Well, decided to run out west on a whim today. Just before the morning duck flurry happens, I realized my dog was no longer next to us in the brush. Spent the next half hour frantically looking for her on a 200+ish acre wma. She ended up by the car. That was a first as she has never ran off before. Well, the ducks were over so we put on the orange and chased the roosters that were taunting us all morning. Walked the edge of the pond and all of a sudden I see a rooster crouched down on the very top of a clump. I call my dog over to have her jump him and in my excitement about the bird/my dog kicking it up, I completely miss. I usually know where I placed my shots (whether or not it was a correct placement is another thing) but I have zero recollection on those. Thankfully my buddy is a good shot and dropped it, right in the pond. After some coaxing, my poorly trained Labrador leaver brought the bird back. The tail feathers on this thing were ridiculously long, but the bird was small, and now completely water logged and nasty looking. Went to a different wma where along the shore we kicked up a wigeon hen. Buddy dropped that one and I send my dog out to get that one. Well, apparently the left wing and foot were all that were hit as it spun circles. My dog was trying to figure out her job with this thing when the bird figured out if it timed it's flapping/swimming it would get away. I called my dog back to get away from it and my buddy finished it off so I sent Bella back out for it. She was pissed at it now and grabbed it quick and brought it back. We then continued to walk around the pond where my dog proceeded to jump about 10 birds with around 15 flushes. 7 of those came at once which was cool. Only got one rooster out of it.
Ended a long day with 2 pheasants and a duck, but it was my buddies first duck so he was happy
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