Cold winter day in Iowa, at least 6 inches of snow fell the night before. Dogs are tracking birds that have been buried under the snow in their grassy lairs. My buddy's springer plows into a snow mound and disappears completely, my springer follows suit in through the same hole and gone. 1 -2 seconds later out from underneath the fresh undisturbed snow mound burst the pheasant, first springer plows through the little hole to shoulders stops, underneath the chest of the first dog comes my dog exposed to shoulders and stops. Both holding as trained waiting for the signal to retrieved downed bird. All you could expect exept that it was a hen.
And it's just plain cool to watch a 40lb springer retrieve a 10lb goose from land or water.
When I retire I will be waterfowl hunting all the best places in the world. Golfing is for those who lack vision and it's a pure waste of time and money. Want help planning financially for your duck hunting future? Send me a PM.