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Hof
11-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Hunted Saturday and Sunday and had a blast. My hunting partners dog had to retire due to blown out knee, this was probably her last year anyway, so this was my dogs first pheasant hunt without her. My dog learned a lot hunting from her over the last few years and it was time to go off on his own and become the mentor for our other friends dog. Anyway, my dog was on fire and did an amazing job. Limits for 3 on both days. Best part was my boy tagging along with us and having a great time. Time to chase my thanksgiving turkey now...Gobble, Gobble :)

Hof

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sja
11-12-2012, 09:20 PM
Great pics!!!

tonsofun
11-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Is that at a club or public land. Looks like a club. Hunted hard sat and sunday and didnt get anything and neither did anyone else around.

Big Game
11-13-2012, 12:15 PM
Hof,

Priceless Pics - What a cute Kid - Thanks for sharing and congrats!

Time to dust off the O/U

Big Game

Hof
11-13-2012, 01:27 PM
Tonsofun, it is a club but not just a pheasant club. Members pay dues and then the club leases land that you have access to hunt fowl. This is my first year as a member there so I haven't had enough time to really gauge the place. They do pheasant plants twice a season in various locations. I have been impressed with these birds as They are not aircraft carriers. These birds ran on us and fly very well. I was told that they are not spun dizzy when released and are pretty much dumped off to roam where're ever they choose to go. Definitely not wild birds, but good birds to hunt.

Dust off that O/U big game, see if it still shoots strait!!!


hof

tonsofun
11-14-2012, 10:03 AM
Do you mind shareing what club it is?

Hof
11-14-2012, 06:34 PM
Don't mind at all. It is called Richmond Hunting Club.

Hof

Big Game
11-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Dust off that O/U big game, see if it still shoots strait!!!


hof[/QUOTE]

OK, HOF, you got me fired up - so I called Birds Landing and got a 10 Bird Card so I can get my oldest son out there doin' some shootin'. It's not too far - about 90 minutes from Livermore and real quality Roosters. I am looking forward to a few real nice hunts with my son.

Thanks for the help gettin' me off my butt.

BG

Hof
11-19-2012, 09:15 AM
Way to go big game. Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun. Glad my post gave you a gentle kick in the……..........:cheesy:

hof

tonsofun
11-19-2012, 01:46 PM
Man I almost got into that club but by buddys werent able too. Seennin those roosters makes me wish I had. I will be next year? Hows the duck hunting there? Crowded?

calamari
11-27-2012, 12:45 PM
I was a member of the Richmond club in the 1970s when the dues were $60 as I recall and it was run out of Smitty's Barber Shop in Richmond. They had WAY more land available then. The best day in/day out duck areas are now out of Richmond but you can still shoot waterfowl on bad weather days.
When I was a member, the established guys wouldn't help the new guys with information to learn the club so new members came and went quickly and their dues subsidized the established core members. The unit managers were pretty cut and dried and humorless but probably from dealing with guys who didn't want to follow the rules.
If it's changed today it could still be a good opportunity. LOTS of rice land which is a good goose shoot in high wind/thick fog. They used to have some quail land leased in the coastal foothills back then too.

Hof
11-29-2012, 10:30 PM
To this point I have not been impressed with the waterfowl opportunities But we are just now getting some good hunting weather. Like calamari said there is a lot of goose land, But the duck opportunities especially early in the season have been slim. As far as the people and field managers go I have met some real nice guys and I have met some people I would prefer to never speak to again. But you will find that regardless of where you are. It is definitely not the type of club where you can just go out to your spot and shoot some birds. You have to put in some time do a lot of driving and find where the birds are working and holding. At this point I am still undecided if I will rejoin next year.


hof

calamari
12-02-2012, 04:06 AM
HOF I'm sitting here listening to the wind blow limbs off the trees and wishing I was still a member for the next week anyway. Wind and then fog if you're lucky. I hope you can take advantage of these storms.