My first pheasant.

Discussion in 'Small Game Hunting' started by alleyyooper, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper G&G Evangelist

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    When Rick was up to my place pat hunting before he left he invited me down to his place to hunt pheasants when the season opened.


    Pheasant season opener is different than most other season openers. Can’t say today but back in those days it was around Oct. 20th at 10:00 AM.

    In those days it was almost as big a deal as opening of fire arm deer season, more so for some hunter. Also some areas of Michigan it was a big deal like where I now live was considered the pheasant capital of Michigan back then but where Rick & his family lived a close second.


    I arrive on Saturday morning with my trusty 16ga shot gun with poly choke and several boxes of shells. Since I had not really hunted them before I asked Rick where I should set the choke, he said on full and the 7 1/2 shot shells I had would work but most guys wanted 5 or 6 shot.


    We load up in Ricks car and drive up to his sisters place with his cocker spaniel Rusty. Jim Ricks Brother in law says we will start with the corn field next to his house he and his brother Dale will take stands at the end of the corn while Rick Rusty and I walk down the rows.


    We had did the corn field every one getting a pheasant except me, I had only seen hens and they are not legal. We switch over to a soybean field and are working it when a pair of German Short Hair pointers come join us from a couple fields over. We hold up while the owner came and got them, If I would have been those dogs I would have left home also for good. Guy treated them pretty bad and left a sour taste in my mouth.


    We decided to leave the area and hunt some other place away from those guys and dogs. We had just gotten started in the new soy bean field when a pair of roosters got up in front of me. I got one of them and Rick did the clean up chores.


    We go back to Ruth Ann, Rick sister for dinner of chili and fresh rolls. She knew her brother very well and what a home made bread fiend he was.

    We had a good day Saturday I got to roosters Rick got 3 and his brother in laws got 3 each also.


    That evening Rick drags out his Herters catalog Where we are looking thru it at reloader for shot shells. Rick showed me his Mec 600 JR and showed me how fast it was to load up a box of shells.


    Decided I will buy one for my self too only a 16ga instead of a 12ga. Some thing to do Monday morning before I left for work.


    Sunday was just Rick & 1 plus Rusty since Ricks sister made sure their men made it to church. We each got a pheasant and decided to call it a day and just go and look at some promising spots to duck hunt the next week end.


    Al
     
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  3. alleyyooper

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    I am afraid this will most likely be the last> Pain is awful bad and nothing here at home is touching it any longer.

    I am going to ER in just a few minutes and see if they will give me stronger Morphine.

    Al
     
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    alleyyooper: Sir; know; you have brothers and sister @G&G. Praying; asking God; for you, family, friends, strength, guidance, understanding, guidance and his continued love
     
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  5. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Hope you know and understand before you go down the morphine path that we and God love you.


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  6. alleyyooper

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    Sorry I am on the even stronger morphine path. I have decided with all the hurtles I am having to deal with there is no god that loves me.

    Blood sugars will not stableize so I can get a pet scan. With out a pet scan I can not get chemo and the pain every day seems to get worsce and worsce.

    Shoulder pains told due to cancer in the liver. Pains in the abdmin told due to cancer in the bowels. Pains in the small of the back told is a result of over all cancers.

    Told the doctor last night to just do the chemo don't need any pets to tell me or you I have cancer, you as well as my self know I have cancer.
    Lets start fighting it!!!!!!!!!!

    Al
     
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  7. neophyte

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    alleyyooper: Sir; the battle Is here and now

    I don’t presume to know your pain
    I do know about internal war

    Each day-Each moment is yours

    We do; and do say our prayers
    We do talk with God
    We do share our love
    We do ask for strength
    We do ask for guidance
    we do ask for Gods continued love

    know!
    You have a family of warriors
    None can know your pain
    But. They can reach out to God
    Sharing our “brothers” needs
    In his name we pray
     
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  8. alleyyooper

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    After the pains so bad yesterday drove me to the hospital ER I fully under stand those who in the past chose Jack to help them leave the pain behind. Doctors saying there is nothing they can do for them. Yesterday I was with in a heart beat of fixing the pain once and for all.
    I am no coward and am ready for the fight so get off your ********* I can't help you till the pet scan is done crap and give me the ammo.

    Today I am on the side of doctor Jack and agree with his method of help, rather than the cancer victum suffering and hearing nothing that can be done in their ears.

    Al
     
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  9. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

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    Al, I’m at a loss friend. Love ya brother.


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  10. alleyyooper

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    Doctor Jack Korviken, May be just a Michigan man story

    But when the freaking pain is in the -25 area :(:(:mad::mad::mad:. There has to be some thing can be done.
    OH we neeed you to suffere cause with out the pet scan we can’t do any thing

    Just came off a bad week end. My doc isn’t like that or would be able to tell you the size of a Dan Wession Pistol pack barrell.

    Money shoud not control a persons sanity.

    Al
     
  11. neophyte

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    alleyyooper: Sir; your strength and resolute are your friend.
    as said before; I know nothing, presume nothing

    I stand firm; in daily prayer; for you, family and friends
     
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