, and knarley. A skunk couldn't get in there. It's down in a hole, I can't figure out how they know , but they do.However, I have gotten a lot of sharptails at this place, at certain times.
    I know the public spot you are talking about, one of my late season favorites.
    It doesn't always hold half a dozen highly educated birds - One time I shot 3 uneducated ones in it that flushed at 9, 12, and 15 yards, respectively. And we encountered a skunk in it, but luckily I got my dog called off before he got sprayed.

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    [QUOTE=Goosemaster;254425]
    Quote Originally Posted by mgorvi View Post
    That's right, it's impossible to sneak them, late season.There is one coolee, on a public section, that always holds a half dozen highly educated birds.Ive never gotten one in there, they flush at 250 yards, no matter how I approach it.I know where they live, and it's thick, and knarley. A skunk couldn't get in there. It's down in a hole, I can't figure out how they know , but they do.However, I have gotten a lot of sharptails at this place, at certain times.
    I feel like most of the birds I shoot are because I have sneaked right in on them. And I shoot more than most everyone. My favorite time to hunt is late season, especially in January. They are bunched up in heavy cover and that is when I do the best.
    Last edited by westksbowhunter; 12-05-2019 at 08:16 PM.

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    [QUOTE=westksbowhunter;254438]
    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemaster View Post

    I feel like most of the birds I shoot are because I have sneaked right in on them. And I shoot more than most everyone. My favorite time to hunt is late season, especially in January. They are bunched up in heavy cover and that is when I do the best.
    I like the late season snow, but not too deep.It really is hard on my lab. These public birds are very educated by December.

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    [QUOTE=jackrabbit;254433]
    Quote Originally Posted by Goosemaster View Post

    I know the public spot you are talking about, one of my late season favorites.
    It doesn't always hold half a dozen highly educated birds - One time I shot 3 uneducated ones in it that flushed at 9, 12, and 15 yards, respectively. And we encountered a skunk in it, but luckily I got my dog called off before he got sprayed.
    Lol.Cant be the same spot.

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