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October 21, 2009

Contest: Write a Duck Dog Haiku. Win an Awesome Echo Duck Call!

By David DiBenedetto

I’ve heard it said that a good duck dog at work is poetry in motion. Well, let’s see how many duck dog owners know poetry. Our contest is simple. Give us your best Haiku involving a duck dog—past or present, real or fictional. The winner will receive an Echo Prime Meat Call worth a whopping $140 and seen in the pages of Field & Stream.

Wondering if a Haiku is a poem or an order at a sushi bar? Here’s a primer. A Haiku is a three-line poem that doesn’t have to rhyme. The only rule is that the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and third line has five syllables. Other than that, you’re free to express yourself any way you wish. The poem can be from your point of view or the dog’s or even the duck’s.

To kick things off, here’s a little verse I made up about Pritch in honor of the contest:

Our first duck season
Is fast approaching, Lord help
It should be a sight

And here’s one my wife, Jenny, wrote to help inspire you:

Don’t worry, even
Though I do spoil pup she will
Still retrieve that duck

The contest begins today and will end next Thursday (10/29/09) at midnight. I’ll announce the winners on Friday (10/30/09). Just write your Haiku in the comments section below (one per reader).

Have fun with it. And good luck!

PS—The gun dog photo contest is still ongoing. Click here to learn how to win the Remington shotgun.

Comments (104)

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All Comments
from minigunner111 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Quack quack quack quack quack
quack quack quack boom boom boom
fetch it up good boy

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from chadlove wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Another great prize
I am not allowed to win
No sweet quacks for me

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Krebsquad wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Here come four drake teal
We all shoot three shells a piece
Next stop...Mexico

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tim Platt wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

My Lab is Blondie
Her love of lakes knows no bounds
She is my soul mate

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from pinopolis wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

i sent my dog out
for a duck she did not see
she brought back a deke

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from duckking wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The water is cold,
But I dont mind helping out,
My partner in crime.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from lovetohunt21 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Duck Dog :

You have made me proud
Mans best friend for a reason
Good eating tonight

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from bdarak wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Rising up early
Fog lifting off the water
My best friend and I

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from iainburguet wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Cold, cloudy, grey days
decoys, Boykins, Shotguns, ducks
these are things I love

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from ReelLifeBassAssassin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

So Many Great Hunts

We Had Together, Now your Gone

We will soon be together

Rest in Piece my great lab, Sir Jack.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Soft whisper of wings
Season opens in minutes
Anticipation

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from TM wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dawn over water.
Dogs, decoys, and a good friend.
Autumn paradise.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from gman3186 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

ducks in the air
ducks on the ground
ducks everywhere were happy now

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bob81 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Sleet slides down wet fur
Her hopeful eyes fixed on me
Last chance before close

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from krgo120 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Asleep on the couch
Wake me up to go hunting
Maybe for a treat

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Douglas wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Black Lab
Skim ice
Fetch with trepidation

-3 Good Comment? | | Report
from squirrelgirl wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The ducks are flying
But I cannot find my dog
He is on the couch

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

In October:
a man, a dog, a salt marsh -
a day well spent.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

drat too short...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Weather cold murky fowl,Sleet and mud. He thinks its grand. Delivers my ducks right to hand.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Hunter32 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Unflinching focus
Eyes tracking the final swing
Burnt powder, wet lab.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Tis but Autumn air,
that calls us out this morning
Ah, sweet fruition

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from shane wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

back to the water
i never knew what cold was
when can i eat one?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from wvboy1022 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Pray for our success
Whistle of wings overhead
Drake hits the water

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from MABALLZ wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I wish this was a "Dapple Dachshund from puppy mill song contest" but here is my best entry:

It's hunting season
Quack Quack Waddle Waddle Quack
Oh No! Here comes Pritch!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from fisherman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My dog, a disaster
Loves to fetch but hates to give
I pray he learns soon

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from 86Ram wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

there he sits ears perked
listening for the shots to ring
as they pass with whistling wing

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Fisher Boy wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Life's best moments are,
Always spent with mans' best friend,
anytime, any day, hunting

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntingtennessee wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Excited i hunt,
Sniff Sniff i smell a dead duck,
Going to find him

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntingtennessee wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Excited i hunt,
Sniff Sniff i smell a dead duck,
Going to find him

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from steve182 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Quack, quack, quack, Boom, Boom,
Splash, Go get'm Yella
Atta Girl. Good Girl.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Blitz wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My dog:

For years I have trained
Perfection within my grasp
Do I smell bacon?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from ejunk wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

in my bird dreams is
a smart dog; as I am sick
of fetching damp ducks.

yrs-
Evan!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Sanjuancb wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dang dog chewed hole
in my new waders today
must drown her with me!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from kelmitch wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

wistles calls dogs ducks guns
one half hour before a foggy sunrise
the ducks are dropping in

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from jasonb wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Wait... wait... BANG! dead bird!
jump, splash, swim swim swim, grab, turn
swim back. Wag with joy.

