Howdy Gents. After 3 years of working a job I hate, I got my stuff together and got accepted into U of Idaho Ecohydrology Sci & Mgmt Master's program. Can't explain how excited I am to be studying in a field I am passionate about. I will be packed and headed towards the panhandle this coming August with my young lab Josey (She will be 1 yr 4 mo by then, pictured below). Josey is at the trainer right now completing her force fetch work and starting casting, force to pile, steadiness, etc. She has had some birds killed over her at the trainer, but I didn't hunt her this season as I felt she was too young and weather in Kansas got frigid too quickly.
I'm not looking for your places to hunt. I fully intend on doing my own scouting, as there's few things I enjoy more than spending a day in the truck exploring new places. Rather I am looking to make new friends to hunt with...more to the point I'm looking for guys to kill birds while I handle Josey for the first few hunts of the season. Dove or teal..anything we can get early and often up there. I won't bring my gun for the first few, I just want to start the dog off right in her first season.
As for me, I'm a respectful guy who prides himself on being a safe hunter. Experience hunting fields, marshes, and rivers. Hunting wise I can bring to the table pretty standard mixed floater dekes, jerk rig, mojo, truck, layout blind (kills me to sell my boat/motor, all full body decoys as they won't make the move). I'm no championship caller but I've finished many birds in Kansas. Mainly set up to hunt ducks but I got to go on a couple goose hunts this year and loved it. I'm also generous giving out dips of my Cope Wintergreen if that counts for anything. I can drink beer, grill steaks with the best of em, and I know a thing or two about making good BBQ. Very much looking forward to the ample public ground in Idaho as compared to Kansas. Cheers!