• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Drunk
  • Geeky
  • Grumpy
  • Happy
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Tired
  • Page 38 of 38 FirstFirst ... 28363738
    Results 371 to 379 of 379
    1. #371
      Real Retriever
      Coalman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Exeter, NH
      Posts
      323
      Thanked: 43
      05-26-17 Yellow Dog Updates
      It has been a while since I posted anything about the yellow dogs. Probably because hunting season is over, turkeys are now nesting, woodcock have hatched and grouse chicks will be here soon.

      Ticks haven't been that bad. have only been bit three times this spring. Nothing on the dogs. We use the Seresto Collar. No more greasy month topical applications. This is our second season using Seresto and we are sold.

      Bay is steadily losing weight. From a high of ninety she now hovers in the mid seventies.

      Belle is her usual love bug self. Might have something to do with being in heat. She was not impressed when I broke out the turkey hunting clothes earlier this month. Especially when I walked out the door gun in hand.

      Our woodcock walk went very well. After an hour classroom time we went into the field and Mr. Timberdoodle didn't let us down. He danced and danced right into darkness.

      IrishWhistler is coming up Saturday. Trad bred with Maggie from Lee, NH this winter and the pups are now five weeks old. A yellow female is about to become one lucky girl. Mike's friend Bill has his sites on one and hopefully chooses 'wisely'. My wife and I are meeting them at the breeders then it is out to dinner to swap tales (tails) and lies.

      That is all for now from the NH Yellow Dogs.

      Is it hunting season yet?

      Coalman!

    2. The Following User Says Thank You to Coalman For This Useful Post:

      IRISHWISTLER (05-26-2017)

    3. #372
      Senior Dog
      IRISHWISTLER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      CT
      Posts
      1,510
      Thanked: 1592
      Quote Originally Posted by Coalman View Post
      05-26-17 Yellow Dog Updates
      It has been a while since I posted anything about the yellow dogs. Probably because hunting season is over, turkeys are now nesting, woodcock have hatched and grouse chicks will be here soon.

      Ticks haven't been that bad. have only been bit three times this spring. Nothing on the dogs. We use the Seresto Collar. No more greasy month topical applications. This is our second season using Seresto and we are sold.

      Bay is steadily losing weight. From a high of ninety she now hovers in the mid seventies.

      Belle is her usual love bug self. Might have something to do with being in heat. She was not impressed when I broke out the turkey hunting clothes earlier this month. Especially when I walked out the door gun in hand.

      Our woodcock walk went very well. After an hour classroom time we went into the field and Mr. Timberdoodle didn't let us down. He danced and danced right into darkness.

      IrishWhistler is coming up Saturday. Trad bred with Maggie from Lee, NH this winter and the pups are now five weeks old. A yellow female is about to become one lucky girl. Mike's friend Bill has his sites on one and hopefully chooses 'wisely'. My wife and I are meeting them at the breeders then it is out to dinner to swap tales (tails) and lies.

      That is all for now from the NH Yellow Dogs.

      Is it hunting season yet?

      Coalman!
      Looking forward to it Dave. Always grand not see yeself and Miss K.

      Cheers,
      Mikey
      TEAM TRAD PRO STAFF
      DUBLIN DUCK DYNASTY

      Joanie Madden, Mary Bergin, Adrea Coor, and Nuala Kennedy, each an Irish whistle goddess in her own right.

    4. The Following User Says Thank You to IRISHWISTLER For This Useful Post:

      Coalman (05-30-2017)

    5. #373
      Real Retriever
      Coalman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Exeter, NH
      Posts
      323
      Thanked: 43

      Turf and Surf

      07-04-17 Turf and Surf
      Parked the Ford at the trailhead at 0645. Belle and I took the new trail just built last fall. By 0830 we were on the ledge overlooking Billy Goat Pond. Lots of water. Beaver's must be active. Looking forward to a late October / early December grouse hunt here.