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from jasonb wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I don't like my ending on the first attempt so here's another:

Wait... Wait... BANG! dead bird!
jump, splash, swim swim swim, grab, turn,
swim back, drop, wag, wait...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from kelmitch wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Thought I would write it correct this time grammer was my downfall.

wistles calls dogs ducks guns
one half hour before sunrise
they are dropping in

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nels36 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

It is now that time
for Remington to retrieve
those big old mallards

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from dneaster3 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Mallard wings all cupped.
Mossberg, gravity do work.
Toby makes me proud.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckshot1890 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My nine year old lab
At times brings tear to eye
Our age is past prime

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

A wet sound explodes
Unfolding water soars
A Dream across the wind

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from wilksey88 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My handler is great
But he and the ducks would be
Lost- with no gun dog

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

One fall morn whispers.
Forbidden beauty cries.
I beckon pup omnipresent on sky.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Kelsman99 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Days in the duck blind
All the memories we made
My only true friend

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Linzmahan wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Black, Brown, Red or White
The color of a duck dog
Surely don't matter

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dog looks at master,
wonders why he is grumpy.
You think you are cold?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Wind blowing fiercely.
Teeth chatter incessantly.
Dog does not notice.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Time to load our gear,
though it's hard to leave the field.
Race you to the truck?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from lce15 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I sit Patiently,
Eyes focused towards the sky.
Praying he can shoot!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from clutzylou wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Ah Good Dog, Hush Now.
I'm aiming, He is pointing...
BAM!! Dinner at Five.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from cheussner wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Whistling wings-Alert
Shotgun blast-hold-steady-fetch
Dead duck at my feet

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Funny how we are supposed to write a Haiku. It seems like whoever want to win has their friends go in and negate actual Haikau form and vote for friends. I will no longer participate in such poor sportsmanship!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from pennys worth wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Come, Come, Abigail
Time to earn your room and board
My little Duck Dog

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dave DiBenedetto wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

dandhjr--

Readers don't vote on the winner of this contest. I do, along with some select F&S editors. No poor sportsmanship in this haiku contest. That said, readers are free to support anyone they wish. -D

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from rweedin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My Lab HATES Summer
Blind Retreives, No Sweat At All
Limits In The Boat

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nick Jensen wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

She hunts with passion
She retrieves with speed and grace
She is my wife's dog

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from rweedin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Geese are very large
My pup, she is not so big
Wounded goose, she ran

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from jbird wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Man I want that call
Haiku's are so retarded
curse you David D.

Hey at least the syllable's are right.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from hunter6 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

As I hear the shot
My familiar dance begins
Please tell me to fetch

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from wilksey88 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Echo is the name of my black lab which was coincidentally given to her without regard to the brand.

Echo sits beside
An Echo call to my mouth
Shotgun blasts echo!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dave,
I apologize to you and your readers for my unwarranted comment. I will continue to read your dog info, but keep my comments to myself. Thanks for your help.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from outdoorluvr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Flying without care
It’s peaceful being a duck
Man with gun, dog. F[udge]!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Leslie999 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Red's belly coat tolled
Sliding over grass streamers
To retrieve our duck

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Levi Banks wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My young Labrador
Together we’re on the prowl
Hunting waterfowl

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from NYhunter wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Getting up early,
the ducks are flying,
Bang,Bang,Boom,Boom
Oh he got away!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nels36 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

When i take a shot
It puts meat in my crock pot
Good boy Remington

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from RoosterRising77 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Evening Sun Arise
In low over the treetops
Stop pause, Go get um!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from just ducky wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Watching them come, alert taut waiting for the gun, splash he is mine now

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from just ducky wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Looking skyward, she waits patiently for the flock, loving the end game

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 86Ram wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Shells ejecting
Ducks falling
Time to fetch em up

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from stanleyyelnats wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I hear a lone goose
"Hunter" dog hears an echo
Two geese set their wings!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from silvrtung wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

not a tue gun dog
gets them off the pond for me
she chews shotgun shells

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

rise in early morning
best friends in the duck blind
I shoot she fetches.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from bjohnston wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

