My brother came up from Iowa over the weekend for some hunting and brought along his six-month-old setter, Lucy. She drug the checkcord through the woods and followed Fergus around yesterday, looking for some lagging woodcock, but all we found were grouse. Fergus didn't mind because he prefers the bigger birds. Lucy didn't seem to mind either.
Fergus did point one woodcock this morning, maybe his last of the season with the gun deer season coming up and shutting down the upland hunting for a while. By then, I figure most, if not all, of the woodcock will be in the warmer south lands, and the season has been closed for almost two weeks now. The warmer weather makes it feel more like October, not mid-November.