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  1. 63 points
    Took dear old Dusty for her last walk today... I was gifted this good-hearted pup, from a guy that in reality, I hardly knew. I traveled from my home in Hampshire to a Welsh Valley and collected her... She was a super friendly pup and fitted into our lifestyle, no problem. She served me well, for nine long years, we had some good times, caught vanloads of game and enjoyed plenty of laughs,... I am sad to say goodbye ... Alas, the Big C has no mercy and seems to enjoy inflicting horrendous pain. I feel privileged to deny this heartless monster it's perverse enjoyment,...mercifully, she did not have to endure the torment of a bad death. As an enthusiast, I am in this game, for life,..so life must go on... RIP Dusty,...thanks for the memories.
  2. 51 points
    I don't get out now, so ive just been looking at some of my days out in the field wi Nell, cracking dog and a great and faithfull companion, I used to look forward to getting up in the mornings and being greeted by her. and my ferrets pacing up and down in their hutch waiting to go out, thanks for looking
  3. 50 points
    Wifes been busy on a painting for me this Christmas. She let me see it early as she didn't want to wrap it. And I 've been a good boy, honest mi 'lud
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    i dug out some old photos and after loads of messing about i have learned how to scan them, hope some of you are interested
  7. 40 points
    Day out with mate who shepherds on a fell , he had been seeing good few foxes about , first spot we struck 2 close to each other , one made good his escape using a river bank to his advantage, gun could only see his ears , other ran straight down the wood and a gun got him at the bottom .second spot produced 1 , was a hell of s hunt but he used all the marsh and was only seen a couple of times.
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    Got pissed on from start to finish , drove for an hour , was gonna knock it on head . But my youngest lad has waited all week to go out . He was the lamper for night and me the rabbit carrier for night . Turned out a decent night . Ended up with 14 , still plenty to go at as well. Happy lad n dog
  9. 39 points
    Had cracking mooch the other day, they been shooting by the wood, they got few birds there , they got few pheasants / partridge , more partridge , the owner asked if i ever see any foxes let him know , ive found the odd couple in the wood that been wounded that Buck found before, so i know you always get something either muntjac or fox. went over there 5pm nice hour before dark ,and nobody about, both my dogs got great noise , old Bryn and Buck spot on , Bryn mooches for 5-8mins then comes back, but Buck just go if on sent , more so if sees anything, been walking 50 mins, heard crash fox came bottom track then legged down the lane , prat pity didnt have me 686 12g , i would have had him , no sign of dogs yet.Old Bryn came out , no Buck then heard another crash and deer noise , prob one that been shot suppose, .Bloody hell was right in the wood , fell down feckin twice lol, got to him and Buck there with it old Bryn behind me , waiting for me , get through the cover and logs that been cut down. was good size buck, had to carry it on me shoulder for fair while , got to be good mid 30lb , plenty of dog food for them Buck did great finding it in that thick cover, and be bit meat for me and wife, freezer fair full with venison and few rabbits, i dress it out to night and have a can lol. Ray
  10. 39 points
    Out yesterday for a couple of hours with a mate to stretch the hounds legs, hounds got a very good hound, didn’t miss a beat. Put the fox to ground, mate said the famous words, it’s a handy spot, so I went for my pup. Soon as I brought him to the earth he was going mad to get of his lead, second I let him of he was gone, give him 10 mins no sign, mate put his ear to the mouth of the hole and could hear him clamped to the fox, I started to locate, heart went in my mouth when I seen 9ft on the box! Phoned a mate for backup! Straight out to us, pup did not let a mute out! Over the moon!!
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    Just an update lads not that you care this is my pup now he just turned 4 months old he’s making a lovely dog
  13. 35 points
    Tonight I was unfortunate to witness a bad crash .although no one seriously hurt , I also was a certain mother’s hero , as the car had overturned badly and a child was stuck in his seat in the back , the poor mother was frantic , I didn’t think twice and was in the back upside down getting this little fella out of his seat , he clung to me like there was no tommorow , I was glad to have helped and as soon as police n ambulance arrived I was sent on my way after giving my details , nice walk with dogs after that to reflect , you just don’t know what’s round the corner,
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    The chicken sheds have been very quiet recently with very little rat activity due to the change of pest controller who knows his job (b*****d lol).Got the call last minute as usual and turned up with 4 terriers . Like the old days really with rats breaking out as the shed was moving and terriers doing their thing . Finished with 168 with about 20 killed under the shed as it cleared the muck and not in the pic . Hopefully some immunity has been built up . Brings our running tally to 19,775 since starting in 2008
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    Just me and the grew out tonight for her first look on the lamp , had to get the rabbits handy with her being so green but she didn’t miss much and retrieved ever rabbit back to hand, looking good
  19. 31 points
    Having not been on the forum since dinosaurs last walked the earth i thought I'd drop by & shout hello ☺ ..hope everyone is doing ok,the running dogs are all healthy & prepared for their winter campaigns,fingers crossed you all have enough game on the ground to keep your dog's active over the forthcoming months..I've still got Boots who will be 6 years old in a fortnight but he unfortunately suffered a horrendous injury which seen him unable to put his leg on the ground for 9 months which put a damper on last season but he's looking grand just now,I'm pretty certain he will breakdown again this season which will result in his retirement coming earlier than I would of hoped though,we have recently had a day in the mountains & he covered over 20 miles that day according to his tracking collar & thankfully he returned home on all 4 legs so fingers crossed we can get a few more trips out together before I have to hang up his leash, Fenn is fast approaching her 7th birthday,Don who will be 10 in March & Ruby the Pom is still going as strong as ever even though she seen her 12th birthday back in July,but sadly my young coursing bred dog Mario died after becoming unwell earlier this year which left me devastated but when it comes to working dogs rarely do things run smoothly..dogs & myself all getting older but pretty much just as things were since my last visit,best of luck to you all for the season ahead..Atb Andy
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    That’s them at 8 or 9 months. Strong but not over sized
  21. 30 points
    Everybody meet CLYDE bred out of my old dog TROY
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    Took lad out with terriers on some new permission this morning found four earths there last week checked this morning 3 were occupied bolted two cleanly dispatched by farmers son with shotgun dug one at 1.3m farmer more than happy getting full run of his cousins land as well lad can’t wait to get out in couple of days
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    Just some pics from the summer. The weather is on the change it’s starting to feel more like hunting time
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