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    DefaultHunting in Ice Filled Waters

    The open water area of our wetlands was 75% iced over this morning at LST. It was closing up fast with 24 degree temps and dead calm winds. We passed on several opportunities that would have dropped the birds well into the iced over areas.





    I managed a single drake Pintail out into the open water back left behind Cappy in this pic. It was the only reasonable shot of the 90 minute hunt ...



    For those of my hunting contemporaries who view my practice as being a wuss, both of our dawgs have suffered nasty ice cuts on all four legs from charging through frozen shallows pursuing a cripple or retrieving a bird that was shot and fell out into those areas. An extra bird or two is not worth injuring our best buds, IMO.

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    Very responsible after Remi's injuries !

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    Great pics! Looks like a cold, but wonderful morning.
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    Glad you got a catch and the pup's legs were unscathed. Looks like a beautiful but chilly morning.

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    Awesome. DH took Sadie hunting on Christmas/ her Birthday...I didn't get pics though. She was wiped out the rest of the evening

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    Great shots!

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    Wow, gorgeous pictures, Jim. Smart decision about keeping the pups out of the ice, though.

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    great pics! We don't hunt but love to see Labs doing what they were bred to do. After seeing Remi's injuries smart not to see them into ice.
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    Great photos!

    I always enjoy reading your posts.

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    Great pics Jim, and I think a very responsible decision not to endanger the pups by letting them get into the ice.

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