My female puppy, Long Gone Pickles ( Long Gone DeQuan ex a 2xCH Long Gone Porky ex a RU CH Long Gone Juicy female) getting the time honored tradition “BEEKED “. Meaning her first find where she held the bird, we found her, Hank flushed it to me and I shot it. Then you take the bird and hold the beak and tap the puppies head and say “Beek, Beek, Beek” !
“Hanks” good bitch, “Lilly”, with a bird I shot over her point. She pointed a bunch in this cover, we stopped shooting them. I saw the most “Splash ” I have seen in 20 years in this cover ! Birds are moving, no question.
“Hank & Lloyd with 2 limits of woodcock. It was a good day, with some very rewarding dog work, where every dog had multiple finds. We moved just under 40 birds for the day.
Had to work yesterday. Sat. Oct. 14th, 2023 catering a wedding reception with daughter Ruthie Murray at Sunday River Maine. Filet Mignon and encrusted chicken were part of the menu. Chef Ruthie is in transition of taking over the business, after 38 years it is time for Chef Lloyd to slow it down. I want to hunt and fish more!