2010 - 2011 Blaze's 6th Season of Hunting
The new hunting season starts off same as last year with a Dove hunt North of Olney Texas
September 1st & 2nd, Opening Days
Started on the 1st hunting down the treeline from Dan Gleason on one of George Green's fields. Not the best opening morning, but I got to shoot a few birds and shoot at a few more that were faster than my gun. I was happy.
Got to try out my new to me, old 16 SxS. And Blaze retrieved as if it was just another day at the office. She was one happy dog with her long boring summer break finally over.
Picked up a whitewing for my final bird of the day. To be honest it was the golden BB from a long desparate shot straight up that dropped this bird at my feet.
Day two was a little slower, but I got to shoot my first ever Eurasion Dove. I never realized how big they were. We also had a flock of whitewings come over while Dan, his friend, and myself were
standing around shooting the bull. All three of us picked up a bird from the same flock. The first bird helicoptered so slow that the second two birds shot hit the ground well before the first bird ever did. Don't get much better.
And the Young County Trifecta. Or you could call it the Olney Grand Slam. Eurasion, Whitewing, and Mourning Dove from the same hunt.
Blaze was an angel and did her job well.
September 3rd, Day Three
Friend Steve came out for a run to Breckenridge to Texas Hunting Forum member Stompy's place on Friday. Steady shooting all morning for me and I could tell the guys across the field from us where having even more dove flying than we did. It was nice to head back to camp with a limit and have the rest of the day to get some things done at my Graham Deer lease.
A nice portrait shot of Blaze.
And last a gratuitus Grasshopper pic. There were thick this year!
Delta Waterfowl Photo Contest Winner
This picture of Blaze and me won the September Delta Waterfowl Photo Contest. And it was fitting for the Month as it includes Dove and a Bluewing teal in the picture. It was an accidental candid picture self taken while I was framing up the camera for a self portrait. I just noticed I even got a feather on my neck.
Lone Star Outdoors Show http://texasoutdoorsmedia.com/
Yet another photo brag for a picture I entered into yet another photo contest. This one also taken last year was the photo of the Month with the Lone Star Outdoors Show
Dances With Dove or Kayak Dove Hunting
September 11, 2010
Got one more I was able to crop from a mis-framed pic. Just before my helper plucked it from the water.
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2010 - 2011 Hunting Season
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