Memorable Pheasant Hunt: A Family Tradition

Last week, I had the pleasure of embarking on a pheasant hunting adventure with my wife and friends, and it was an experience to remember. Blessed with a beautiful, cool day and moist ground from recent snowfall, the conditions were perfect, and the birds were holding tight, adding to the excitement of the hunt.

Our destination of choice was the 4 Mile Hunting Club, a place that has become a cherished tradition for my family. What sets this preserve apart is its excellent cover for working dogs and the exhilarating flight of the birds. In a state where finding ideal pheasant hunting spots is becoming increasingly challenging, this preserve stands out for its quality.

Accompanying me were my seasoned companion, Fritz, and our newest addition, Sadie, a one-year-old Brittany puppy. Fritz wasted no time in showcasing his prowess, delivering impressive points and retrieves right from the start. As for Sadie, it was her first pheasant hunt, and though she initially seemed unsure, she quickly caught on, assisting us in locating crippled birds and even pointing a hen—a remarkable feat for a novice.

Having my wife by my side added an extra layer of joy to the experience. Her patience and support, despite my fervent passion for hunting dogs, are truly appreciated. Interestingly, Sadie seemed to work even better for her, perhaps owing to the bond they share from Ashley's nurturing during Sadie's puppyhood—a heartwarming reminder of the rewards of love and dedication.

To my beloved wife, thank you for sharing in my passion, and I eagerly anticipate our next hunting excursion together.

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