Sorting Out Wily Rooster
I love it when my phone rings and someone on the other end invites me on a pheasant hunt. Not just a hunt, but two days in the field with a crew that owns and runs dogs that love to pursue roosters as much as those that are carrying shotguns. The answer was simple and came quick. Yes.
I have known Jim Clarke for over three decades, and we have chased upland birds many times. It is hard to beat a wily, old rooster that has dodged the nose of a good dog in the past. These colorful birds are masters at the ultimate game of hide-and-seek.
I met Jim and his buddies at the hotel, and we enjoyed a leisurely lunch before heading to the field in the afternoon. I felt a bit like royalty invited on a pheasant hunt. However, on this outing, we would all wear some boot leather to generate potential shotgun fire. Instead of a driven hunt, this was a good old-fashioned search, pressure, and flush hunt.
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