Opening Day in Nebraska is a tradition. Decided we couldn't let a snowstorm keep us from continuing on.. So, we took a power trip on Sat. The interstate was re-opened by the time we headed East. Interstate was clear and dry by Sat morning. Once into Nebraska, the county roads were a mess. There was standing water from the melting snow on all the roads, some with hundreds of yards of single trail through the mud. Stopped to let the dogs have a break from the drive and they kicked up a hen... hmmm good sign.
Once at those favorite spots, we hit the corners next to the standing corn.. no sign of birds..
On the way back, we let the dogs hit the corn, as they seemed to keep going in anyway... sure enough, Rooster - Bang - dead bird. Within 5 minutes, Cass emerged - bird in mouth.... Continuing around the standing corn, again, the dogs went hot.. bird up - bang - bird down. This continued the rest of the way around the field.. some Roosters were in range, others were just too far in.
On the way out, my partner S, got a double in the red grass corner..
So, over all, we had our limit in under 2 hours.. Thanks to the skill and desire of our hunting buddies...GSPs.
The fields are way to wet to get any machinery in them for at least a week, but until they do, the birds are hanging in the safety of the standing corn.