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2thepointsetters

10 hours until N. Dakota trip

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I am counting down the minutes until I leave for Kensal tomorrow morning at 5:30 am. The truck is packed and has been repacked because I am really excited to get my dog back from the trainer and do some hunting this weekend. I dont know how I am going to handle the count down to pheasant opener.

I will be after sharptails Saturday morning with the new setter and new gun, so I hope everything goes well. I would love to hit the bird if the dog does point one. I am hunting alone Saturday and with the dogs handler on Sunday. Should be a great time.

I will post pictures when I get back.

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whitefishchainfisher

I bought a setter from a friends dad that trains dogs in Kensal around last Christmas. We did some sharptail hunting there late last fall and they were everywhere. Good luck it should be a great time.

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harvey lee

Good luck on your hunt.I always get pumped for a trip to ND.

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2thepointsetters

The hunt went great. My girlfriend and I had a fun weekend with lots of birds. Sharptail numbers are great and the dog had a lot of nice points. It missed the first few birds before getting my 3 on Saturday, but my girlfriend shot 3 for 3 on Saturday (The guys I know in North Dakota are never going to let me hear the end of that)

I have some nice pictures but I am having trouble getting them on the computer.

I also went went dove hunting twice and that is a great time. I had a hard time learning how to lead them because they fly so fast. After I got my first one it became a little easier, I had to lead them by 3 or 4 feet it seemed.

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I cant get the pictures off the digital camera but here are a couple cell phone pics.

The fist one is me and the pup. And the second is my girlfriend with the dog, birds and what used to be my BPS frown.gif but i think she wants it. So I get a new gun cool.gifBuddy.jpgAmandaandBuddy.jpg

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Captain B.R.K

2thepointsetters, sounds like you had a great time. I'll be making a trip to ND over MEA this year. Went out last year for a few days and this year we'll be out there for 5 days- pretty pumped!

Maybe you don't want to tell your buddies she went 3 for 3. Maybe you want to turn the story around, but just don't mention anthing when she is around wink.gif

I wouldn't be complaining bout her liking to the BPS. I think you would be getting a better deal!

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