We only had three dogs on the truck this morning and didn’t head out until 9:00. After many good days this fall including yesterday when the trainer reported that the Little Thudster had 8 super grouse finds, Today was pretty bad. We started with Jack and he pointed a grouse within 100 yards of the truck and then had a stop to flush on a second one (or the same one again) 150 yards further along and then things went down hill. Jack who rarely has a non-productive had about five and then went back on the truck. Trash was next out and she did the same thing without pointing any birds. G III was the only other dog we had today and she got dog of the day because, although she didn’t point any birds, she didn’t have any non-productives. It was a beautiful day in a cover that usually has lots of birds but today just s**ked.
I won’t be hunting during the holiday week but check back Tuesday for the beginning of a special series of blog posts. Also, pray for no snow until after the first of the year.