Elettra’s been doing very well with her refresher training so I figured it was time to reward her with a short 3-hour hunt at the nearby Wildlife Management Area (WMA). I braced her with Mia and was once again out in the field with the two little huntresses.
As for hunting, Elettra was about where I expected her to be – overjoyed to be hunting but still needing a little more conditioning and training.
Mia did a great job of hunting and tracking but somewhere she forgot the part about pointing and bumped most of the birds we found. I did have several opportunities for easy shots on rooster Pheasants but passed them up; if Mia wasn’t going to point them, I wasn’t going to shoot them.
Maybe it was because the birds were runners, or maybe it was the excitement of being braced with Elettra, but in any case, she will need a little refresher training as well.
In any case, it was good to get Elettra back to hunting again.