We got to take advantage of the youth pheasant hunt now Mason is 12. The first bird up was a rooster which he dropped with his first ever shot at a bird. We went to where it fell and I could hear it cackling on the ground but it wasn't moving. I was trying to call the dog in and get to the bird and ended up in front of Mason. The bird flew again and he had to wait for me to move out of the way to shoot. The bird was obviously hurt and didn't go far. When we went to where it next landed, we could not find it at all. We spent a half hour with the dog and us looking so I'm thinking it got down a groundhog hole. Trips next point produced two hens. He missed the first but hammered the second. This one was DRT (dead right there) when we got to it. He had a chance at 2 more roosters but for some reason, the triggers didn't reset on his O/U and the gun didn't fire. All in all, we had a great day, the dog worked his butt off and I couldn't be more proud of the kid.
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