Tim, Melissa and Bella, Pheasant and Chukar Hunt

Tim and Melissa Ridderbos brought out their young lab, Bella, for her first hunt. I set out some pheasant and a pair of chukar around the ponds and creek in the Clubhouse and Pasture Fields, trying to keep Bella close to some cool water on a warm morning. She got better with each bird, learning this new game. Before the hunt was over she was finding, tracking and flushing birds through the thick fall cover.