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Just watching my dogs working after dawn today.
      #296953 - 13/03/17 09:24 AM

Jumped on the bike for a dawn dog run this morn and I knew there were a few Stubble Quail on the hill near home but was pleasantly surprised when the dogs pointed a dozen individual birds.I spent 1/2 an hour on the hill just enjoying the early and best part of the day with mans best friend.I need to get back with my 'proper' camera next.

And the deer are wallowing a bit in that dam on the treeline.





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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: gryphon]
      #296970 - 13/03/17 12:34 PM

I wish I could find some quail. Quite interested in doing it again.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: NitroX]
      #296978 - 13/03/17 01:38 PM

I don`t shoot any birds over the dogs,I have done plenty of it previously but now with the area being a poor bird place compared to the cropping country I love to see them about and the dogs working them.

Here is a pair from a cam card pick up today from the bush edge.



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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: gryphon]
      #296982 - 13/03/17 03:16 PM

I haven't seen quail near me for decades. But haven't ventured West or North onto more cereal farming country either to look for them. I used to see them in some paddocks/cereal stubble/grass paddocks decades ago here when hunting for rabbits or ducks. Before I had a GSP to find the downed birds with!

Have seen them in some deer country, but the landowner there doesn't like them being shot.

Some of the sheep properties we shoot foxes on might have some. Should ask.


And I know your dogs point what is in the photo above too. Which is a big plus.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: NitroX]
      #296998 - 14/03/17 12:17 AM

Something about watching dogs working in a fall field that stirs the soul...

Thank you for the pics... only way it would have been better is if the dogs were German Wirehairs..


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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: Ripp]
      #297036 - 14/03/17 09:20 AM

G'Day Fella's,

Mans Best Friend at work, is a sight to behold.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: Ripp]
      #297046 - 14/03/17 01:49 PM

Remind me Art to send you a pic..might just surprise you.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: Homer]
      #297071 - 15/03/17 07:23 AM

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G'Day Fella's,

Mans Best Friend at work, is a sight to behold.

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+1
Lovely photos Gryphon!


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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: 93x64mm]
      #297079 - 15/03/17 09:58 AM

Gryph did it take a lot of training to get the dogs to where they can work the birds?

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: Claydog]
      #297082 - 15/03/17 11:50 AM

CD it has always amazed me that the dogs simply pointed the first birds they ever saw on the creek flats at the old place in mid Vic.They were never 'introduced' to them at all they just found them and as young pups I may add.
Once I encouraged them to look and find quail it was non stop.I shifted house a few years ago and the dogs hadn't seen a quail since but they have lost none of what they learned (like us and bike riding)
All I did was offer a few words of 'steady, steady' as the dogs moved in tighter if the birds moved.
Eager to please energetic dogs are a prerequisite,fat back yard dogs need not apply.
Its even better when a sambar is pointed and thats often right in the guts of a big blackberry bush when us mere humans have no idea that there is a deer within cooee.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: gryphon]
      #297084 - 15/03/17 12:11 PM

450 miles South of here, in the wine district, is where you will find the quail in B.C.

The ones we have are either Gambles Quail or California Quail.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: Daryl_S]
      #297091 - 15/03/17 01:42 PM

Thanks gryph. I Think I need to partake in some gentlemanly pursuits these days and I see plenty of quail in my wanderings. Normally as they are flying away. Have been thinking of getting a couple of pointer pups.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: Claydog]
      #297102 - 15/03/17 05:16 PM

Just get the one,pref a bitch and then she can pass on to her pup/s the knowledge also.

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Re: Just watching my dogs working after dawn today. [Re: gryphon]
      #297104 - 15/03/17 05:29 PM

Appreciated

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