After letting the guys run the pasture Friday morning, I took the Spins out one at a time and gave them 3 pigeons each. It took the entire morning and they all did very well with their birds. After training, I noticed that Doc’s foot was bleeding where he had a piece taken out of his pad the last time we went hunting, so he’s on injured reserve and is going to miss my next hunt.
Elvis was very steady on all 3 of his birds, however there was a heavy fog and the air was dead calm, so he was unable to scent the birds until he was just about on top of them.
By the time I began training Mia, there was a slight breeze and the fog began lifting. Mia did very well particularly on being steady-to-wing.
Doc impressed me with his being steady-to-wing, which is something he hasn’t been consistent with. The last bird I flushed flew about 15 feet and landed on the ditch bank – I flushed it again, and Doc didn’t move a muscle when it flew right past him and away.