Casey's a good looking dog. Sure looks happy there. You must be one proud pappa. We got back WAY late tonight. Had a great time. My poor buddy's kid got skunked first trip out (an hour and a half worth) but not for lack of trying.
LOTS of people (our usual group) were allowed to hunt today. But only for the day. My buddy and I however were one of darn few allowed the pleasure of a September 1st to August 31st pass.
Now we will have next to no pressure or people there for the rest of the season. This means we can now take many of those marginal shots he and I pass on with so many people around. Sure we pass on a lot of shots that would have technically been "accepted" and taken more birds today. But all I can say is, there's a reason we get granted access unlike almost all of the several dozens of others. And now we will have a great open field for the young ones and dog to work in. Takes a HUGE load off our minds. So good to know that acting mature and decent still gets rewarded some times. I will have to post some pics in a few days when I get the chance. Until then, best of luck again to all. And remember, it's a two week season, not just an opening day or opening weekend thing. Get out there and get em! Good luck. Must sleep now.......zzz