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      It seems the word is out and UJ is enjoying a steady stream of newly Registered Members. Welcome to all of you, and we are all looking forward to your positive participation. I strongly suggest you review the Board Guidelines that have been in place since 2002. The most significant thing being that UJ is a NO POLITICS BOARD. LInk:  UJ BOARD GUIDELINES   Also UJ stays afloat mainly through Member Donations. Once a Donation is made you are placed in the Contributing Member Group with extra Priviliges. I am getting very few new Donations so hopefully this will spur that on a bit. Link:  New Members/Donations/Priviliges
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http://www.huntfishgolfwork.com/echo-season-2/

I listen to veteran wing-shooters talk about that one dog they own or owned that is special.   They describe a dog that instinctively works in harmony with them.  Beyond locating and retrieving evasive birds, the dog understands how to put their partner in a position for a successful shot.

 

This is my 7th year in the field, and Echo is my second gundog.  We adopted our first gundog, Pride, when his original owner passed away. He was 7, and had already spent many days in the field.  Pride’s initial reaction when I tried to hunt with him was to run to the truck.  His bond with Dick was obvious, and it took time to build trust with him. Pride and I had 4 great hunting seasons together, and he seemed to always salvage a difficult hunt by locating a deceptive rooster as the day was ending.

 

Echo is my first gundog that we are raising as a puppy. 2016 was our first season together, and she performed admirably from the start.  She was not even one, when I shot my first wild pheasant over her.  We spent many days in the field last year, and in all types of conditions.  The one characteristic that I noticed from day one, is that she always looks to see where I am positioned. She never catches a scent, and takes off in a futile chase to locate a running rooster. Echo  is a quick study and intuitively hunts within my shooting range.  She seems to understand my limitations, and works to get me a makeable shot.  Echo possess an accurate nose, incredible speed, and a high prey drive.   She will hunt from dawn to dusk with a never-quit attitude.

 

I don’t have enough experience to confidently state that Echo is a once in a lifetime gundog.  That said, she is proving to be everything I want in a hunting companion.

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KDGJ

Thanks for CO hunting show!  

 

Ken

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ThreeDogs

cool dog an video!!

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MDash2

Thx for sharing. I like the name Echo. Hope you continue to have a great season. 

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walk213

Thanks for watching and reading.  I have not shot well so far this season.  Some of Echo's best finds I have edited out because I missed.  Heading out this weekend and hope to be more effective. 

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shinbone

Thanks for the cool video.  What kind of camera are you using?

 

And, you are finding a lot of birds for Colorado!

 

 

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Chops

Nice video.  You can't hit them all!

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walk213

Thank you.  A Go Pro 4.  The unit has limitations but what else is out there.  A shot over 25 yards is hard to pick up on camera.  The cover is down from last year.  I am seeing less birds, and my friends are seeing less birds. Sort of a bummer as I had hope that this would  be a better season than last year.

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dogrunner

Good video and music, sometimes it looks like you are not expecting a flush and you have to move your gun quite a bit instead of just inserting. When I see your gun moving in segment like on the last one , your eyes are usually going to the barrel / bead instead of total focus on the birds head. 

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Illini

Great video and dog work!  She definitely seems to work in range.  Great job with her.

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walk213

Thanks man.  She is a peach.  Love everything about her.

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paul frey

Lucky You!! It's nice to have that special bond with your dog.  I have one like that right now. 

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walk213
On 12/7/2017 at 8:44 AM, shinbone said:

Thanks for the cool video.  What kind of camera are you using?

 

And, you are finding a lot of birds for Colorado!

 

 

 

On 12/7/2017 at 10:50 AM, Illini said:

Great video and dog work!  She definitely seems to work in range.  Great job with her.

 

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walk213

Thank you all.  I am just back from a weekend bird hunt.  We crushed it. Video to follow. A GoPro Hero 4.  I hope everyone who hunted had success.

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braque du upstate

Very nice . I gotta make it out west next season.

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