Woodcock Hunting – Our First Bird of the Day
Our Second Bird – Followed Quickly By A Mistake
Onto Bird Number Three – Make It A Good One
Now What Do I Do?
Something I love about grouse and woodcock hunting is that you can hunt most of the day without limiting out. Even if you limit out on one species, managing to shoot a limit of 5 grouse is a chore. Flushing five grouse is typically very doable. Actually folding 5 of these birds up and getting them into your vest is an entirely different story though.
This year the grouse numbers are down, so I had already decided not to shoot more grouse.
It literally took me longer to get here than it did to bag all my woodcock. That’s a great problem to have, but I can’t say it’s one I’ve ever had before.
Do I forget what we said & hunt grouse anyways? Do I walk around aimlessly for a few hours? What the heck does a guy do after he limits out in 15 minutes!?!?
Confused, I decided to pack up and head back to the cabin to clean my gun & do some fishing. The fish weren’t biting, but that didn’t matter. It was a perfect day to simply hang out and relax in the boat with Trigger.