Hunting North Dakota in the middle of November can be a weather crap shoot. The week before we arrived the highs were in the teens with half a foot of snow on the ground but we lucked out with absolutely perfect weather. We had the blue skies behind this handsome rooster, highs in the upper 40’s and calm wind with an occasional light breeze for our four day hunt. There were plenty of birds but, as you would expect, the hunting is more challenging on these later hunts than what you find in October. This hunt was a perfect introduction for Tex to wild birds. Each day he improved exponentially and by the last day he was working the wind and reliably sticking birds with solid points. At nine months old we are delighted with his performance.
Whack! Love those Federal Premium shot shells . . . . !
This was Tex’s first wild bird hunt. It was a milestone for him and hopefully the first of many hunts to come.
A solid performance by Tex included this staunch point. The resulting flush produced a picture perfect double on hard flying roosters.
Hunting in a sea of grass.
The Garbi 101.
Sharp Tailed Grouse.
Tex on point.
The team, less one who had to run his pup to the vet.
Happy Dog – Happy Hunter!
Why can’t we do this every day?