That old man never ceases to amaze. Glad the pup is kicking butt too. Are you running either of them for the 2 gun challenge next weekend?Picked my daughter up off the bus and headed out to Elk Ridge. Hit the field at 3:35. Finished up right about 5:00. He put out 5. Had 11-12 flushes and finished with 8 birds all done and said. Hunted the old man first and he just continues to amaze me as his eyesight is really getting bad but just doesn't miss a step with getting birds up in the air. Next was Boucher's turn. He also did very good and continues to put all the pieces together nicely. Then got them both out together to finish up and they did very good together. Here's a couple pics with my daughter and the dogs. First is Copper and second is Boucher.
I was thinking about it pretty hard. Called Dennis and talked to him about it, but I'm not too sure how Mandy would do working the length of the field in under 20 minutes. When we hit the field, we generally work slower, unless I can see we have one in the run, and she knows it too.I have not decided yet but if I do it will just be Boucher. I have something I am supposed to be at but trying to figure out if I can skip that or not. Are you coming down for it?
Yes I am. I have to be honest, as it has been so long, that I can't say how he compares to Copper at the same age but no complaints at all. He has been very good in all aspects and expect he will continue to hone his skills as he gets older and sees more birds.Matt,
Great to see your new pup is working out! :cheers:
Are you happy with his progress?
I don't know specifically but think it is 4 birds and scored on dog work and effectiveness of shooting in a timed event. Ben might have more details. I wasn't too worried about the details since figured it was just another chance to get the dog on some birds. Give Dennis a call and he can get you all the info.What's the 2 gun challenge consist of? I was thinking off trying it out!
Any day out in the field is a good day as long as the dogs are having fun. Be sure to let us know how it goes!:coolpics: Tript,
sounds like a great day afield. :thumbsup: I'm hoping to get out next weekend. If everything stays quiet I'll be going to Mulberry Pheasantry near Camden OH.