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Thursday, October 25, 2012

14 BIRDS!!

We have been away for a few days - up at Hinkler bird hunting.  We got 14 birds between the 4 of us.  The first picture is all that remained in the tree after I shot a partridge out of it - there were feathers everywhere but I got him.
The next picture is along one of the many, many trails thru the bush - some good for birds and some just good for the scenery.  We lucked out with the weather - no rain and mild.
We had to share the area with moose hunters and we did come across the remains of some moose who didn't make it - this lower jaw bone of a pretty big one was left hanging in a tree and the skin and hip bones were left scattered around.  Most camps were left as they found it - clean and no litter.  But others - not so much.
The next picture is of 4 of the 6 birds we got on Wednesday - I even cleaned one myself - I won't bother you with the details of how it is done to spare those of you that are a bit squeamish - but it does involve standing on the wings and pulling on the legs.....
The final picture is of 2 inukshuks we came across in the middle of nowhere - the loggers clear roads into the bush and some of them must have come across a way to use some of the big boulders they find.    I, for one, think it is beautiful.

I leave you with a question....people up here pronounce partridge as part-ridge but I have always said par-tridge.  How do you say it?

See Ya Bye


Anonymous said...

I say 'par-tridge' just like you. Steve

Anonymous said...

what kind of gun did you use?the poor tree-blown to bits-haha=glad you guys had a good time-every year you get more birds-ss

northernbliss said...

I have a 20 gauge Remington 870 Express Magnum and it seems to do the trick ;o)

Anonymous said...

The dictionary says part'ridge and so do we. Good job on the shooting