Rocky Mountain Roosters

The real hunting is over for now but we are fortunate to have some very nice preserves or hunt clubs on the Colorado front range. Kiowa Creek, The Bluffs, Quail Run are all great venues, but this weekend we tried Rocky Mountain Roosters . This is a great way to extend the season and get the dogs a little more time in the field.

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But first, turkeys!

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On the way to the hunt we were fortunate to run into a flock of 25 or more turkeys crossing the road. This is a nice mature tom. Turkey season opens just over a month from now.

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Spring is around the corner and these turkeys were clucking, gobbling and strutting. Love is in the air!

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Dodger’s game face

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Good boy Tex on a solid point! Tex turned 4 years old a few weeks ago.

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Dead bird.

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Nice point!

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Whack!

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Point.

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Pheasant hen

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Dead bird

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Dodger on point.

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Hen.

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Dead hen.

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Point.

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Dead chukar.

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On Point . . .

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. . .and again!

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Handsome Dodger!

 

 

 

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Rocky Mountain Roosters

  1. Great photos. A late-winter spirit lift to see bird dogs in action.

  2. birddogdoc

    Great photos! I’m jacked for spring turkey season

    • Thanks Shawn! You would have really enjoyed the raucous those birds were making, . . flapping and gobbling and clucking . . . it was beautiful. I do love turkey hunting even though the dogs gotta stay home.

  3. Excellent photo essay, great photography technique and composition.

    • Thanks! It is a challenge sometimes to apply sound photographic technique, attain compelling composition, manage the myriad camera settings and successfully wing shoot a bird out of the sky all at the same time! But it is a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Thank you and your staff for the relaxed clubhouse, excellent bird dogs, experienced guides, the thrill of the hunt but most important of all the smile on my son s face.

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