MY SONS BESIDE ME
IN THE EARLY MORNING COLD
DOG FARTS GAGGING US

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from shadillac wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Wet nose poised skyward.
Eager tail thumping the blind.
Favorite place on earth.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from KansasHunter wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Cold,chilly morning
My young pup Boomer to my right
Birds in the sky, oh what a sight

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from diehardthehunter wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Tubby's ears perk up
Wood ducks squeal from down the creek
Hearts begin to pound!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Carol Shepherd wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Let sleeping dog dream,
warm in truck, legs twitch...Retrieve!
Sweet instant replay.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from T-Rip wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Straight meat dawn they say
dead ducks are falling this way
wet dogs work today

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from rocky12 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

A small quiet lake...
Bang! Thud! Splash! Quiet Again.
A whisper, "Good Dog"

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from redhuntingpoodles wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Morning swamp is quiet
Ducks come in and down they go
My dog retrieves them!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntin kris wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Mouth full of feathers,
She swims to me in triumph.
First duck of the day!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from drakemo wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Where are you going?
It is early, can I come?
School is not out, yet.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from tony32 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The edge of the marsh--
Shotguns rise and feathers fall.
Dogs swim to and fro.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from rustyhuntr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Looking to my friend.
He gives me the go again.
Bringing duck to hand.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fisherman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My dog does not hunt
but he tries so hard to please
he is not quite there

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fisherman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

He loves to eat the treats
but hates to drop the bird
he will someday hunt

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from wellsrobk wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Without faithful companion
How to enjoy cold
duck blind?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from rolfsbud wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

eager young puppy
ducks take flight, gundog delight
miss shot, dog holds tight

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from kodiakgriff wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

This for those of us transitioning to a new pup.

A puddle of ink
Fills the hole you left behind
No duck hunt this year.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

splash get the duck pup
come back in the blind. sit hide
ducks i will find quack

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

quack quack boom smack
get of my lap get the duck
his feathers i will pluck

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

i have ducks in sack
dog at my side gun in hand
sunrise at my back

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Robert Ewing wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I am soaring high
I think i've caught that dog's eye
I will quack no more

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Robert Ewing wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

JUST MY BUD AND ME
AND ALL THOSE DUCKS FLYIN FREE
YET HE MISSES ALL

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from hammer72 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Her name is Birdie
Ducks, Shotguns she Loves almost
as much as the Hunt

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

clouds under my wings
to that pond i want to fly
look a friend the end.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nels36 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Who won this?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nels36 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Who won this?

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dave DiBenedetto wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

nels36-- check out this link for the winner.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/hunting/2009/10/duck-dog-haiku-conte...

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from breezly75 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

your eyes reflect ducks, you spot them before i do, you moan if i miss

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ray lambert wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

green heads and silver legs
flooded corn and cypress trees
11 years shes been a charm the 12th year, please no harm.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from ScottyBee wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I think www.duckcommander.com calls are better

0 Good Comment? | | Report

Post a Comment

from Nels36 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

When i take a shot
It puts meat in my crock pot
Good boy Remington

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from bjohnston wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

MY SONS BESIDE ME
IN THE EARLY MORNING COLD
DOG FARTS GAGGING US

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from Carol Shepherd wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Let sleeping dog dream,
warm in truck, legs twitch...Retrieve!
Sweet instant replay.

+4 Good Comment? | | Report
from minigunner111 wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Quack quack quack quack quack
quack quack quack boom boom boom
fetch it up good boy

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Soft whisper of wings
Season opens in minutes
Anticipation

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bob81 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Sleet slides down wet fur
Her hopeful eyes fixed on me
Last chance before close

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from wvboy1022 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Pray for our success
Whistle of wings overhead
Drake hits the water

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntingtennessee wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Excited i hunt,
Sniff Sniff i smell a dead duck,
Going to find him

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from jasonb wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Wait... wait... BANG! dead bird!
jump, splash, swim swim swim, grab, turn
swim back. Wag with joy.

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nels36 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

It is now that time
for Remington to retrieve
those big old mallards

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from Nick Jensen wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

She hunts with passion
She retrieves with speed and grace
She is my wife's dog

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from rweedin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Geese are very large
My pup, she is not so big
Wounded goose, she ran

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from hunter6 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

As I hear the shot
My familiar dance begins
Please tell me to fetch

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from wilksey88 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Echo is the name of my black lab which was coincidentally given to her without regard to the brand.

Echo sits beside
An Echo call to my mouth
Shotgun blasts echo!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from stanleyyelnats wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I hear a lone goose
"Hunter" dog hears an echo
Two geese set their wings!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from diehardthehunter wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Tubby's ears perk up
Wood ducks squeal from down the creek
Hearts begin to pound!

