Shark Bait wrote:Funny story goes with the last hunt. 2 Buddies & I were trying out a new spot, we had walked in the day before to GPS mark the way out into the marsh. Sunday we were in at 6AM with only plans to hunt a few hours, only brought 6 dekes no mojos just an exploratory hunt. Shortly after choosing a spot I see lights coming through the woods. Everyone was cool and the other group setup 50 yds behind us. No problem, we had scoped this spot out plenty of ducks for all.
Marley had been all jacked up lately and was doing a bit of roaming lately so I thought a preemptive apology given the close proximity. I mentioned to the guys that if she came over and stole a retrieve not to worry. Whoever I talked to was laughing at the thought and didnt sound to even think this a possibility with his 2 dogs there.
Well the morning went well, everyone got some shooting, the guys in back were reasonable about picking shots and they made some good long shots. We missed our share, hah, and let a few meatballs go by us out of mutual respect.
Last group of ducks is a set of 4 that we only clip 1 hen and the other guys clip a drake. So sure enough Marley picks up both. When she finishes the 2nd retrieve I stick the drake in her mouth and command "back". With 2 other dogs on the far bank it took some coaxing but she eventually delivers the drake to the rightful owner.
A good day enjoyed by all, no arguing and plenty of laughs.
Rise and Shine Retrievers wrote:Info on that banded bird. Drake not a hen.
Age HATCHED IN 2010 OR EARLIER
Location NOTRE-DAME-DE-PIERREVILLE, QUEBEC, CANADA
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