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But they had fun!!! grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

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311Hemi

Nice Ken....looks like you guys had fun and some good shooting!!!

Here are a few from ND over MEA weekend. Tired dogs is right!

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Down2Earth

Hemi,

Looks like a bunch of fun. Did the Shorthair get whiplash? What is that device around it's neck?

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She was a young one...only 6 months old and took off after a jack rabbit right into a bobbed wire fence. Put a 2" slice right through her ear (you could pull it open and see right through). She was taken to the vet right after. Blood everywhere but she still wanted to hunt. That was her ear taped to to body so it did not flop around, she had 10 stitches put in.

I am glad I had taken down the vet information for the area (SW ND) and knew what vet was open, had the number, and directions to get there. Nobody else in my group had any info and were just going to drive into town to see what they could find. We later found out that the vet he was going to find was closed on Saturdays and would have had to drive two hours to got to the one I had info on.

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Nice Ken....looks like you guys had fun and some good shooting!!!

Here are a few from ND over MEA weekend. Tired dogs is right!

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Hemi

Is the yellow lab a girl? He or she is so beautiful...

And the one in the back, thats like the one i saw off of fernburg, but liver/brown.. the same marking and length of coat too....

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311Hemi

Don't want to highjack the post....but thanks Kallista, the yellow is my 2.5 year old Kash. Unfortunately he will be retired from full day pheasant hunts after next fall due to multiple joint issues (his parents were OFA good or better on hips and elows).

The one in the back was my buddies bro-in-laws dog, 8 years old. Not the great hunter in the world but kept up for 3 days of hunting until she cut her bad fairly bad. Only the two labs came away from the weekend uninjured.

Ken, is that pic of you guys from a ND hunt?

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LABS4ME

Actually South Dakota... I gave up on North Dakota about 6 or 7 years ago. Even though it's a draw license, I can live with missing a year now and then.

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Ken

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    • Hoey
      OK - we made it back!!!  Every trip is different with it's own potential perils.   I finally got into my house on Friday around 11am.  My guests were rookies, so i spent time with each of them, getting setup, heaters started, Vexilars set, houses banked, lines prep'd and set, bait, etc...  The bite was somewhat slow and many small ones.  The day got better 3 to 430pm.  Ended up with 6 nice eyes (19, 18x3, 17x2), 13 jumbos (most ever for a day), 12 small sauger which we ate for dinner.   On Saturday we headed up to the south shore of the Angle, longer ride, so again did not get started too early.  Ended up with our 6 eyes for our limit, these ranged from 15 to 16 inches and a 4-pack of sauger.  Again the bite seemed to pickup at 3 or so and was done by 430pm.   Ice as 3 foot or so.  Snow depth varied a lot, depending on the condition of the ice.  Smooth areas were blown off to crusty 6 inches or so.  Rough ice surely held a lot of snow.   The drive back on Sunday was somewhat tough from Baudette to Emily, winter storm warning.  Slow go, low visibility, and icy roads, sometimes down to 15 mph.   Next scheduled trip is with my wife, son, and three of his Gopher swim teammates for spring break in three weeks.  
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