Yea, I can't wait. My GSP was a 1.25 years old last year, I didnt find a single bird. Also got skunked during waterfowl.
I had him out twice during May (about an hr each time). Pointed a woodcock first trip out within about 20 mins.
This is the first dog I've ever had and never hunted upland/waterfowel. I was disappointed last year, but I knew it was out of our control. I'm hittin it HARD this year!
I might even try grouse hunting out once or twice this year
So I may be asking for some invites to learn from some seasoned vets.
I'm excited, can't wait for Sept 1!