This season started out with a lesson that the birds where on the berries: service, choke cherry and goose. When we ventured away from the berries the flushes disappeared. Once we got back into the high mountain berries the birds were plentiful.
We had a hefty crew of 5 guns for this opener. Everyone had action and we took 9 birds on the first day. The second day only 3 guns remained and we ventured to a new area that I discovered last week. The new covert brought a limit of 9 for us.
I was particularly impressed with Mia. She had great stamina and hunted both days from start to finish. I was also impressed with Rick's two Black Lab's. Between the three flushing dogs that were in the field I was positive that we were covering each cover thoroughly and that every downed bird would be recovered.
|The proverbial tailgate shot!|
til next time....