Didn’t want to hijack BK’s thread more than we already did….
10 of us went to SD for the opening 3 days. Myself and dad (ole_270), my contractor buddy who’s been getting me in trouble with my wife from before we got married in 2009 (we went bird hunting in Northern Missouri the weekend before I got married, and he’s been on her shiyt list since then), his daughters boyfriend. A former coworker and his daughter and her boyfriend. The fourth year we’ve gone, excluding the 2 boyfriends. Different area, 3 weeks earlier, tons of crops still in the field and hot conditions.
That said, it was a great hunt. Lots of good shooting. Lots of poor shooting. The boyfriends got their first wild birds, the one had only shot a box of shells at clays prior and did some good shooting.
Sunday night sunset was nice
My buddy that ramrods the hunt and our buddy’s daughter and one of his first.
His daughters boyfriends first bird. Spoiled to be loaned a Beretta 391 Gold that’ll likely be his if he sticks around.
My two shorthairs lying through their teeth
Milo on a retrieve
My buddy and Milo in a picture spot…
Dad with the first sharp tail he’s ever seen. First one I’ve seen up close.
Chicken was flying with the sharpies in the same flock.
20 gauge Montefeltro seemed to work.