Working on Grouse

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Cambusvale
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Working on Grouse

Post by Cambusvale » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:59 am

Some early season work on this years grouse. Looks good where I live, more young birds than I have seen in my haunts I train. Await trips to other moor before stating it's a great year but it looks great so far. More camera movement trying to capture from dogs view point in some with over head shots, even managed to get a bird popping its head up watching and moving on dog forward. Shooting into sun was an error.

https://youtu.be/FGTjX4C4cEQ

https://youtu.be/kXnxUp4tcks
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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by ips » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:38 am

Nice 👍
Muddling along in the hope that one day it starts to make sense.

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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by Naj » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:34 pm

Nice to see a few good covies. Hoping our birds have done better this year. Didn't shoot a grouse last season and never saw a covey. It was only after the season finished that we got points on the odd grouse when hunting for pheasants and snipe.

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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by Cambusvale » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:46 pm

Well that moor in particular usually does not hold large coveys as seen in the video, I would even state it is looking better than a few years back with record number of birds. But again each area can vary depending on weather factors at hatching time. Here it was dry and the rain when they did come this years broods were well placed to take it. Going up north in the next few weeks so will have a chance to compare.

Naj did you acquire a pup from Ronnie last litter of HWV.
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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by Naj » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:18 pm

Unfortunately didn't have enough bitch puppies but will be top of the list on the next litter.
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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by westcountry » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:33 pm

Good viewing and entertaining as always Cambusvale.

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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by newf » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:52 pm

Naj wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Unfortunately didn't have enough bitch puppies but will be top of the list on the next litter.
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Naj, you don't bother with males ?

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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by Naj » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:59 pm

newf wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Naj wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Unfortunately didn't have enough bitch puppies but will be top of the list on the next litter.
Naj
Naj, you don't bother with males ?
I prefer bitches, Newf. just seem to get on with them better, although since I switched from balanced training 🤣 to positive training I wouldn't mind having a punt on one but my wife forbids it. The main problem with a dog is that I no longer kennel them so I'd have to have my existing bitch spayed, and that would add quite a bit of dosh to an already rather expensive puppy purchase.

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Re: Working on Grouse

Post by trekmoor » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:44 pm

Nice film, nice dog work and some very nice coveys Ally.

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