5' from a wild Rooster; held the bird 3-4 minutes until the old guy scrambled-up the steep slope, took a couple photos, then flushed the bird. Wasn't hunting (this is a pristine area I got access to . . . can't hunt it, but can train there & it's full of Pheasants, Quail & Huns. The fun is in watching the pup work, anyway.). Hank is going to be a great dog . . . handles well, considering his age and he knows what it's all about. Saturday hunting was a big zero, bird-wise so I opted to do this on Sunday. Next season at points east ought to be a blast!