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Hey all, well my son Jim and I went for a little walk for grouse today, saw birds, but for some reason they sure were wild today. Didn't bust a cap all day, oh well that's why they call it hunting! Raina did as best she could, couple of good points, but nothing there. It was a perfect day, low winds, cool and overcast. Just something about being on the prairies I love, that nice cool breeze, no noise, I just love it!

Jim and Raina, Jim was using a 20ga Yildiz SxS



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Grounds around your son in that photo look lush compared to NE MT, Greg.

The drought has knocked our cover down and dried what is left into explosive tinder.

We have pulled our land out of the blocks, as are so many landowners up here.


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I didn't have the heart.
When it's 95 degrees, a man deserves a drink.

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Good for you, CZ. You will remember that much more than a kill.

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A couple of his sibs were above him in the brush on the left. Momma and two other sibs were across the road behind him cooling off under a pine tree.

I was running my derby, trying to get him a little heat endurance, so I wasn't armed. I thought Ted might like the pic.

The plan sort of came unglued when I walked up to the puddle and birds were going up ahead, AND behind us.

This heat has been brutal.

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Grounds around your son in that photo look lush compared to NE MT, Greg.

The drought has knocked our cover down and dried what is left into explosive tinder.

We have pulled our land out of the blocks, as are so many landowners up here.


Hey Bob, you should have seen it a month ago, dry as dust and brown as all get out. Within the last month we've been getting rain just about every week, sometimes 2 or 3 days. We are now within 2" of normal annual rainfall. But too late for the birds, crops or anything else that needed rain earlier this spring. Even with the rain we've been getting, the duck sloughs are really down. The ones I normally hunt are either gone or cover is a good 20 yards from the water. I think this year we may just do some jump shooting rather than over decoys. We haven't been seeing many pheasants either, we normally get some up while hunting grouse, but not this year. I'm afraid it's going to be a very poor season. I hope next year will be better, barring a bad winter. Fingers crossed!

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Other than the two that flew over me while in the parking lot, this is the only dove I saw. Absolutely gorgeous sunrise.



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Nice drilling Lou! I used to hunt with a guy who shot doves with one of those...Geo

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Hey all, my son Jim and I went out after work today for a short walk. Saw a lot of birds today, but still wild. The big bunch we saw flushed as soon as we came over a ridge. We each managed a single, so not all was lost. Good day for a hours walk.

Jim, Raina and the birds. Jim was using his 12ga Yildiz:



My bird, I was using my 16b Charles Hellis:



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Beautiful Hellis.


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