|John and I with five nice birds. There is a dead one still out there flying.|
Teaming up with hunting and shooting expert John Bender, makes the difference for two reasons. John has a chocolate lab “Junior” who loves to hunt. No matter how cold it is, how windy, how much snow is on the ground or in the air, Junior plows ahead. Working back and forth, going on point, then retrieving a downed bird means we never lose one if it is a loose shot. Second, John is an excellent trap and skeet shooter. If you are a little rusty, and we have all had bad days, John will never miss a bird.
|Chukars are a great bird to hunt. They fly in every direction, and the flite pattern is similar to that of a quail. The best part is they have a really big breast, and make a great meal.|
For an inexpensive way to harvest a daily limit of birds on a limited time frame, go to the Little Creek Game Bird Farm.
With all the snow and cold weather we are having, the turkeys are flocking up. I scouted the farm I hunt north of Fort Calhoun and the patterns are somewhat different. The birds I saw were all south of the usual ambush point. I am now set to get my limit tomorrow or the next day. It just can't get any better than this.
More on this topic to come next week.
Good fishing, good hunting, and good luck. Hank