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Quail Hunting

Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by David Martin, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    My dog and I have been quail hunting, out getting some exercise. Here's a Gambel rooster he pointed for me this morning I downed him and he quickly brought it to me. DM
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  2. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Here's Andy giving his full attention to the task at hand. DM
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  3. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    browning auto there? great gun and good birds there, Sir.
     
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  4. BRKCOP

    BRKCOP

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    Feb 6, 2010
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    Love your dog. We have a similar one.
     
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  5. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Thanks JB & BRK. How old is your dog, (German Shorthair)?
    The screw frame 110 does a good job of processing quail. Just snip the wings, neck and feet off. Most knives can do that. But raking loose the internals then out the vent is where the clip point excels. DM
     
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  6. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Mighty handsome dog, gun, knife, and game. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Thanks for sharing your experience. Looks like a great time!
     
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  8. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Thanks Ant & Molokai. Andy is only 2 and on his way to become a good bird dog. The last week here has been in the teens, with a 15 mph north wind. Neither
    one of us wanted to be out hunting. This morning it was 21*, clear skis and no wind. Both of us wanted to get out and enjoy a day afield. I don't talk much to my
    dog. He looks for my hand signals and goes to it. All business. He's over joyed! Gambel don't hold so, one must be ready at a flush. DM
     
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  9. BRKCOP

    BRKCOP

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    Feb 6, 2010
    She’s 4. Yes a GSP. Unfortunately she has Addison’s disease and therefore I can’t hunt her.
     
  10. sportingspecialist

    sportingspecialist

    Dec 11, 2014
    Great pictures David.

    Thanks.
     
  11. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    BRK, that's too bad. But you can give her hormone shots.
    Thanks sporting.
    I will try to get back out and let Andy work. I'll say my other dog, in this picture is a good pointer. But not a strong retriever. She had a papered Portuguese Pointer
    mother and a Rottweiler father. Still, she likes to hunt and is a motivation for Andy to find the bird before her. The two play their dominate games the whole time. DM
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  12. Old Hunter

    Old Hunter Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Looks like a day well spent David. Nice old shotgun, I can tell where you carry it for sure. OH
     
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  13. RAZORBLADES

    RAZORBLADES

    Aug 14, 2006
    Great to get out with a good dog on a hunt,in Nova Scotia we don't have quail,we have ring necked pheasants to hunt,I have a little river duck dog(toller), she loves the pheasants and can flush them almost as good as she can toll ducks in and retrieve!thanks for sharing!
     
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  14. zakjak221

    zakjak221 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2010
    We are on our 3rd Shorthair,1st one was female,next 2 were males...Excellent dogs!
    They are close hunters,very intelligent,big time characters & eager to please.:thumbsup:
    I was going to buy a Lab years ago & a guy I worked with told me about his shorthairs...Glad I listened!
     
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  15. BRKCOP

    BRKCOP

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    Feb 6, 2010
    Yes she currently gets a shot every month. Quite the expensive shot to boot. She is worth it though. Awesome dog who has now become a great house/lap dog. She still averages one to two squirrels and/or rabbits a week on her own in the back yard.
     
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  16. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    Nice dogs and knife David. Great game pics. Hey what kind of saw do you use, I'm in the market for a new one. My poor old Craftsman 18" has seen better days. That fuel looks very familiar.
     
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  17. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Hunter, Razor, Zak and BuckShack, thank you for your kind post.
    BuckShack, my chainsaw is a Husqvarna model 455 Rancher. A good duty saw and heavy but I cut 3 or more cords of oak a year. Which is dirty
    wood but really keeps our house warm. I've not had any trouble with it in 12 years. I merely change the fuel filter, air filter and spark plug at least once a year and disassemble the sprocket & grease the bearings. I run non-ethanol, Tru-fuel in it and leave it in year round and it starts right up. Mine doesn't sit much as I'm always clearing fence rows or cutting up limbs that fall down on our (and neighbors) roads. We get winds
    and snow storms that break some large limbs that fall on our dirt road. I suppose a good duty Stihl would work as well. I sharpen all my chains
    and replace links as needed. Then I split all our wood by hand with ax and wedges. I enjoy the exercise. Good luck on your purchase. DM
     
  18. David Martin

    David Martin Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    BRK, I'll tell you a story about my German Shorthaired, if the mods will allow me some leeway. My shop is a cargo container which I dug footings, poured concrete and sat it on this foundation. When I'm working inside it I have no cell phone service as the walls and roof are metal.
    So, I leave my cell phone on the porch out front, thus I'll hear it ring and can catch the call. Andy has watched me using that phone and he knows it is mine. So, when he sees it on the porch he'll pick it up and bring it to me in the shop. I had to hang some netting in the tree near
    the front, high enough so he cannot get it and bring it to me inside the shop. :) DM
     
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  19. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    Thanks David.
     
  20. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    Great post! I had a German Shorthair for sixteen years and bird hunted with him. Great hunting breed, and good pets too!
     
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