Decided to pencil in every Wednesday morning on my calendar to search for birds on the local release site...for my dog Libby and my own mental health (been working 7 on 0 off for the past three years). Needless to say today it rain both water and pheasant! Hit the site at 8:00 walked one side of a field and came down the other. Libby still does not have a real good understanding of what hunting is all about at the age of 10 months, but she is showing some real potential! She stays close, partially minds other hunters (unless they come close), and if field mice were on the menu we'd be stocked! She has had a few birds under her collar, however, never an "unmarked" bird...nor a bird that is running her! Got half way down the other side, all the while commandering her to "over hunt"...she'd dart into the brush and come back out and give me the "what now look"...once again "over hunt"! This time was different she didn't return instead she was zig zaging her way through the poplars and 10-15 yards to my left front...just then a hen pops out 20 yards in front of me running for the other side...sees me and takes flight...swing, bang, and dead! Libby didn't get to flush her, nor did she see the bird hit since I believe the bird double backed, however I sent her out and she came back with the retrieve! What an awesome sight...I can't wait for next Wednesday! Check out my 'girls' smile!