I just joined-been lurking for a while. I come from Minnesota, land of cold, low down sneaky pheasants. Fortunately, I have a good field bred English Springer to find them. Unfortunately, she learned to mark their fall by waiting to see if they fell after the loud noise.
Now that the corn is out and the snow has started, I expect the hunting will get better. I hope my shooting does. I enjoyed some sporting clays to get in practice. Piper has a real disappointed look mastered.
I use a Baretta 626 in 12guage for most of my shooting, but I'll switch to my old Remington 16guage 1148 later in the season because it can reach out and touch them.
I've been hunting the local public grounds so far. Not too much pressure on the birds yet. I hope to get to Traxlers Hunting Preserve this winter. My kids gave me a three bird hunt for my birthday. Apparently I did a pretty good job raising the kids.
Looking forward to getting to know you.