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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1600 on: December 13, 2020, 09:39:00 PM »
I doubt the dog killed a rooster either now. My guess is the dog found the head/feathers of the rooster I killed a couple of weeks ago and threw in the windbreak behind the house after I had cleaned it.

Why wouldn't a dog kill a rooster? Also, if there was anything left of it then it was most likely a dog.

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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1601 on: December 13, 2020, 10:01:16 PM »
I doubt the dog killed a rooster either now. My guess is the dog found the head/feathers of the rooster I killed a couple of weeks ago and threw in the windbreak behind the house after I had cleaned it.

Why wouldn't a dog kill a rooster? Also, if there was anything left of it then it was most likely a dog.

Guess its possible but doubtful in my limited farm/hunting experience. I'm having dinner with the parents tomorrow so I'll ask where the rooster kill was to see if it was where I dumped the leftovers.

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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1602 on: December 25, 2020, 08:20:17 PM »
So Milo snagged a rooster all by herself today. (crippled)

Was driving out to the cat ranch and decided to hunt some WIHA near Wakeeny on the way. We were walking through some shin high CRP and Milo stopped and started smelling some grass for a couple of seconds. I was standing right next to her and didn't see any thing then BOOM, a rooster bolts out of the grass and tries to fly unsuccessfully then takes off running.

Milo chased it around the field as it kept trying to fly before she finally pinned it down. Probably only lasted about 20 seconds but felt like forever as I was just standing there trying to figure out what the hell to do. I couldn't shoot it since Milo was right next to it so I just had to watch them run around like tom and jerry.

I inspected the bird after it was dead and it did not look like it had been shot but one of it's wings was broken.

I haven't even shot my gun yet and I already have a bird in the bag  :gocho:


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1603 on: December 26, 2020, 07:30:57 PM »
Got 2 more roosters today, Milo is turning into a decent bird dog...when she doesn't get all jacked up on bird scent and ignores the shock collar as she guns it through a field flushing every bird 100 yards away from me.

It's her first year hunting so I'll cut her some slack, great times 10/10




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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1604 on: December 26, 2020, 09:18:19 PM »
Clothes lines on the farm remind me of wind blown jeans and overalls.  So stiff you could stand them in the corner.


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1605 on: December 26, 2020, 11:21:43 PM »
Clothes lines on the farm remind me of wind blown jeans and overalls.  So stiff you could stand them in the corner.


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 :lol:

Sometimes  my dad will hang his clothes out there....I asked him why since we have a dryer in the basement....he said it was to save on electricity costs...which is like .50 a load at most? Whatever, live your best life.

Works great as a pheasant hanger since there are all sorts of hooks/etc on there. Hopefully I can fill every crevice with a pheasant before I leave on Wednesday...Rumor has it a snow storm is rolling in on mon/tue so things are looking good.

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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1606 on: December 28, 2020, 08:21:08 PM »
A couple of our farm hunters had a good day.


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1607 on: December 28, 2020, 08:25:23 PM »
Very nice, is that field hunting on wheat?
When the bullets are flying, that's when I'm at my best

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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1608 on: December 28, 2020, 08:34:14 PM »
Very nice, is that field hunting on wheat?
Reclaimed quarry ground with several large ponds.


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1609 on: December 29, 2020, 09:58:08 AM »
Clothes lines on the farm remind me of wind blown jeans and overalls.  So stiff you could stand them in the corner.


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Jeans and overalls from the clothesline are the best.

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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1610 on: January 14, 2021, 12:19:26 AM »
Going back out to the former cat ranch the last weekend of January to get one more hunt in but I wanted to share some LOL stories from the week between christmas/new years with my buds.

So Milo and I got 3 birds the first 2 days...then a snow storm rolled in. GREAT!

So it snows about 2 inches out in NW Kansas, not many birds this year but with the snow you can follow their tracks! I'm hunting some CRP next to a corn field and see some tracks going into the CRP so I follow them about 30 yards zigging and zagging in the CRP while Milo is doing her own thing...Then I lose the tracks.

I walk back a bit and follow the tracks until they end at the same spot...HMMM, where is this bird....I sit there for about 30 seconds trying to find more tracks when BOOM, MOTHER F'N ROOSTER FLIES UP RIGHT AT MY FACE. I literally could of kicked the dam bird if I knew where it was.

Anyways I missed the first shot because I was as flustered as Doc Sadler recruiting at an AAU tournament. By the time I was ready to make my second shot the bird was flying flat across the gulley and Milo was in hot pursuit and I didn't feel like peppering her.

Whatever, I'm sure I'll find some more pheasant tracks in the snow!

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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1611 on: January 14, 2021, 12:37:30 AM »
Sure enough at the same WIHA I found multiple pheasant tracks running along the edge of the corn/crp and followed them for about 1 mile under some power lines....Eventually the tracks head into the CRP and I go investigate.

I tracked them for a bit then lost them...going by my previous experience I figured they were hunkered down in the CRP. I called my trusty bird dog Milo over and she made a pass but nothing happened...Then BOOM

Three hens flush right from my face while I'm standing there. Dam birds are pretty stealthy!

To make things worse when I was walking back Ice started falling off the power lines so I had to constantly keep Milo out of the CRP so she didn't get impaled by an icicle.




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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1612 on: January 14, 2021, 01:12:25 AM »
After walking 5 miles throughout the day and dodging falling ice I finally made it back to the cat ranch and decided I was done hunting. I chilled out for an hour or two then around 4pm I decided I should clean the 3 pheasants I already killed.

Before I get to the next part just let me say that I hunt the "HOMESTEAD/Windbreak" area of the cat ranch a couple of times a day. Usually once in the morning and again around lunch then around sunset...didnt see one bird in 3 days.

So I'm bare handed in 30 degree weather pulling guts out of some dead pheasants when I hear some cackles off in the distance near the cattle pens...WTF, LETS GET SOME MORE PHEASANTS!

My hands are freezing but I know I can get some at least 1 more rooster so I grab my shotgun out of the back of my vehicle and start heading that direction....


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1613 on: January 14, 2021, 01:31:40 AM »
Shotgun in my freezing cold hands I start creeping south along the diagonal windbreak to where I think I heard the cackles...As I turn the corner I see some tracks in the snow...this is it! No cattle or mini ponies in sight! Just 2 roosters strutting around by a fence! I could feel the adrenaline surging through my EMAW blood as I pulled the shotgun up to my shoulder and drew a bead on the pheasant in flight 10 yards away from me....

I pulled the trigger and heard a loud CLICK! Pumped it again and CLICK!

Yup, there were no shells in the shotgun.



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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1614 on: January 14, 2021, 04:04:59 PM »


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1615 on: January 14, 2021, 04:20:50 PM »
A fun thing I do to infuriate my dad is call shotgun shells bullets. Also call diesel gas. Cross post from farming thread there.


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Re: Killing animals
« Reply #1616 on: January 14, 2021, 04:22:13 PM »
Also all cattle are cows obv


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