Woodcock Opener Saturday
I'm debating where to hunt this Saturday, the woodcock opener here in Wisconsin. For the past week, I've been trying to avoid woodcock and hunt grouse, and I hunted several coverts where I typically run into few, if any, woodcock. But apparently this isn't a typical year. Tuesday, Fergus pointed ten woodcock in a section of county forest where I usually see just grouse. My theory is that our wet summer and wet early fall have moved them to higher ground. I imagine we'll go out Saturday and put up just grouse, and if that's the case, I won't complain.
Saturday, September 23rd, is also National Hunting and Fishing Day, and I can't think of a much better way of celebrating it than a woodcock hunt. I'm sure Fergus and Jenkins agree.