I've hunted six days so far this season and it's gone pretty well so far. Scouting pre-season, the pheasant numbers looked severely down, but the actual numbers seem to be about where they were last year. On the other hand, I haven't seen many huns or quail. My dog, Cooper, is now 6 years old and I couldn't be happier with him. He did all the hard work for me and busted through ditches and tangled sage brush like a bulldozer. He made a few great points, but I didn't get any pictures of those. Pretty view while hunting I was able to do a little cast and blast while I was there... this one went in to my backing twice! My dad and a couple of our friends walking along the border of some CRP land. This year we've hunted all public land which hasn't turned out to be a bad thing. And here are the results... If my bird shooting abilities were as a good as my dog's bird finding abilities, I would have had limits every day. However, I did manage a couple of limits, one day with no birds shot (plenty of missed opportunities), and a couple days were I managed a bird or two. I'm pretty happy with that.