Sunday, September 11, 2016


Bird Practice


 
With the grouse season opening next weekend, I figured we needed a little tuning up, but the temps and humidity have been nasty around here for most of August.  This morning, though, the temperatures dropped into the mid-40s, so we headed out to the county forest.

Fergus pointed a woodcock about 50 yards into the cover, and Jenkins backed.  I stood and watched the tableau for a half a minute or so.  A good point is better than a strong cup of black coffee for stirring me up.  I had a great look at it when I flushed it, which always happens in the pre-season. The dogs were birdy halfway through the covert, and a grouse busted out of a tree about ten feet up. That really jacked us all up, like a double espresso.  Overall, it was pretty quiet, though, as I expected more woodcock.       

Can't wait for next weekend.  Now, I need another coffee.

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