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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 02:15 AM

Fritz the Wonder Dog and I just returned from three days in pursuit of wily upland birds. We were hunting in Eastern Oregon near Condon and Heppner. By my calculations, I hiked about 16 miles down canyon then up and over and along ridge tops. Mornings near freezing, afternoons near 70°.

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Another landscape photo, and my cousin Norm with his Chesapeake Bay retriever.

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It was tough going, and tougher for Fritz. My guess is he ran 3 miles for every one of mine. Although we hunted hard, we only found three chukkars, and of course I missed. I forgot the old adage that the first time you hunt chukkars, it’s for the sport. Every time thereafter, it’s for revenge.

On the third day, coming through a wooded area, we did find a nice plump ruffed grouse that will become tomorrow nights dinner.

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#2 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 08:05 PM

Thanks Steve. Looks like you and Fritz had fun

Yum on the bird dinner.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

Had some fun, did ya? Temp swings here too!

 

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 09:47 PM

We have a Pudlepointer, one of the best upland game bird dogs or so we were told by some Eastern Oregon hunters. If it weren’t for the restraining safety harness in the back seat of our extended cab truck, he would be in the front seat once he sniffs or sees chukars, pheasants, quails. The hunters told us he is too womanized to be a good hunting dog. But, he is the smartest and coolest dog we have ever had. Not that the others were not but he is just unique.
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#5 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 12:36 AM

PPs are great dogs. Fritz, my male, has over the top prey drive. I keep the windows closed or barely open any time I think there is any kind of critter nearby. He almost got out at Hart Mt when the truck flushed a bunch of sage grouse near Blue Sky.

I think all of these European versatile dogs are fantastic!
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:28 PM

Steve, looks like a successful and fun trip. jd
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#7 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 05:27 PM

Got out yesterday, dropped 2 :) and missed 3 :(. After Fritz burned off some energy, he did quite a good job. Solid points, good retrieves and a great nose.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:49 PM

Fritz the Wonder Dog said it was time to get out for a while, so a little grouse hunting in some steep country. We saw a few, but in Terrain that was pretty steep, with tight vegetation. We were along the summit of the Oregon Coast Range. Only one shot take... evidence below.

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