waveslider wrote:I don't understand, if you brought it in on a flatbed, couldn't you slide it back on and move it? Or did it shift/rot? Also, have you looked into floating it across? Could you redneck it with all manner of floatables and tow it across?
Pudeldog wrote:waveslider wrote:I don't understand, if you brought it in on a flatbed, couldn't you slide it back on and move it? Or did it shift/rot? Also, have you looked into floating it across? Could you redneck it with all manner of floatables and tow it across?
this is an old blind, not the one we brought in this year. This one has become part of the earth. A few floods over the last few years have rotted out the bottom, and put 5 feet of sediment behind it. 2 years ago, the flood went over the top of the blind, we were lucky it stayed in place. In fact, we had to dig 3-4 feet of mud out of it just to use it. She has been a great blind, hated to see her go. Many good memory's and good times.
jdinid wrote:How do you like your Pudelpointer? I think that's what I've settled on for an all around hunting dog.
Pudeldog wrote:@waveslider. "Around Here" is a relative comment. I do a lot of hunting in eastern Or. this particular blind in in EO. Trespass laws are not so liberal there. This blind is on a piece of property that you have to pass through 3 different gates, with 2 different land owners to get to. You could try to float to it, but you would be doing a lot of wading and pushing your small craft. So public access has never really been an issue. Your comment on high water mark would not hold up in this area. The two bigger floods in the last 10 years on this spot, covered a number of corn and wheat fields that border the waterway. I am not sure if the farmers would agree that their fields were a first come first serve situation. I wish I had all of the pictures I have taken over the last few years. We have watched the banks, channels, islands, trees, completely change over the years. It really shows the power of nature, and the ever-changing landscape. The long and short of it is this. We will build some new blinds, and hopefully still be able to produce some good green head numbers even with the new competition.
Pudeldog wrote:jdinid wrote:How do you like your Pudelpointer? I think that's what I've settled on for an all around hunting dog.
I love these dogs. I have two now, and have had 4 over the years. If you hunt every bird our state has to offer, they are tough to beat. I am a big fan of most hunting breads, and have been lucky enough to hunt behind some world class dogs. I don't think PP are any better than any other breed, but I do think you have a better chance of getting an exceptional dog with this breed. Especially living in the Treasure Valley. check this site for info. http://www.cedarwoodgundogs.com You can PM me anytime if you want some more info.
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