Friday, March 11, 2011


                                              NATIONAL WOODCOCK MIGRATION

While I stare at the white blanket still several inches deep out of my office window, I can't help but notice the increase in temperatures and daylight. Both of those indicators are a hint of a reminder to some of the best wild bird dog training I get all year. While the window is usually much smaller than their fall pilgrimage,  It' still great work, and makes my Dottie an awfully happy little camper.
While this time can also be used as a sort of scouting mission, I have not noticed a correlation between where I find them in spring versus a productive fall cover.
Rubber boots are a must, as well as a GPS, but this new tool to give up to the date data on what might be pushing through your area is a fantastic piece of technology.
Please keep in mind their are state laws about public land and dates being able to work dogs etc, so make sure to check with your local DNR to remain legal.

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