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A Day Bird Hunting is better then a Day in the Office

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A Day Bird Hunting is better then a Day in the Office

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Charles, Charity and the dogs started opening day at the usual opening day spot, which is a half-mile wide, flat valley with a set of high dunes to the north, running east to west, and a set of shorter dunes to the south, also running east to west. Charles was assigned the higher northern dune set and Charity the southern set. This is the first year that they split up in 13 years of hunting together and will probably continue to hunt this way. Charity’s pace is about half that of Charles’s, so the ability to determine their own speeds was the first reason. upland bird hunting The second reason is that running four dogs puts too much pressure on these skittish birds at once. So, Charity took the older females, Mae and Sue, and Charles worked four year old male, Sam, and eighteen month old female, BB.

There are various ways to pattern a dunefield when hunting grouse, but Charity selected a straight up an ambling criss-cross pattern for opening day, starting on the southern, low dunes walking west to east, then turning back, walking a bit higher going east to west, then back again in the high chop going west to east. It was in the high chop an hour after starting out that she flushed her first single sharptail just barely out of range, firing shots that didn’t connect. A few steps later, a group of four got up at seventy five yards, flying off of the highest dune in the southern set, disappearing out of view to who knows where. Despite being a bit ragged from each having a litter of pups this summer, Sue and Mae sprang into action once bird activity began. They covered the highest dune to check for stragglers with no success and the descent down the eastern slope began at a frantic pace. So frantic that both dogs and hunter marched right past the sharptail that cackled up behind Charity, so that she had to take the 200 degree shotgun swing for the double-barrel attempt. She saw it wobble and descend, sending the dogs after a retrieve. Sue happily retrieved the first grouse of the season for team Versatile Hunter and it was captured on her new head-mounted video camera. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBoTg3pINGk

Meanwhile, Charles was working the taller northern dunefield, also starting from the west and working his way east in a meandering zig-zag pattern, making sure that either he or the dogs were covering any possible grouse territory in the complex. As he ascended into the target area, a random group of doves flushed off of a high dune and he couldn’t help himself but to harvest one. Not long after he heard the reports of Charity’s missed shot and her success following shortly thereafter, he descended from a dune peak and looked down onto a small flat amongst the choppy hills. Three grouse busted at seventy-five yards, as if they sensed something, but not necessarily imminent danger as they merely popped up and over the next slope. As soon as he entered the marked zone of potential landing, one got up and he shot it at close range straight on, with BB nearby for a quick retrieve.bird hunting

After Charity and the older females watched the cattle hustle off of the pond on the eastern end of the dunefield and head for the windmill a couple of miles to the northwest, they stopped for a water break before continuing their criss-cross pattern, back to the west on some of the lower dunes, then finally crossing back eastward on the flat right next to the dunes. Charity has taken prairie chickens out of there in years past, but there was nothing to be seen this year. Once she finishing fully covering her assigned area, she and the dogs crossed the valley to meet up with Charles to get the update of his one grouse and one dove in the bag, but he had more ground to cover and an idea where birds were in the high chop. Charity followed the low dunes towards the west and stopped again at a windmill for a break, noting the lack of doves at the spot.

Charles headed northwest from the windmill into an extension of the same northern dunefield that he had been working all morning. He marched his way to the extreme northwest corner and worked his way back and not soon after he reached the endpoint and began hiking back, the dogs got birdy and three grouse flushed within fifty yards, which is in range for Charles even with a twenty gauge. He took one out of that group and while BB was on retrieve, another flushed even closer. His shot merely clipped the wing and the bird began to run. Luckily, catching running wounded birds is one of Sam’s specialties, so while BB was delivering the first bird, Sam put the lockdown on the attempted escapee to round out Charles’s limit for the day.

The sun was arcing higher into the azure sky and getting uncomfortably warm to continue trekking. It was time to return to the truck, which Charity couldn’t see from the windmill but knew it was to the south. She wandered a bit off track, farther east into the valley than she needed to go, but eventually caught sight of the vehicle and made it back just in time to meet up there with Charles.