      Low tide at 1730. OTW at 1700.
      Bugs are starting to crawl. Way over a pound per trap.
      Boil at Coalman's house tomorrow. Be there.
      Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -billy-goat-pond-web-07-04-17-jpg   -07-04-17-lobsters-web-jpg  

    6. #374
      Moderator
      barry581's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Dover
      Posts
      5,232
      Thanked: 4676
      Quote Originally Posted by Coalman View Post
      07-04-17 Turf and Surf
      Parked the Ford at the trailhead at 0645. Belle and I took the new trail just built last fall. By 0830 we were on the ledge overlooking Billy Goat Pond. Lots of water. Beaver's must be active. Looking forward to a late October / early December grouse hunt here.

      Low tide at 1730. OTW at 1700.
      Bugs are starting to crawl. Way over a pound per trap.
      Boil at Coalman's house tomorrow. Be there.
      Not sure why, but I'm feeling very hungry at the moment!

    7. The Following User Says Thank You to barry581 For This Useful Post:

      Coalman (07-08-2017)

    8. #375
      Real Retriever
      Coalman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Exeter, NH
      Posts
      323
      Thanked: 43
      09-29-17
      Been a while since I posted. It has been a lazy summer for Bay and Belle. For Belle that is all about to change. I swear she senses it is time to hunt. I say 'bird' and that dog could take off like a helicopter the way she wags that tail.

      Woodcock and partridge season open Sunday. We are going to the regenerating forest that is in conservation and is open to hunting. Got turned on to this cover by a forester. Best continuous upland habitat I know this close to home.

      Got the hunt all mapped out. We will concentrate on an approx. 300 acre piece I wanted to hunt last year but the December weather closed in on us.

      Next we have a week planned in northern NH and another two weeks in Maine. Needless to say I won't be working much next month.

      Just following behind my yellow dog Belle making ammunition companies rich.

      Stay tuned to Belle and Birds 2017.

    9. The Following User Says Thank You to Coalman For This Useful Post:

      Scoutpout (10-13-2017)

    10. #376
      Senior Dog
      IRISHWISTLER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2014
      Location
      CT
      Posts
      1,510
      Thanked: 1592
      Quote Originally Posted by Coalman View Post
      09-29-17
      Been a while since I posted. It has been a lazy summer for Bay and Belle. For Belle that is all about to change. I swear she senses it is time to hunt. I say 'bird' and that dog could take off like a helicopter the way she wags that tail.

      Woodcock and partridge season open Sunday. We are going to the regenerating forest that is in conservation and is open to hunting. Got turned on to this cover by a forester. Best continuous upland habitat I know this close to home.

      Got the hunt all mapped out. We will concentrate on an approx. 300 acre piece I wanted to hunt last year but the December weather closed in on us.

      Next we have a week planned in northern NH and another two weeks in Maine. Needless to say I won't be working much next month.

      Just following behind my yellow dog Belle making ammunition companies rich.

      Stay tuned to Belle and Birds 2017.
      Aye Dave,
      I want to see some photo's o' Miss BELLE with some partridge. Np pressure mind ye, just don't disappoint ye retriever and meself.😁

      Give em' hell,
      Mikey🍀

    11. The Following User Says Thank You to IRISHWISTLER For This Useful Post:

      barry581 (09-29-2017)

    12. #377
      Real Retriever
      Coalman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Exeter, NH
      Posts
      323
      Thanked: 43
      10-01-17 Southern NH

      Have been looking forward to this day and hunt since our journeys there last December. I whiffed on partridge every trip.

      Was joined again today for another upland opener by my forester friend Steven. I chose the hunt and he mapped it out.

      Somebody forgot to send the memo that they logged this country this summer. Deer and turkey tracks were all we found.

      Decided to go down the mountain and hunt the lowland beaver ponds. There was no water on the mountain. Walked back down the road to the starting point and there was a truck there. Looked in the back, no crates. Looked on the back windshield of the cab and saw a Ruffed Grouse Society sticker. Since it was warming up, we had already put in over five miles we decided to each his own and walked back to our trucks. On the walk back we heard a dog bark from the hunters general direction.

      Back at the trucks reminiscing and sipping on a cold drink we heard a truck coming. It was the other hunter. We had a great conversation. He was a generation older than I and spoke about hunting the 1950's in NH. Said it was prime grouse time due to the forest regeneration from the Hurricane of 1938. One of the worst hurricanes to hit New England.

