Monday, December 10, 2012
We went pheasant hunting with Bailey and a fifteen-month-old female named Riley yesterday morning. Riley was kept back on a long check cord when we had bird contact. Earlier Riley had flushed a couple roosters to her complete delight.
45 minutes into the hunt, Bailey came across this pheasant in the tall grass. I almost stepped on the thing before bending down. The bird looked in good shape but must have been nicked earlier in a hunt by a shot as it did not fly upon being released.
Riley was very interested as Ashley and Reuben (Riley's owner) looked on.
Funny note: You hear me say "Bailey, here, come here" repeatedly. He could not see me because the pheasant's wing was open and covering his eyes. It was a "blind" retrieve, so to speak.
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And then there was the one that got away: Easy shot that I forgot to lead the bird. Bailey did his part.