Wildlife in the am
We left before sun up and headed about 50 miles north. Our goal was to find a higher number of pheasants for the younger dogs.
It’s hard to explain the leg up you can give a young dog by dropping them smack dab in the middle of dozens and dozens of wild birds. You just can’t get this kind of experience in many parts of the country.
On the drive up we got to see a wide range of wildlife. We saw pheasants, sharptails, whitetail deer, mule deer, coyotes and raccoons.
It was a cool, clear morning. We would be able to get everyone worked before it heated up.
We ran a couple of young dogs that needed some bird contacts. We flushed around 100 birds and made a real difference in both dogs.
We ran multiple braces and put up birds on every round. Sage had two nice points and Stud had a nice find on two pheasants.
We ran Richard again but he didn’t find any birds. He is a bit behind because he isn’t in hunting shape yet.
We ran Brandy off horseback. She had never been around a horse so it took a bit for her to get comfortable. The
Funseeker’s Rebel pup that Dan was running helped her range out a good bit. She didn’t find any birds but she ran well and kept up with me for the most part.