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from chadlove wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Another great prize
I am not allowed to win
No sweet quacks for me

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from duckking wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The water is cold,
But I dont mind helping out,
My partner in crime.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from bdarak wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Rising up early
Fog lifting off the water
My best friend and I

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from iainburguet wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Cold, cloudy, grey days
decoys, Boykins, Shotguns, ducks
these are things I love

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from TM wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dawn over water.
Dogs, decoys, and a good friend.
Autumn paradise.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from JOHN ANDERSON wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Weather cold murky fowl,Sleet and mud. He thinks its grand. Delivers my ducks right to hand.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Tis but Autumn air,
that calls us out this morning
Ah, sweet fruition

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from MABALLZ wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I wish this was a "Dapple Dachshund from puppy mill song contest" but here is my best entry:

It's hunting season
Quack Quack Waddle Waddle Quack
Oh No! Here comes Pritch!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from fisherman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My dog, a disaster
Loves to fetch but hates to give
I pray he learns soon

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntingtennessee wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Excited i hunt,
Sniff Sniff i smell a dead duck,
Going to find him

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Blitz wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My dog:

For years I have trained
Perfection within my grasp
Do I smell bacon?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from dneaster3 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Mallard wings all cupped.
Mossberg, gravity do work.
Toby makes me proud.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from wilksey88 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My handler is great
But he and the ducks would be
Lost- with no gun dog

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dog looks at master,
wonders why he is grumpy.
You think you are cold?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Wind blowing fiercely.
Teeth chatter incessantly.
Dog does not notice.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dotcomaphobe wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Time to load our gear,
though it's hard to leave the field.
Race you to the truck?

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Dave DiBenedetto wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

dandhjr--

Readers don't vote on the winner of this contest. I do, along with some select F&S editors. No poor sportsmanship in this haiku contest. That said, readers are free to support anyone they wish. -D

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dave,
I apologize to you and your readers for my unwarranted comment. I will continue to read your dog info, but keep my comments to myself. Thanks for your help.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from outdoorluvr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Flying without care
It’s peaceful being a duck
Man with gun, dog. F[udge]!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Leslie999 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Red's belly coat tolled
Sliding over grass streamers
To retrieve our duck

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Levi Banks wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My young Labrador
Together we’re on the prowl
Hunting waterfowl

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from shadillac wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Wet nose poised skyward.
Eager tail thumping the blind.
Favorite place on earth.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from T-Rip wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Straight meat dawn they say
dead ducks are falling this way
wet dogs work today

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Krebsquad wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Here come four drake teal
We all shoot three shells a piece
Next stop...Mexico

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tim Platt wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

My Lab is Blondie
Her love of lakes knows no bounds
She is my soul mate

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from pinopolis wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

i sent my dog out
for a duck she did not see
she brought back a deke

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from lovetohunt21 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Duck Dog :

You have made me proud
Mans best friend for a reason
Good eating tonight

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from gman3186 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

ducks in the air
ducks on the ground
ducks everywhere were happy now

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from krgo120 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Asleep on the couch
Wake me up to go hunting
Maybe for a treat

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from squirrelgirl wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The ducks are flying
But I cannot find my dog
He is on the couch

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

In October:
a man, a dog, a salt marsh -
a day well spent.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Mike Diehl wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

drat too short...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Hunter32 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Unflinching focus
Eyes tracking the final swing
Burnt powder, wet lab.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from shane wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

back to the water
i never knew what cold was
when can i eat one?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from 86Ram wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

there he sits ears perked
listening for the shots to ring
as they pass with whistling wing

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Fisher Boy wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Life's best moments are,
Always spent with mans' best friend,
anytime, any day, hunting

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Quack, quack, quack, Boom, Boom,
Splash, Go get'm Yella
Atta Girl. Good Girl.

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from ejunk wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

in my bird dreams is
a smart dog; as I am sick
of fetching damp ducks.

yrs-
Evan!

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from Sanjuancb wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dang dog chewed hole
in my new waders today
must drown her with me!

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from jasonb wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I don't like my ending on the first attempt so here's another:

Wait... Wait... BANG! dead bird!
jump, splash, swim swim swim, grab, turn,
swim back, drop, wag, wait...

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from buckshot1890 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My nine year old lab
At times brings tear to eye
Our age is past prime

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from Kelsman99 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Days in the duck blind
All the memories we made
My only true friend

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from Linzmahan wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Black, Brown, Red or White
The color of a duck dog
Surely don't matter

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from lce15 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I sit Patiently,
Eyes focused towards the sky.
Praying he can shoot!

