Pics from our annual, family hunting day, this past Sunday. The temps were perfect - 50 degrees and some cloud cover. We opted for the afternoon shoot (1:00 till dusk) at Forest Ridge Hunt Club in Glenwood City, WI. We had requested six birds to be put out and headed to the field. We decided to run Izzy a bit before heading into the field were they had placed the birds - just needed to get rid of some of her hyper energy. Last year we had quite a bit of snow cover, so the grass was laying down - this year was a bit of a challenge tromping thru the waist high brush (well for Cooper, neck high). The grandkids were troopers, hanging in there for the entire four hours and no complaints, and Izzy was amazing - she worked the field like a pro. We got our six birds plus a straggler for a total of seven (four hens and three roosters).
It was a great family sharing kind of day!
The night before our big hunting day, we were graced with a visit from our Granddaughter Meg - she is now 15 and visits are few and far between. It was great to see her and hope we don't have to wait another year before the next visit.
Izzy and Cooper, chomping at the bit to get started.
Georgia getting lost in the cornfields and
enjoying some nature time (no she is not texting).
I was also enjoying nature time - milkweed pods bursting open everywhere.
Rick insisting Izzy take a break - good luck - she could hardly wait to get back out in the field.
Cooper thought it might be a good idea to carry a very tall weed so we could easily spot him in the tall grass and corn rows.
Izzy and Georgia checking out the catch of the day. We normally do not shoot hens, but this is a game farm - what can we say.
The Happy Hunters