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The Time Is Now

     Is the game you pursue really still in a down year? We have to come to a realisation that in some places these animals can't be sustained in this modern day culture. The habitat many of them live in is being mismanaged or destroyed.      It's time to protect what land we have from being destroyed and manage the land we have left. The 30 acres my house is on has been mismanaged for a long time. The previous owner let it become big forest with no under growth for Animals of all kinds to thrive in. Over the winter I will be coming up with a management plan that will start in the spring so animals can thrive here once again. If you are a Land owner my hope is that you will start manging the resource you have.      The destroying of habitat is something hard to over come with a growing population in different areas. One thing I think could help is buying used house instead of building new. What about buying old abandon or fallen down house and build new there instead of remo

Guns for small game

     The first gun I ever used was a .410 single shot. I harvested my first ruffed grouse with it. There a are a lot of found memories with that gun it has alot of personal value as it has been handed down through my family. It was a nice little gun for riding the roads but I was longing for something different.      I switched to a single 20 gauge. The advantage was it could reach a little further. It was a good gun that harvested a lot of birds but had a fixed full choke. It turned out to be a nice road gun also.     A few years into hunting with my French Brittany's I decided all guns where not created equal. There were a few features I was needing in my gun. I needed a choke that wasn't full also more then one shot. So I made the switch to my duck gun a 12 gauge pump. It had the things I was looking for a screw in choke then I could decide the pattern for the hunt i was on and it also had three shots with the plug in it. The gun worked well for my needs but there were

My dogs

     I started hunting with dogs about five years ago. My passion for hunting and love for dogs came together to make time in the field more enjoyable. There has been a lot of mistakes made in my short time of having hunting dogs but the rewards of pushing past them have been many.      My first hunting breed was a French Brittany named Gauge. He is now five. As My first dog I have trained I think I did everything possible to screw him up. Now in his fith year of hunting he is finally starting to point and get what hunting is about. He has become proof of if you work hard and don't give up it's never to late to for dog to catch on despite thier age or trainer.      It was a year after getting Gauge I had to have another. I got another French brittany named Autumn. Deciding I did such a good job screwing one dog up I thought I would try training another. In her fourth year hunting she does a decent job finding birds and sometimes pointing.      Last year I had the opportunit