20.08.2010 Starting the waterfowl hunting season with a bang

Instead of heading off to be a visitor in another clubs hunting grounds Ramin decided to stick to our own neighborhood to start the season. Hooking up with a few of our neighbors close to our home proved to be a good choice.

Over the seven or so hours that Ramin and Luka were out, the hunting party got 35 birds of which Luka got to retrieve 25. In the end of the day we had one very tired retriever.

Since the hunt took place so close to home, Anna brought Topi along to sniff the air a bit and get an idea of what he’s been bred for. Since one bird dropped dead in the water right in front of him, he also got his first hunting retrieve.

Unfortunately, if our season started with a bang, it ended with a sizzle. After the opening day following outings – of which there weren’t many – produced only two fired shots and no birds.