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Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2008 6:46
Subject: [working-gundog] My Versitale
Guiding one of my released bird pheasant hunts a couple of days
ago I hadthree pointing dogs locked up. One english pointer. On english
setter anda cross english pointer and shorthair cross. Beautiful point.
All threewithin 5-10 yards. They are locked up solid. the wind is blowing
hard,I;M on the 4-wheeler with my lab "Tres" I have 6 gunners about 5
yrdsapart. The guns are ab out 10 yards behind the dogs. I say "Tres"
torelease the retriever to flush the bird. We are in a 40 yard wide row
ofcrp that is crotch high. The other side of the isle is winter wheat
thatis only anckle high. "Tres" jumps off of the wheeler and goes in
andmakes the flush. The bird goes up in front of the dogs and the guys
shootit The big pointer and the lab race to the bird and the lab grabs it
andstarts back. Because of the wind and the wheeler running I can't
hear.The pointers start fustling through the cover back towards the guns.
Ican't hear but think thay say theres another bird and there were a
coupleof birds that had flown to the area where we were. One of the
gunnersstarts dancing a gigg. I meet the lab and grab the bird and Yell.
'wHATiS iT??? a PIG. A what> A PIG. I'm on my way to the dogs and as I
getthere the pointer has a pig about 30-35 lbs by the ear or throat right
bythe ear. The pig is screaming bloody murder and the pointer is
growlingand my setter is trying to bite the shout. The dog , pig and all
wentright between the leggs of one of the gunners. I didn't know what to
do,I had shocked the pointer trying to get him to turn loose but NO. So
Istood there watching and the pig started to get real quiet so I
askeddoes anyone have a knife and someone handed me a knife and I leaned
overand got a good aim and stuck the pio between the ribs and killed it.
Iguess I have versitile dogs Huh!!!!!!!!!!Ron MERRY