Howdy! I'm just a fairly avid pheasant hunter from the SW burbs of the Twin Cities and am glad I found this board. I hunt behind a 4 year old lab I picked up as a rescue a few years back and didn't know exactly how it'd pan out. Thankfully he caught on pretty quickly and after seeing him really flourish last year, the anticipation of the upcoming season is killing me! My last hunting lab passed away in 2015 so it is a great feeling getting back into the swing of things. I generally hit up mostly WMAs and WPAs in the lower portion of the state and although it can be slim pickings from time to time on heavily hit public land, I don't mind putting the miles on my boots and seeing the continued improvement and excitement for it that the dog brings. Is it opener yet? Lol.