Yes there is 2 different guns! My fiancée was the retriever, she was the one who flushed the bird and when it flushed he bared off into my shot zone! That was her first time out hunting and she did pretty good! The 2 we flushed she was able to pull up, she was just hesitent in pulling the trigger!
Yes the tail is saved! I have it spead out and covered the fleshy part with borax! If I had the extra money I would have loved to get it taxidermied!!! I would like get a grouse, pheasant and wood duck done at some point! They are all beautiful birds!!!
This will be my 3rd season hunting. In those three years I've targeted grouse about 6-8 times a year. Unfortunately the drive to the gamelands we hunt is a decent distance so I don't get out as much as I like.
Last year in the late season, we finally stumbled on an area where we got a nice number of flushes! So that's the area we hit first yesterday! In my three years of hunting I found that I absolutly love upland bird hunting! I just love walking through the woods/field not knowing when a bird will flush! It's peaceful, exciting, and really enjoyable!!! That's why we are getting a pup so we can spend more time bird hunting!!!