As we make our way up to WI for Grouse hunting we have stopped at our IL farm for a week to check on the place. We were so impressed with the growth of our prairie grasses. We took one of our young dogs Clair our for a walk in the grasses and she put up two rooster pheasants. They are her first wild pheasant contacts!
It will be a good week of training for the young dogs to get exposure to big prairie fields and pheasants. Additionally, we will be able to do some pre-national training with the field trial dogs, as they will need to deal with big grass fields at some point.