Sunday, October 2, 2011

Day 2 - Mixed Bag

Had a blast with the pup again this morning. We hunted some orchard cover and moved about 10 birds. Cedar was able to set up two of them for me which was excellent, most of the others ran and he took chase and busted them. He's only two and still has lessons to learn from Ruff. He redeemed himself with his first grouse retrieve on a criple that buried himself in a spruce blowdown, one of the coolest experiences I have ever had in the outdoors! The woodcock were down heavy in a nice spring seep, lined with Poplar and Willow. Long live October!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Woodcock Opener

Was able to take advantage of a rainy, damp and foggy woodcock opener today. Cedar and I were fortunate to find my favorite Longbill cover at full capacity, with flight birds this morning. He was electric in the tag alder, handling the big-eyes like a gentleman. He also set up ol ruff perfect for me only to miss him with both barrels, I've shot 7 rounds at that cock bird in the past three seasons, next time I will let him fly, he has earned it.