Shooting over the dogs this morning
Five of us took our dogs to our club this morning, 5 men 5 dogs, 3 setters, a Brittany, a Viszula and four guns. The one guy was training a new dog and was more interested in that than shooting. Two of us gave him our guns on a few of points. It was blowing about 20 mph and gusting higher. It made for some interesting dog work and some interesting shooting. We put out 18 chukars, they were strong flying birds and when they got up and caught the wind they kicked in the after burners and made for some challenging wing shooting.We put the birds out 3 at a time and we were hunting a Crep field on our property so we had plenty of cover. Walking in that high grass which a lot of was knocked over and walking up a hill for 3 hours in that wind let me know my age, I hate that. We started about 10 am and finished about 1pm and went back to the club house for hot dogs and kraut and a toddy. I took 4 birds and came home with 8 nice breast fillets. The dogs did a great job even with the high wind, they got some hot dog treats as well. We shoot every other Saturday from After Christmas until the end of March to keep the dogs in shape and for fun, also some deep fried breaded Chukar strips. I will sleep well tonight.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!