Last bird hunt of the season (general discussion)

by Bkeepr, Saturday, April 06, 2019, 09:25 (16 days ago)

Getting ready to leave on my last pheasant hunt for this year. The dogs have been relentlessly under foot since my vest and shotgun came out this morning. Always bittersweet, the last hunt. My big boy Jivy (111 pounds) will be 9 soon--old for a Spinone--and won't be out much next year, at least not for any long hunts. Marietta is 6 already, although she still acts like a pup.

Still, it is always a fun time, just the three of us, some sunshine, a gun, and whatever pheasants they find and point. I hope I'll do my part and bring at least some birds down for them to retrieve. They love to bring them back to me, they are so proud when they hand "their" bird over.

I wish I'd discovered bird hunting sooner in my life. I envy those of you who did it as kids and young men.

I really hope y'all have as good a day as I will--but doubt very much that you will. :-P

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