Monday, September 7th, 2009...3:49 pm
Day 2 – South Dakota
Thursday August 27th
Started again right before sunrise. We moved to some large alfalfa fields that had some grass and hills around them.
The first brace of dogs ran up a giant flock of sharptails and sent them out of the county.
The next group of dogs had no bird work.
We next ran Click with a grandson of Phantom’s Razor. He’s a real nice dog called Jack.
Jack pointed a chicken and did a wonderful job. Click came in and backed. Both dogs are steady to wing and Shot.
A bit later, Jack locked up again. Click came in and backed. Dan got off his horse to flush the birds. A group of about 10 young pheasants flushed out of the corner of an alfalfa field. Both dogs were steady again.
Jack did a fine job. He’s one nice bird dog.
We ran several other braces of dogs but had little bird work. It heated up pretty quick and got bad hot around 11:00.
We had no clouds and very little wind.
My horse skills are improving and Blaze is doing better at putting up with my lack of riding experience.
Horseback is a fine way to watch bird dogs cover the country.
I went into town today to check my email and gas up the truck. I have no AT & T phone service here but my Verizon burner phone works fine.
If the IPhone gets picked up by Verizon, I may have to change my phone over.
I’ll run the pups and road Em after it cools down.