Tomorrow is my pups birthday she'll be a year old. Last week I took her on her 2nd dove hunt. We were blessed with tons of birds and lots of them being Eurasian collared doves. The first hunt I was alone. I shot 15 collared and 12 morning doves in less then an hour. I knew I could've kept shooting birds but I had two more days to hunt and didn't feel the need to kill more. Besides my brother Tony would be driving in the next day so I didn't want to push the birds out before he got there.
It was cool out but since the dog was still willing to run I decided to walk her to a nearby tank in hopes we might find some quail to point. She had just retrieved 27 birds so I thought it'll be interesting to see if she would point. The first 10 birds she retrieved she actually pointed first and the I commanded fetch and she went in.
On the way to the tank I gave her the command I alwas give her when quail hunting..hunt m up lets go.
We found 4 coveys on the way to the tank and she did great holding point.
Those were three. She did great. The fourth covey had lots of birds but she got birdy and before she pointed they busted. We called it a day and I went to work on bow blinds.