After getting our annual "Smith Family Pheasant Hunt" accomplished we packed up the car and headed for Broulee.
Four hours of hunting in the rain proved to be a challenge, but we managed to get our six birds and everyone, but mostly Izzy, enjoyed the day. She is not taking her eyes off of those birds.
Because we hunt at a game farm, we are allowed to hunt hens. These six birds made for a very tasty meal of Pheasant roll-ups (breast meat, stuffed with stuffing and wrapped in bacon), and Pheasant Pot Pie.
Izzy and Georgia checking out the birds.
Hard to believe we could wear out Izzy, but here she is the day after the shoot. Dog tired, but making sure she doesn't miss the next hunt. Rick had just finished re waxing his hunting chaps and I guess she figured if she slept on them she would know if we tried to go hunting without her. That is her orange vest on the right, pretty much tore to shreds and drying out by the fireplace.
Monday we packed Jabby, Leggie and Izzy's favorite treat (donut holes) in preparation for a Tuesday departure. Our kids are now in charge of the "Smith Compound" and we look forward to wintering somewhere warm. We are now back at AYB, getting organized, trying to remember how everything operates and getting provisions.
Also trying to figure out where all this stuff will go.
Anyway good to be back on the water. Will be here through Thanksgiving and then start heading south. On a side note - the Great Bridge Lock is broken, again. This time it will be needing a serious fix. Right now they are only locking boats thru on low tide so boats arrive at AYB in herds.
Sunrise on Great Bridge. Friday temps reached 72, today as I post this our high will be 32 - Time to get moving!!
Breaking news from the Smith Compound:
Introducing our new Granddog - Riley. Oh, My Gosh - adorable!!