The 2009 CO pheasant opener has come and gone and I'm fine with that. The over anticipation was quickly flattened by the middle of our hunt on Saturday. Once I realized that all of the birds where going to or in the standing corn I knew we were in for a long hunt. The good news.....there are plenty of birds and I can't wait until January!! Actually the bird population is the best I've seen in CO. Overall the hunt was a great. The dogs worked hard to put the birds up so we could miss some cherry shots but it wouldn't be hunting if that didn't happen. We'll see if I can make it out later this week.