This is probably long winded but it was my first goose hunt and I'm excited.
Got the dog back a couple weeks ago and the trainer invited me and my buddy on a goose hunt this past Sunday with our dogs. It was my first ever goose hunt so that got me excited but it was also my first true hunt over Blue which got me super excited. Trainer took me on a dove hunt a few weeks back but we didnít get anything. Anyway, we had two dogs (both went through the training together) and started with the other dog so my dog didnít get my first ever goose but thatís alright. The brown dog wasnít sure what to do on her first live goose and my buddy had to go out and get it but she did fine on the other geese she was sent on.
At this point we had 4 geese down and went back to the truck to swap out dogs and sure enough, a couple geese land in the field so we had to put a stalk on them. We got one of them but it would be a blind retrieve for Blue since he wasnít able to see the birds at all. I lined him up, sent him and he started hunting short of where the bird was. All of a sudden the bird stands up and starts running off. Blue sees this and makes a B line for the bird as hard as Iíve ever seen him run. He tackled the bird, grabs and picks it up in one swift move. As he brings it back into my heel and drops it on command I think a tear rolled down my cheek. It was the greatest thing I had ever seen in real life. That was the only retrieve he got that day but man was it satisfying to watch!! Now Iíve just got to find some ducks for him!! What a fun sport to get into. The excitement of hearing and seeing the birds come swooping in is something else. Why have I not done this earlier in life!?!
Here are some pics from the hunt.