At first they had it in their mind to sit for doves, but after scoping their two best spots and seeing nothing, they opted to sit out doves this trip and wait until their return to the Missouri River Valley, where they are plentiful this year.texas quail hunting

Charles shows off his opening day limit back in town, with BB and Sam, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons

Charity is back in town with her first sharptail grouse of the year, assisted by Sue and Mae, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons


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Installing or Fixing Pipes – Plumbing Service

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Installing or Fixing Pipes

While most people will call on a professional plumber in order to go about installing their plumbing or drainage system, there are those people out there that will attempt to do it for themselves. While this is a fairly large task ahead of them, they get a supreme amount of satisfaction when they have seen their job all the way through.plumber

Plumbing Pipe

If you are one of these types of people that enjoy the thrill of doing things like this on your own, then there are a few things you should know about before you get started. These little tips will help you to make your plumbing job a success.

The very first thing you will need to do is contact your local building authority to make sure that you have all the permits that they will require for you to get your job done. This may seem a bit odd to some people, but there are rules and regulations that you have to go through in order to be able to add a drainage system and some types of plumbing.

The building authority will probably need to see a complete plan set or blueprint of all the remodeling that you are going to be doing. Once they have had a chance to go through everything, and you get your permits, you will be free to jump in with both hands and start getting to work on your new project.

Once you get started on your new system, you will have to have it inspected from time to time as you progress. This will make it easier for you to make sure that everything you are doing is up to code and that you won’t be getting any fines for having an unsafe system. plumbers

Each area is different so make sure you have everything you need taken care of ahead of time. Another good reason to have your system inspected as you are working on it is that if you do mess up, you won’t have to tear a bunch of things apart to fix it. The inspector will catch it before you are done and you can fix it right away without too much hassle on your part.

Now that you have all of your paperwork and inspections taken care of, it’s time to get all your supplies and materials that you are going to be needing in order and laid out, so that you can see how it’s all going to fit together.
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San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer

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San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer can be quite a daunting task especially if one does not have an idea of the lawyer that they have to contact. It is very essential for one to get the right lawyer in Texas who will get to handle their case so that they can be able to get the right compensation.personal injury attorney

If you have sustained some injuries through some else’s negligence it is advisable for one not to rely on the insurance lawyers and the company to compensate you. What you need is a Texas personal injury lawyer to represent you for efficiency and unlike the insurance companies whose main goal is to make the pay out as low as possible, the personal injury lawyers from Texas ensure you get a high amount as possible. But before one can go about choosing them, there are certain things that one has to consider of look for.

Duration for applying the suit

One has to consider the duration that the personal injury lawyer will take to enter your suit in the courts. This is because statutes of limitation do vary to time and length. Cases involving personal injuries can be quite lengthy and hard to deal with and requires lots of research and expert testimony especially on the medical questions. One is to find a lawyer who will get the process started right away to avoid being disqualified when the stature of limitation expires.

One can get to ask around for the best personal injury lawyer form their friends and other parties. One can also get to call the Texas bar association and get all the information that they need about their case and even get recommendation on the lawyers to hire. This will ensure that one is able to compare the various law firms that are available and make a wise choice on the right lawyer to present them.

Choosing the lawyer

After one has come to a decision on the lawyer firms that he wants to hire and they can start getting in touch with them. Get to call up the lawyers and get to access how they treat you. Their degree of helpfulness and courtesy matters as one does not want a lawyer who is just interested in your money. Get to ask lots of question about your case that will help you to decide which personal injury lawyer is well conversant of your case.accident attorney

Look at the fees they charge

Find out the lawyer’s fee that the lawyers charge. One does not want to hire an expensive law firm whereas there are other personal injury lawyers that one can contact for the same service at a less fee. Get to find out whether they offer “no recovery and no costs”. This is to mean that one has to get a lawyer who is ready to cover the costs of investigations and negotiations that are involved. Some also cater for the costs of the trial and they can keep the amount that you agreed upon once you get a settlement.
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How To Write A Radio Ad?

