Well at least we made it through the season, without this happening. But last day the geese (stupid specks I've been watching all season) decided to land in the field across from the "Repairian" area (is that what the tulley swamp-open hunting area is called?), . After a rather good duck weekend, good camping-duck hunters banquet; we were all feeling our oats and decided to put on a sneak. This required crossing the irrigation canal, drain off from the Repairian area, this would be where I'd assume the dog, got access to the Niland toe bacteria. Only other time I've gotten this crap is hunting in that Tulley swamp; a few years back.
Welp got up across the canal (attempted to jump across, semi made it (wet backside but heck it's for geese right . We belly crawled, with the dog (dog is better belly crawler than I ) across the field. We were about 30-40 yards out of shooting range, able to see their little beady red devil eyes and orange noses, but not disturbed (THIS IS GONNA WORK). Almost there. The others of the group started their "sneak" from the other side of the field. Sneaking that might be described as an Elephant troop on safari. Heck they didn't even get off the road, when the birds start rustling. Well maybe they'll scare them over us. (NOPE) never thought bird that big could go straight up, BOOM BOOM (last shots of the season, have to try right?). Didn't even pull a feather (DANG) oh well back to camp. Attempt to cross canal again; seems a whole lot wider than the first time also deeper; (JUMP...SPLASH) this time boots fill up, pants drenched, up to my waist; have to crawl up the backside of the canal; the dog (who gets up that crap way too easily; has to be called over so I can grab a hold of her and pull myself out). Seems like it's time for a Drink, before pack up (Season over this year )
Dog nearly jump out of her skin once the Geese exploded. and (although I am still feeling aches and pains in muscles I didn't remember I had). Still Completely worth it. But then the next morning dog comes up lame; swelled up foot (look btw the toes red) So now it's Soak, Lance, Drain; morning and evening. Lovely Nasty white crap, to squeeze out; Smells great. Hopefully I caught it fast enough and I wont have to go into the vet this time I had hoped that the junk had flushed out of the area. Not the case.
Edited by Hunt'EmUp, 29 January 2019 - 10:57 AM.