Spent the weekend in Wisc. - future bro-inlaw is back from Iraq. We walked the property looking for some small game (partridge were elusive, but it was worth some laughs) and checking the deer stands and blinds for next month....got a nice sized rabbit and I must say, my dogs were like kids in a candy store. They loved it. After feeding them rabbit, they were on their best behavior, I guess they thought I was going to give them more.
Hopefully they can go in the field with us next time, as the gunshots didn't seem to bother them too much, and now they know what we are looking for from the scent of the rabbit. Be easier if they flush the game out for us, trying to get a partridge or a rabbit in those Wisc lowlands - ugh. I think we killed more trees than I care to count.
/edit: Will be a good season (and has been for wildlife) with the amount of rain. The sheer number of bear and deer tracks, along with the number of birds we saw - looks like a nice rebound year here in the Midwest.
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