Well so ends the workout program known as the 2017 North Dakota Upland Bird Season. Fitbit says about 9.5 miles of prairie perusal today. Well worth it. Each of the pups locked up a rooster that fell to my “Old Man’s“ 1100. Dad would have enjoyed that. Jazz also found her 10th porky of the year...a record. Again, no quills she learned that lesson well but she won’t leave the area till the porky is no more. A fine season overall. Hunting on 7 Jan in 40 degree temps beats moving snow every day like last year. More workout than usual chasing roosters this year. Only 5 roosters below my average for the year though. Which I would never have believed when the forecast for the year came in. Down 60%. Jazz beat her rookie record by two roosters. Although Jazz got many more birds than almost 12 year old Scout, 48 roosters over Old Scout is pretty decent. As they say, “There’s never a doubt with Old Scout.” Time for some fresh pheasant pate and a Famous Grouse...or three. Cheers!