Category : Writing Radio Ads

The task of the radio copywriters is fun but also offers lots of challenges. Radio copywriters need to ensure to make effective radio ads to motivate the audience to become prospects and customers by using inspiring and powerful words. More importantly, they need to do this tricky job within sixty seconds or even less, so that all the relevant details are absorbed rightly by the listeners. For executing such a balanced task, they need to be creative and also show their persistence. Here are some strategies that you need to follow.

Length Matters! : Since the time period of radio adds slots are shorter, you need to have proper planning to fill the slots in various timings such as 15, 30, or 60 seconds. Make a clear budget in accordance with the time of the ad and accordingly make your creative skills to work on your advertisement. The longer slot offers you more time to work your magic while the shorter one is ideal for simple inquiries or famous brands. Hence, choose the right length which really matters for your ad to become successful. If you do not have financial constrains, prepare various types of ads for different time duration. A 15-second ad seems to be ideal for products or services that are reasonably popular.

Style makes the Difference: Create an ad by using a ‘Straight Announcer’ who has a strong voice with high clarity. This will enable to have an open-ended question, directed to every single listener. This is fine for short period ads. For longer period ads use a dialogue format using two announcers. Try to use a short vignette wherever possible. This makes the audience to identify with the character. Also, add a true testimonial from a user who has got the product.

Write as if you are an end user: Before writing your copyright content, act like an end user and probe all your questions towards assessing the quality of the products or services. Remember, good copy anticipates many questions. Hence prepare yourself to answer any unexpected questions from the audience. Go for short and precise contents which stimulate the interest of the listeners. Make your content in such a way that even people who are on wheels will listen as most of them switch off their radios or tune into other channels during the ad break.

Make a detailed search about the product or service: Effective radio copywriting is not possible for you unless you know the product or service in depth. Pose different questions to yourself and find the right answer. Be a buyer or an investor while knowing the details about the product or service for which you are making your radio copywriting. This will enable you to write the contents for the right audience.

As a final act, you need to prepare your audience for a positive response. Tell precisely what you want your listeners to do. Now it is time for you enjoy the fun and thrill you deserve as a radio copywriter. As a first step, try to consult a good and professional radio copywriter and prepare to work with him or her for some time to know the nuance of radio copywriting.

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Community Radio Is Here To Stay

Category : Success Stories

Community radio can be described as a radio service that offers another model of radio broadcasting other than commercial and public broadcasting. Community radios often serve specific geographic areas or communities. They usually broadcast content that is of interest to that area or community. For example, schools and universities have their own community radios that broadcast the latest information and news that the students need to be aware of. Community radios are often a non-profit organization and serve as a way for groups and communities to evolve together.

Currently, there are many community radio stations scattered all over the US and many more are on the way. These not for profit radio stations need to be celebrated for being able to hold their own ground. These community radio stations have been able to meet the running costs by playing on air advertisements for local businesses. Since these community radio stations rely a lot on volunteers, the running cost is also on the lower side. The volunteers in return get training and qualifications that is difficult to get elsewhere.

The community stations all over the US have shown how it is possible for communities to come together and do something that is beneficial. Each of these stations actually airs around 80 hours of original content that is produced locally. In order to protect the revenue of existing commercial radio stations, community radio stations are not allowed to raise more than fifty per cent of their income from advertisements. They need to obtain the remaining income from public sources like the local authorities. The community radio stations have been helping communities stay together and encourage the local talent as well. Although it might not have the resources of a commercial radio station, community stations are here to stay and continue broadcasting original content.

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A Total Delight For You

Category : Ads in Radio , Blog

The radio ad that got nominated for the Best Radio Ad of the year award is not just an ad, it is a total delight. Radio Mercury Awards announced the winners of 2017 celebrating the newness in the millennial culture of present times. Radio channels went that extra mile to release some of the best radio shows and ads. We couldn’t do anything but appreciate the great work. Though most jobs were excellent, the best one deserved an award. The show was organized in the beautiful city of New York. The best campaign award went to The Richard’s group work for Motel 6.

It was one of the longest running radio campaigns that featured the musings of Tom Bodett. Motel 6 is one campaign that has bagged the highest prize money many times and also the best show award many times since 1992. You ought to listen to the track at least once, and we are sure you will be delighted by it. It is a $50,000 prize money winner for making the best show. The title says “2017 Motel 6 Radio Campaign”. It is made by The Richard’s Group – one of the leading marketing agencies that have world-class talents.

