The season this year has been great, the Grouse hunting has been fantastic, not many Woodcock however due to Sandy,
I shot a few Pheasants both stocked and one wild. The dog work has been simply fantastic, my shooting percentage this year has been very high, and I shot a true mixed double on Grouse and Woodock in the covert where I learned to hunt
long ago. I hope the old man lets this season continue it the manner that it started, its like Grouse and Woodcock hunting, in the 50's and 60's right now and I enjoy the memories and the great dog work. Couple of the younger guys
have been giving me the evil eye, especially after shooting
the true mixed double, the one young man who watched me do it, said now that is just not fair. I had to laugh, he had missed 3 Grouse that day prior to watching me shoot my double. I had to drop both those birds my Gordon and Ryman dogs worked so hard setting them up for me. That Black & Tan dominant female Gordon would have bit my leg, if I would have missed either of those shots, in fact if I would have been a might quicker, I do believe I could have taken them both with one shot. Even my buddy Ken did a double take on the one Grouse I swung 180 degress to shoot down, just before he took his Woodock. The season has been fantastic here, on the northen tier, no doubt about it.
Penny with the mixed double