Well Denali's leg is finally back to 100% after he twisted his leg pretty good in early October. He was very excited and worked very well pheasant hunting this past weekend. Dry, cold and windy conditions doesn't make for ideal upland hunting conditions but He managed to put up four birds (3 roosters and 1 hen).
Felt really good to get back into the fields and watch my young pup turn into a man. He worked the last bird of the day for a good 25 minutes and by the time he caught up to the hen it was totally buried in some of the thickest marsh grass I have ever seen and managed to get her up.
Winds were blowing at about 15 mph so making a good first shot was a must. Once those birds get up into that wind they are VERY tough to hit. I knocked down two roosters with my first two shots. We also saw one rooster run a crossed the road on the way down to Mt. Horeb.
I am shooting a Remington Wingmaster 870 this year and love it. By far the easiest pump shotgun I have ever swung! A very nice upland gun in my eyes.