When to go on his first hunt?
I have a lab puppy that I am training for bird hunting following the smartworks system.
I am going dove hunting this weekend and I was thinking about taking him with us if the hunting is slow.
There will be about 3 or 4 shooters including me, but I will hold back on shooting to work with him.
So assuming the hunting is slow (as in each person only kills 3 or 4), is there any reason I shouldnt bring him?
He is 13 weeks old and has been introduced to birds and had guns shot over him before. He is making some good retrieves during training and we will be hunting in mowed pastures where the birds are easy to see when they fall.
Thanks for the advice.