Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Water Retrieve is Special

The first day of hunting season out at Hastings Island is always special.
I take time after we take our first bird to give thanks for the bounty that nature gives us.
A pheasant is a wonderful bird that is great food.
A water retrieve holds a special place in bird hunter's hearts.  The drive of the dog to swim to the downed bird, no matter how far or tough it might be to get to.

And then with bird softly in his mouth to return it to the hunter.
Bailey returning with bird.

 The harvest today was four male roosters.  I had the club clean the breasts and thighs.  I have friends looking forward to this.  The have never tried pheasant before.