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from clutzylou wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Ah Good Dog, Hush Now.
I'm aiming, He is pointing...
BAM!! Dinner at Five.

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from cheussner wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Whistling wings-Alert
Shotgun blast-hold-steady-fetch
Dead duck at my feet

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from pennys worth wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Come, Come, Abigail
Time to earn your room and board
My little Duck Dog

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from rweedin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My Lab HATES Summer
Blind Retreives, No Sweat At All
Limits In The Boat

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from jbird wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Man I want that call
Haiku's are so retarded
curse you David D.

Hey at least the syllable's are right.

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from NYhunter wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Getting up early,
the ducks are flying,
Bang,Bang,Boom,Boom
Oh he got away!

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from RoosterRising77 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Evening Sun Arise
In low over the treetops
Stop pause, Go get um!

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from just ducky wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Watching them come, alert taut waiting for the gun, splash he is mine now

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from just ducky wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Looking skyward, she waits patiently for the flock, loving the end game

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from silvrtung wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

not a tue gun dog
gets them off the pond for me
she chews shotgun shells

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from muskiemaster wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

rise in early morning
best friends in the duck blind
I shoot she fetches.

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from rocky12 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

A small quiet lake...
Bang! Thud! Splash! Quiet Again.
A whisper, "Good Dog"

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from huntin kris wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Mouth full of feathers,
She swims to me in triumph.
First duck of the day!

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from tony32 wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

The edge of the marsh--
Shotguns rise and feathers fall.
Dogs swim to and fro.

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from rustyhuntr wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Looking to my friend.
He gives me the go again.
Bringing duck to hand.

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from fisherman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

My dog does not hunt
but he tries so hard to please
he is not quite there

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from fisherman wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

He loves to eat the treats
but hates to drop the bird
he will someday hunt

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

splash get the duck pup
come back in the blind. sit hide
ducks i will find quack

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

quack quack boom smack
get of my lap get the duck
his feathers i will pluck

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

i have ducks in sack
dog at my side gun in hand
sunrise at my back

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from Robert Ewing wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I am soaring high
I think i've caught that dog's eye
I will quack no more

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from ReelLifeBassAssassin wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

So Many Great Hunts

We Had Together, Now your Gone

We will soon be together

Rest in Piece my great lab, Sir Jack.

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from kelmitch wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

wistles calls dogs ducks guns
one half hour before a foggy sunrise
the ducks are dropping in

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from kelmitch wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Thought I would write it correct this time grammer was my downfall.

wistles calls dogs ducks guns
one half hour before sunrise
they are dropping in

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from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

A wet sound explodes
Unfolding water soars
A Dream across the wind

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from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

One fall morn whispers.
Forbidden beauty cries.
I beckon pup omnipresent on sky.

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from BeardogRed wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Funny how we are supposed to write a Haiku. It seems like whoever want to win has their friends go in and negate actual Haikau form and vote for friends. I will no longer participate in such poor sportsmanship!

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from 86Ram wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Shells ejecting
Ducks falling
Time to fetch em up

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from KansasHunter wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Cold,chilly morning
My young pup Boomer to my right
Birds in the sky, oh what a sight

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from redhuntingpoodles wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Morning swamp is quiet
Ducks come in and down they go
My dog retrieves them!

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from drakemo wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Where are you going?
It is early, can I come?
School is not out, yet.

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from wellsrobk wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Without faithful companion
How to enjoy cold
duck blind?

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from rolfsbud wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

eager young puppy
ducks take flight, gundog delight
miss shot, dog holds tight

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from kodiakgriff wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

This for those of us transitioning to a new pup.

A puddle of ink
Fills the hole you left behind
No duck hunt this year.

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from Robert Ewing wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

JUST MY BUD AND ME
AND ALL THOSE DUCKS FLYIN FREE
YET HE MISSES ALL

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from hammer72 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Her name is Birdie
Ducks, Shotguns she Loves almost
as much as the Hunt

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

clouds under my wings
to that pond i want to fly
look a friend the end.

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from Nels36 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Who won this?

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from Nels36 wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Who won this?

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from Dave DiBenedetto wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

nels36-- check out this link for the winner.

http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/hunting/2009/10/duck-dog-haiku-conte...

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from breezly75 wrote 4 years 23 weeks ago

your eyes reflect ducks, you spot them before i do, you moan if i miss

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from ray lambert wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

green heads and silver legs
flooded corn and cypress trees
11 years shes been a charm the 12th year, please no harm.

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from ScottyBee wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

I think www.duckcommander.com calls are better

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from Douglas wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Black Lab
Skim ice
Fetch with trepidation

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