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Unread 09-21-2021, 06:53 AM   #1
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Took my english setter, Sophie. out for another run in the quail fields in Myles Standish State Park here in Plymouth, Ma. Halfway down the backside of the field she made a solid point and held allowing me to walk in and make the flush. And up comes a woodcock! First one we've seen in Myles. I'm hoping the flight birds are moving down.

A good afternoon run for both dog and handler.
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Unread 09-21-2021, 07:40 AM   #2
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you should hope its a local bird

flight birds signal the end of the season and it hasn't even opened most places
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If that is a flight bird we are in trouble. We should be a month away from the first of the migrators.
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Last year they stopped in the upstate of SC and GA. Hope they keep coming south this season.
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I flushed a woodcock this morning on my property and I assumed it was a local bird as I do have some on my property. I'm upstate NY about five miles from the PA border. I hope flights aren't coming yet.
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I’m in the Northern lower peninsula of Michigan and we have been finding a good number of woodcock. On opening day this year we able to flush 8 and take home 4 (5 pointed and 3 wild flush). Grouse numbers seem up too 9 flushes with and 1 taken home. Good start to the hunting season.
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Here in NH, north of Massachusetts, I do not look for flight birds until the third week of October. These are native birds that you are flushing now.
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