Well, that was the only dog that got roped into the photo op, and it she didn't really hunt that much, spent a couple of fields on a check cord [only 3 months old] after I had to chase her through a patch of grass .
The weekend after that trip I did try Colorado, not near as many birds but still a whole lot of fun...a bad day in the field still beats my best day in a classroom.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...