You have to wonder sometimes why two grown men would get up early every morning to go out and thrash about in thick cover that most people wouldn’t go through even if the bird season was open and they were guaranteed to get their limit. Then you have a moment like we did this morning when Ker-B went on point, Jack came in and backed, then when we were trying to flush, I looked down a a little patch of bare ground, and there sat a woodcock. I step back, took out my camera. and took three pictures then had to take another step closer to get the bird to fly. We don’t have the birds that we’ve had in recent years but it’s still exciting when we get one as cooperative as this one.
And if you don’t think the cover we train is can be all that thick, take a look of this picture of Ker-B pointing the above bird.