Lets here some good dog stories as well.
Can we attach pictures in this forum now?
Got up on Friday it was spitting rain on and off dog got birdy once but no flush, Saturday was beautiful walked a lot two flushes didn't see them just too much foliage yet. Dosen't seem to be a promising season by us but we'll keep walking. No better time to be outside. Iron river michigan area.
Hunted a few hours both days over the weekend up north of Minnoqua.Moved 5 birds on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. Got one young bird Sunday. Suprised I didnt see as many woodcock as I expected but did flush a few.
Pretty green up there yet but was happy with the amount of birds for the short time we were in the woods.
Saturday: 8-11:30 and went for 2 hrs in the afternoon. A lot of flushes, seen and unseen.
Sunday: got a late start and went for less than an hour. we had 4 flushes with a total of 6 birds flushed.
I am impressed with the chick survival and I am not seeing low numbers. One spot that I hunted last year had 4 birds flushed and I gave up on that spot for the year. This year, I had a lot more there. I was worried, but it looks like a good year to me. I only was able to hit 2 locations as my younger dog, a pup of my older female, is in training on a hunting trip from Montana, North Dakota, and the last stop in Canada. Hoping to get her back in 2 weeks. My older dog, an all star, is 9. And between her and myself, the heat made things tough for a two day trip, but we had a blast.