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      Cinder's First Pheasant Hunt

      Cinder had her first Pheasant hunt this week. She's 18 months old now and I couldn't be more pleased with her. We did scent training with a drag and a pheasant tail in the months leading up to the hunt and despite wanting to air scent in the beginning, she's learnt to ground scent and did a great job.

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      Nice work!

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      What it's all about.

      Welcome to Lab Retriever.

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      Pretty girl doing what a lab loves to do and excels at.

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      wow great job girl!! and pretty too

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      Congratulations on your Girl's successful first hunt.
      I hope that you have a decade (plus a few more years) of pleasurable hunting over her.
      Was the hunt on a preserve or do you have wild pheasants in your area? It doesn't matter in terms of the hunting experiece, I am simply curious about pheasant populations in your part of Canada. I am in NY and there are no longer populations of wild birds here.
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      very nice!

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      Thanks for all the nice replies. I was on the board last year and posted about Cinder's first duck hunts, but I guess the site got restarted, so I had to join again.

      Here are a few pics from her first 3 duck hunts when she was 7 months old.
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      Quote Originally Posted by michael m View Post
      Congratulations on your Girl's successful first hunt.
      I hope that you have a decade (plus a few more years) of pleasurable hunting over her.
      Was the hunt on a preserve or do you have wild pheasants in your area? It doesn't matter in terms of the hunting experiece, I am simply curious about pheasant populations in your part of Canada. I am in NY and there are no longer populations of wild birds here.
      Michael M.
      It was on released birds on a ranch. I wanted to make sure she would have birds to learn on. We don't have a lot of wild pheasants here on the west coast (British Columbia) anymore. You'll occasionally see one, but there are too many coyotes now. I would like to get down to Montana next year for wild birds.

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      Thanks for the reply about Wild Pheasant Populations in your area. Populations all over the Northeastern US states are down to almost no birds. I am in Western NY and haven't seen a wild bird in at least 3 years. There was a small wild population on my land, but they are gone. Coyotes, Hawks, Fox, etc., all are issues here as well. It is a shame that these birds have dissappeared.
      The released birds are just as much fun to watch the dog work, flush, then, hopefully, retrieve after you take the shot. I had my dog out last year with my young Nephew for youth hunt and Shadow put up 8 birds and all were missed shots. Finally hit one and dog didn't get skunked on retrieves.
      I agree too that having birds there for the young dog to work and experience is a great way to go and have an enjoyable day in the field. I wish you continued success with your girl and hope that you get to make that trip out to Montana.
      Michael
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