The birds are safe

No birds were harmed during Friday’s hunt, though it was no fault of Doc and Mia.

Doc and Mia work the tall grass

Doc and Mia work the tall grass

With the temperature in the mid-teens and a light wind, the guys were invigorated and hit the ground running. We hunted both duck and Pheasant, and unlike the Pheasants that are planted at the Wildlife Management Areas, these birds are smart and very wild.

Three of the deer we encountered while hunting

Three of the deer we encountered while hunting

We had just started out when I heard a Pheasant cackling, so we went after it. Mia was working her way towards it and bumped it out of range. She would later kick up a big rooster in heavy brush, but I was unable to get a shot at it.

Doc on point

Doc on point

I did get several shots at ducks we that jumped along the shoreline but missed them. Other ducks that we jumped were either out of range, or trees and brush prevented a clean shot. But such are the joys and frustrations of hunting.

Mia and Doc check out strange new ground

Mia and Doc check out strange new ground

We also encountered a number of deer throughout the morning but after a short chase, the guys were contented to simply watch them.

Doc and Mia check out the surf

Doc and Mia check out the surf

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2 Responses to The birds are safe

  1. Good job on finding birds in that heavy cover. At least they got some. We have heard that the duck hunting is just picking up around here now with the season set to close next Wednesday. (Hubby tortures himself with updates about the season…lol.) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

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