C.J.’s Family Thanksgiving Upland Bird Hunt

C.J. Spener has made a tradition of getting his family together for an upland bird hunt at Sandy Run each Thanksgiving.  This year, Dave and Logan Holder along with Jim, Chris, Brian and Ben Favier joined him.  They moved their hunt up a few days to avoid the incoming rain and picked a warm, windy afternoon for the hunt.  I got Sol and Mac out first to find the birds scattered around the Clubhouse Field.  They did a nice job, until Sol ran me over chasing an escaping chukar.  So I finished the hunt up with Curly, Doo and Moe, combing the field for the few remaining quail, chukar and wounded pheasants.  Great day in the field, we came back shy only two quail.