Remi in the Wild: 2015-2016 Upland Hunting & Training

Remi locked in.
Remi…….all business.

 

 

The musical beeping of the Dogtra e-collar sounds off and Remi goes from 0 to 100 in the blink of an eye.  Not that he has ever truly been at o….  The chimes of that collar are a switch that fully engages Remi into working mode and he becomes a totally different dog that is nothing but business.  I have seen major progress in Remi from late spring of 2015 to the present and the level of guidance I am required to give him has dropped significantly since then as well.  He has found his own style and own methods to work places familiar to him and to work the wind from any direction.  Sometimes I see him going in a direction or to a place that seems strange and, right as I am about to blow the whistle to command him to quarter, he will lock up on point like he knew all along there was a bird there.  I know at that moment he is thinking “don’t tell me my business, I know exactly what I am doing”.  I am excited that the wild pheasant population seems to be making a comeback in the areas around us as we saw this season while traveling around in an effort to get Remi in as much new terrain as possible.  I am already looking forward to the next season and things to come.  Since it is a bit tough to write a post about one particular bird hunt I have decided to go in a different direction and post a collection of photos from hunts and training sessions ranging fromPheasant in the wind mid-2015 thru a few days ago.  Hopefully the fall and winter of 2016 will bring a trip to NE or the Dakota’s that will be worthy of its own post.  Special thanks to Michelle Haines for her continued work as my go to photo and video specialist and to Trevin Haines, our newest camera man!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Pre-storm summer run in the fields at Valhalla.
Pre-storm summer run in the fields at Valhalla.
Remi and Greg with a couple birds.
Remi and Greg with a couple birds.

 

Sometimes he doesn't like the camera!
Sometimes he doesn’t like the camera!

 

Hard work in the heat.
Hard work in the heat.

Hot spring training day

Remi helping me pack up for our NE trip.
Remi helping me pack up for our NE trip.

 

Remi crashed out after a long day in SW NE.
Remi crashed out after a long day in SW NE.
Trav with one hard earned Eastern CO pheasant on a painfully cold day.
Trav with one hard earned Eastern CO pheasant on a painfully cold day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proud and tired boy.
Proud and tired boy.

 

17 birds total on this awesome February day.
17 birds total on this awesome February day.
Remi's first water retrieve.  I never suspected it would be to get a chukar!
Remi’s first water retrieve. I never suspected it would be to get a chukar!
Another awesome picture by Trevin Haines.
Another awesome picture by Trevin Haines.

 

Never get tired of seeing him on point.
Never get tired of seeing him on point.
Pheasant in hiding.
Pheasant in hiding.

 

Got him!
Got him!

 

Hitting the creek bottom.
Hitting the creek bottom.
Pointing a brave chukar.
Pointing a brave chukar.

 

 

On point and waiting.
On point and waiting.

 

Trav and I during an awesome February hunt.
Trav and I during an awesome February hunt.
Frigid morning fall hunt at Valhalla Bijou Hunt Club.
Frigid morning fall hunt at Valhalla Bijou Hunt Club.
Early summer chukar training.
Early summer chukar training.

 

After work chukar hunt.
IMG_0648After work chukar hunt.
Got the rooster!
Got the rooster!
1851 Total Views 1 Views Today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *