Terry Knebel came out with Tom Hartman and Ethan Coleman for some dog work and quail hunting. Tom brought out his new brittany, Gunner, for his second time in the upland field. Terry brought his experienced shorthair, Sadie to help out and do some hunting are her own. I set out a few birds and some mini-coveys in the cabin field, Sadie did a nice job but soon tired in the fall heat. Ava and Sol were ready to help clean up the singles that were scattered around the timber on the edge of the field. Some good open and woods shooting in this video.
Steve Dieckmann played hookey to enjoy a great morning in the field. He brought out his shorthair, Remmy, to find the chukar stashed around the East Bottom and Clubhouse Fields. Remmy was on his game, they came back with all their chukar and three bonus pheasant.
Brad Diecker came out on a rainy Friday to hunt some pheasant. After the showers ended, Brad, Hildy and I headed out to the Clubhouse Field into the mist after some of the big birds. Hildy did a nice job pointing the birds and Brad knocked down most. After a bit of lunch, Travis Devall took Brad after some more pheasants with this Setter, Zip and Brittany pup, Jax. They hunted through the Clubhouse Field to the East Bottom finding more pheasant than were set out.
Steve Dieckmann brought out his shorthair, Remmy to hunt some chukar. I set out some birds in the East Bottom and Clubhouse Fields. It was the morning after the Continental Pheasant Shoot, so Steve found a few extras. A couple of chukar got away but the duo came back with a couple spare quail and five pheasants.
Sandy Run Hunt Co. held its first Continental Pheasant Shoot of the season on October 20. Lots of great, high-flying birds and a ton of shooting. The high winds held off until after we were done shooting, allowing the birds to preform well.
Tim Ridderbos brought out his lab, Bella and his buddy Tim Greenwood for an upland bird hunt. Travis Devall brought out his pointer, Sadie and setter, Zip to help find the pheasant, chukar and quail in the North Tinkerfarm Field. They picked a nice morning and an great hunt, only letting one pheasant escape.
Adam Langenfeld brought out his shorthair, Dax and his buddy Bruce Dunbar to hunt some pheasant and chukar. They headed down to the East and West Bottom Fields in search of their birds. They cleaned up all except on one pheasant that started out low and then sailed high over the creek bottom trees.
Bob Buck came out with his small Munsterlander, Cooper, to hunt some pheasants. I set some birds around the Cabin Field for Cooper to point. Bob picked a frosty morning and the pheasant held nicely, except the first rooster.
Tom Hartman brought out his grandson Ethan along with Brad Bickhaus to hunt some pheasant, quail and chukar. Travis Devall brought out his setter, Zip and pointer, Sadie to guide the hunt in the Clubhouse Field. Ethan had some nice shots on the birds with Brad backing him up on some hard flying quail.
Steve Wiseman set up a weekend of hunts for his two sons, Nick and Mitch. Mitch brought his shorthair, Wrigley and Nick his shorthair Remmy to find the pheasant in the Cabin Field on their first afternoon hunt. They came back with most of their pheasant and a spare quail. The next morning they headed to the North Tinkerfarm going after some more pheasant. I followed along and got video of some great rises and knockdowns.