Motel 6’s excellent features were described in the ad in the most innovative way. In one of the ads, they made fun of man bun, saying that people could save money on their budget rooms and give themselves a haircut. It is not just the jokes made on various things; it is the way Tom has done the musing on the radio. Any person listening to it cannot stop but listen to the full advertisement instead of switching channels. The fun in the voice and the concept of promoting Motel 6’s various features in a unique way is nothing but simply fantastic.

The Product spot winners won $5000 Prize money that was again from the same agency The Richards Group. It was for the same client, Motel 6 that had few incredible production features. The ad campaign created a fresh buzz in the market by conveying the uniqueness of the brand. In the most relevant yet funny way, the ad has explained about Motel 6 and its salient features. These have proven that radio ads are no less creative than TV ads. Even a mesmerizing voice and intellectual wit can win the attention of people.

Another agency to be declared as the production spot winner is Havas New York. The ad was titled Adios Amigo for the brand Heineken. They won $1500 for their fantastic performance throughout the campaign. Other famous agencies like Commonwealth//McCann also earned the spot for production.

Ogilvy and Mather group HK won the International Radio or Audio Showcase Winner for the ad titled Gourmet Meals for the company ProDiet. Radio companies and agencies that make the ads for the radio channels are climbing up heights in their own way to create a different platform for creative minds. We wish to see many more clever ads on our favorite radio channel to entertain us throughout our journey.

Read Also : Setting Up a Professional Radio Studio: What You Need to Know


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Want An Attention Grabbing Radio Ad?

Category : Ads in Radio

Radio ads are a challenge on an entirely different level. People don’t see you or your expression, yet they need to be entertained by your ads in the most elegant manner. Last year, we saw so many brilliant ads coming up on the radio that entertained radio users throughout the year. The first step towards making your radio audience happy is by knowing who your actual audience is. Then, you need to identify the real audience for whom the product and ad are meant. It is interesting to see how different radio channels can have different demographics as their audience.

It is a task for the company also to identify the best radio channel for their product ad campaign. When designing a radio ad, it must start strong. If the start is not right, very soon the listeners will lose their interest. Also, it is easier to lost interest when listening to the radio than on a TV screen. Also, the ads need to be short enough to suit the radio listeners. It is useless to waste time explaining the product or service followed by a brief description about any of its features. One needs to get straight to the point without talking even a single word extra.

The voiceover for the ad needs to be brilliant. The art of speaking in the most efficient manner on a radio channel is essential. The person must be able to show his or her emotions through the speech; it will grab a listener’s attention throughout the ad. To avoid any glitches, keep testing; the more variety, the better it is to get the attention of your listeners. More than 50% of the time people are not going to listen to your ad if you keep repeating the same stuff in the ad as human nature is not such that it can hear the same thing over and over again.


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Turn Your Internet Radio Station Into A Success

Category : Success Stories

Internet radio can be described as a digital audio service that is transmitted via the internet. Since the internet is used for broadcasting, it can also be referred to as webcasting. The switch packet network is used to distribute the data over the wireless communication network. The introduction of internet radio has led to the popping up of several thousand stations on the internet. You need to be able to attract your listeners to your station and make sure that they do not leave anytime soon. Here are a few tips from the experts in the industry:

With people shifting to mobiles and other handheld devices to access the internet, it makes sense to make sure that your station is accessible via a mobile phone. You can have an app developed that makes it easy for your listeners to listen to your station anywhere anytime.

Many beginners in the internet radio business make the mistake of trying out plenty of different content. It would be a better idea to choose a niche and stick to it. This makes it easier to develop loyal listeners over time. If it is a community radio station, do not forget to include information about local events, businesses issues and so on.

Nothing can bore a listener faster than unoriginal content. Make sure that you offer fresh content that appeal to your listeners. This way you will be able to build up a loyal listener base in no time. Allowing listener requests once in a while will help you gauge the demographic better and produce more relevant content. After all, tastes will change over time for everyone.


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