Absolutely, I shot a great deal better over my springer than I do over my setters. Seems counterintuitive but that's been my experience. Maybe someday I'll learn how to control my excitement while approaching a dog on point.:cheers:Over the years, you've had many great seasons, and a whole bunch of travel; I envy you a bit.
You're a perfect person to ask to comment on the difference between years with a flusher (JP) and a pointing breed.
I found it required the way I shot at a bird: the GWPs locked in and locked down the birds. Mick, the new, used, dog trailed and popped birds. So, with the pointers I had time to get set and focus...and often thought too much and missed quite a few as I learned the difference, because with the field springer spaniel, it was more reactive and instinctive shooting which served me well.