Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Woodcock with Copper

Copper and I headed for the Shawnee covert this morning in search of migrating woodcock. We weren't disappointed.

Searching for that intoxicating scent.
We found them in the thickest part of the covert.

The intensity of a point.

Back at the truck I reflected back on Copper's first trip to the Shawnee covert as a 7 month old pup pointing woodcock like a pro, and of a magical day when she was 3 years old and the Shawnee was full of woodcock and I took 3 birds over her intense points. It was the only time I've taken a full limit of woodcock and I'm glad I did on that special day. Now as she approaches her 9th birthday I know, as with Hattie, that her days are drawing to a close, but thank her for the wonderful memories that she has given me.


David said...

Very nice shots Rick. Good for you and Copp!

Mark Coleman said...

I know the season's closed and you weren't shooting when you took these pics, but it's gotta be a special talent to squeeze off a shot in cover like that. My hat's off to you guys up north.