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  1. #11
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    Default Re: And off we go once more.

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Stories from the beating...
    I used to go to the Pheasant beating around Edinburgh and Dumfries and Galloway, one time at a beat just outside Edinburgh a dog goes charging of out of control, the keeper shouts whoever owns the dog is going home, a reply comes back well you had better leave its your dog ��

    Al
    This reminds me of a chap I know, he'd got the best dog in the world and he told everyone how good a dog this Kear was and how much it cost etc
    At the end of the shoot someone asked who had the posh dog with the double barreled name as he was fed up of hearing it.
    So what's the name someone asks, Kear Comehere he answered.
    There are two basic fly designs, those designed to catch fish and those designed to catch fishermen, the latter being the best seller

  2. #12
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    Default Re: And off we go once more.

    I cannot be more delighted tonight after a day like today. Juneau is rapidly becoming a real star in the making. His first pick up this morning was a wounded partridge that I didn't know was there, but that is the point of sweeping the ground. Retrieved nicely. Thereafter for the next two drives he picked dead birds and runners and at one time was ahead of his two senior dogs by some margin.

    After the third drive he was obvious tiring in the heat so I left him in the X Trail for the 4th and then he had a good break over the lunch period.

    After luch we just had the one drive which was a mercy because by that time we were up around 26 degrees and working over recently cultivated ground which was hard enough for me to walk let alone the dogs but he still pulled off some good work on both runners and dead birds.

    Roll on the autumn because if he can do that sort of work in the heat and with b*gger all scent then I await the cooler, damper weather to come with bated breath.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: And off we go once more.

    What do your shoots have Robert , Greys or Frenchies?.
    Good news on the youngster , onwards & upwards

  4. #14
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    Default Re: And off we go once more.

    French partridge and pheasants. Very few English in this part of the country mores the pity.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: And off we go once more.

    Disaster has struck. Juneau and Sarsen have both come down with kennel cough and it is almost certain that Toby will follow suit. That's 10 days out - 4 or more likely 5 picking up days down. SH*T happens.

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