Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jenny's First Mouthful of Feathers...

Just got back from the Kansas quail/pheasant opener with the guys from the Pheasants Forever Rooster Road Trip. The hunters were many, the birds were few, and those brought to hand were well-earned. As they should be.

Just one good, solid point on a wild public-land quail is what I wanted. Ask, walk like hell, and ye shall receive. It was a beautiful thing, and like most beautiful things, I was the only one to see it.

She sure as hell wasn't perfect, but I wasn't asking her to be. I was simply asking her to show me she was starting to get it. And I'll be damned if she's not starting to get it.


  1. Pretty cool to see that light go on, isn't it?

  2. I enjoy watching bird dogs of all type. So much so that I have forgotten to shoot. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. That is so cool. Even though I'm dogless by choice, I'm a little envious of the partnership you're building with her.

  4. Want to hunt some scaled quail this fall?

  5. While you follow the dogs, I've been wedged under floorboards, forced to endure drainage issues, and generally covered in muck.

    So technically you had an even better time than you thought you did!


  6. Thanks for the comments, guys. Scampwalker, I'm still looking forward to hunting over LuLu later this season. I'm pretty sure her light's on...

    Gary, I'd love to. I usually get into a few blues when I hunt the panhandle but I was kicking around a scaled-specific trip sometione this year. E-mail me...

    Norcal, I know you're dogless by choice and situation, but eventually I think you should jump in. It adds a whole new dimension to things. I bet a small flusher like a Boykin or an English cocker would be perfect for you...

    SBW, ook on the bright side - you're socking away money to come over here and hunt...