With all the hype about the poor numbers and bad conditions, I was not expecting too much at all.
That is what I get for expecting anything eh!?!?!
What a glorious weather morning to start the season with!
And I sure picked the perfect field to start with as well! Even though the three pivots I started with had nearly 40 hunters, endless trucks, and shooting just like on a range, before I had left the one half, of one pivot I hunted….I still managed to get two in the vest, and could not find the third I dropped!!
Kiwi could not have been more happy to be out chasing these ditch chickens! What a good dog she was!
…and her son Tako was just as excited as she was and worked like a veteran at his ripe age of 19 months!
So I ended up missing on three roosters!!...saw 4 hens, saw two roosters I could not shoot at, and the one I hit but never found, along with the two in the bag…I have to say, what a great way to start the day!! 8 roosters and 4 hens out of only two pivot corners! …so with that being said on how great a choice my first field was…I then headed to a nice big CRP I always tend to have decent luck at and normally do not see a hunter on as it is out of the way a spell. I hit it for the next 1.5 hours and the birds never even got birdy once!! Same with the next field too, not a single fast tail wag between them! The last field I hit to end my day, we did see one hen, and they got birdy once in a nice huge plum thicket. After near two hours of that field we called it quits for the day being very content with what we already had in the bag!!!
Did I mention how much I love my dogs?!?! Kiwidimok of The Wind, and her son Takoda of The Wind!