      No birds were harmed today. Heck we didn't even flush one, neither did he. Time to map out a new hunt.

      But alas I do not despair. Going to camp in northern NH for a week, then off to the County for a week and then a first for this hunter a week in Downeast Maine

      There will be plenty of flushes and stories to come.

      To all...have a good season, hunt safe and take plenty of pictures.

    13. The Following User Says Thank You to Coalman For This Useful Post:

      IRISHWISTLER (10-02-2017)

    14. #378
      Real Retriever
      Coalman's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Exeter, NH
      Posts
      323
      Thanked: 43

      NH's Great North Woods

      10-05-17
      Arrived at camp before lunch. Settled in then went hunting. Saw two road birds but nothing wearing out shoe leather. No feathers harmed.
      Did see a very big black bear cross the road. It was so fat it jiggled when it ran.

      10-06-17
      New cover. My host asked me to check out a pond he wants to fish trout in. Put Google Earth to work and mapped out a plan. We weren't too far up the trail when a partridge flushed wild to my right. I always check out the area out after a wild flush because you never know if there are more. Took one step in the woods and Belle stepped on a woodcock. I proceeded to track it with the barrel and missed it badly. First shot of the season didn't go as planned.

      We came to a split in the trail and Belle ran ahead and bolted left into the woods. I have learned when she does this, be ready. She put a grouse to flight. I heard it before I saw it erupt from the hedge heading straight at me. This shot was all instinct. And just like that we had our first grouse of the season, on the first shot at a grouse this season.

      Grouse Commander Glory!

      We put up three more partridge on the way out. I hit one, saw it fall, and we never found it. I bet we spent an hour looking. I hate that.

      10-07-17
      Went back to the scene of yesterday's crime to look again. Nothing! But she did put up a double of grouse which flew into the woods instead of out to the road. I know where they live.

      The rest of the day was spent hunting new covers above Colebrook. Found one I really liked. If it weren't for GPS and a compass I'd probably still be in there.

      The reason I chose this spot was my host was up hare hunting and he wanted me to check out the cover. I didn't flush a bird. But yet they went back here Sunday hare hunting and flushed three grouse. I'll be back.

      10-08-17

      On and off again rain all morning. Weather app said by 11AM it would be sunny so I chose to wait to go. Got into some new cover around noon. You guessed it started pouring. Back to the truck, wait it out, sky turns blue, back on the hunt.

      I said to self in the morning 'usually the rain at the end of a front is the worst' yet it was bird season and I wasn't listening. Put up a woodcock, put down a woodcock. This is fun so I kept getting further from my truck.

      I was on the side of a mountain when the end of the front came through. Sky turned as dark as a tornado. The wind came up and it was like emptying rain barrels in the forest. Hiding under trees getting wetter by the drop I eventually just said _____ it and walked back to the truck. I had all the essentials under my tonneau cover. In no time we were back at it. Put up two more woodcock, got one and Belle made a nice flush of a grouse my partner missed.

      After the rain stopped the bird hunters came out of the woodwork. Three UTV's went by us. We gave up for a more secluded area of which we saw four road birds, of which no feathers were harmed.

      Great day in the Lord's woods pursuing our passion. Life is good

      10-09-17
      Road trip south in the rain.

      Home for a few days then Maine for two weeks. I gladly trade flat land for those northern NH mountains.
      Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -colebrook-10-07-17web-jpg   -grouse-commander-glory-web-jpg  

    15. The Following User Says Thank You to Coalman For This Useful Post:

      Scoutpout (10-13-2017)

    16. #379
      Senior Dog
      Scoutpout's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 2014
      Location
      Tri Cities Ontario
      Posts
      2,257
      Thanked: 1093
      loving your descriptions again. Hoping a few more birds come your's and Miss Belle's way
      Hidden Content
      Scout CD RAE6 WC March 6, 2007; Tullemore Browning Superposed "Trigger" Nov 11, 2016
      Missing:
      Castelleja's Dual Mags "Mags" March 1993 - March 2008
      "Pocco" the chocolate wonder August 1993 - December 2007

    Quick Reply Quick Reply

     



    Not a Member of the Labrador Retriever Chat Forums Yet?
    Register for Free and Share Your Labrador Retriever Photos

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •