Since the quail were all killed last weekend, we switched to pigeons today and worked six dogs on them. Pigeons are great if traps or harnesses as they give off a lot of scent and usually fly well. However, that was not the case today, the pigeons I got this year are some fancy breed with feathered legs and a little crown on the top of their heads — I hadn’t planned to use them until later this summer and then had not been flown much — and it showed. A couple landed in nearby trees when release from traps — a couple just flew a few feet not the best situation — but since the quail this weekend at the trial will probably be wet it allowed for some teachable moments for the two derbies and the first year shooting dog that are going down to the trial tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes.
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