Saturday, January 8, 2011

Field of Dreams

A new cover was named today.

After a tough morning of trying to find some willy roosters to cooperate, we finally found some pay dirt.  In this case, the dirt was a section of CRP that had slight rolling hills, thick grass cover and a dry creek bed.  I drove by this cover many times before and just last week entered it for the first time.  We put up a few birds, but the cover was too big for just a few guns.  So today we entered it with 6 guns and we devised the plan to pinch, circle, loop and work the birds into the wind.  A great plan for some late season birds.

The plan was fluid as we spent the next few hours chasing these crafty birds.  In the end, we scratched down eight hard-earned birds.  The dogs (3 Springers, 1 GSP, 1 French Brit and 1 Lab) used the rolling contour to flush the birds in range of the guns.  Many more escaped out the side and back.   As always, we could have, should have, taken a few more.   But in the end I was truly impressed with this giant sea of grass.

Adam, ready and alert in the Field of Dreams






til next time....

5 comments:

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

All that sounds real nice Matt, but I have my doubts about how many birds you brought down, without the evidence in pictures. Hmmmmm......I need pics of birds in dog mouths, if you're going to convince me! (LOL)

Greyphase said...

Good to hear that you got into some birds but Karen has a point ya know :).

Rick

Gary Thompson said...

Hey now you two, Matt's speaking the truth. In his defense, we shot a lot of birds! You want evidence? See Bucket Full of Feathers at SL&PH.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Well okay then, I guess we'll take your word for it THIS time. But a nice pose of happy faces with birds and dogs couldn't hurt....I'm just sayin'

Matt Ortiz said...

Sorry for bird pics, we were too busy hunting to take the time to take some pics. Next time, I promise!