HUNTING WITH A VERSATILE VIZSLA
Lagniappe's Blazing Star "Blaze"
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2006 - 2007 2nd year of hunting
Dove Season Begins
September 1st, 2006
Dove Season opener today in Graham Texas. Blaze made a lot of friends.
September 4, 2006
Jumped rabbits with Blaze this morning. It was just for fun, no gun along. Long nap under a metal roof in the Rain, then this evening a dove hunt also in the Rain. Shot a box of shells in less than an hour. Blaze always on the ready. She usually sees the dove before I do. Disclaimer for unsafe position of gun in picture. Gun had just been used to shoot the two dove immediately before taking the picture. It is an over under and will not hold more than two shells. There was no danger of this gun going off if it where to fall.
Good Picture of the Sunflower field with my Mojo Dove
September 9, 2006
And yet More Graham Texas Dove Hunting
Blaze probably retrieved over 30 birds total for us Wednesday and Thursday. Her "Blaze" did come
out for a while Wednesday breaking from a retrieve on a dead bird and chasing a couple fly-by live birds
about 500 yards across the field. I will give her credit in that I had sent her on a couple long flying cripples just before and
unfortunately those birds made it out of the field into private property, so she may have been getting a little confused with what
was expected of her at that point. Thursday I kept her short leashed to my side for the first thirty minutes of our hunt and I
stayed close to her on the first retrieves of the day. She is back on track and under control.
September 16, 2006
Dove Hunting near Newcastle Texas
Hunted a field at Newcastle this weekend with coworkers Steve Heath and Bill Miller. Did very well on the first day before the big group of hunters that came for the second day. But I did get a few on the second day too. Friday there where not many other hunters, so I placed myself on the edge of the field between the field and a tank I could see on another property. Made for shooting at rocket birds, but I hit 12 of them. And even though I am not smiling in this picture, I had a blast. I think I had just said, "I don't think it took the picture".
There had been a lot of rain and so pretty much ruined my Ray Roberts
dove hunting spot. For a while at least. It was solely dependant on dove coming to water and the fact that there was not much if any other water left in the area other than the lake. My
Teal Hunt & Feral Hog Encounter
Originally I had no intentions of hunting on this morning because it was so windy. But at 4:30 am the Blaze kicked me in the face and woke me up. she was wide awake and had sprawled out on the bed between me and Sharon. Blaze was on her back with her feet in the air. I pushed her off and went back to sleep. 5:00 am I wake up with Blaze nose to nose standing over me like a cat stealing my breath. Sharon says I might as well take her somewhere. So what the heck, 5:30 am we are on the road to a creek on Lake Ray Roberts where I saw that small flock of teal three weeks ago. Did not expect much since it was a walk in spot within view of the road, but it was my only idea of where to go. I ended up next to a beaver lodge and the pair was a bit upset with me at first. One spun around and wacked a decoy while I was setting them out. The Beavers eventually settled and one got up on a log next to me in the dark. I set the camera on a log and opened the exposure all the way for this picture.
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