I grew up in Minnesota hunting grouse and pheasant. Spent 20 years down in Texas doing no bird hunting at all. Moved to Boone 4+ years ago and got right back into chasing pheasants (and deer). Bonnie is a 4 year old Lab; Ricky is a Texas terrier who likes to go along. The 16 ga is an Uggy that my dad gave me when he couldn't really work the two-trigger set. My gain.