Hey fellas. I'm a newbie to retrievers. Will have a pup that will be 7 months old at start of hunting season. I am in Alberta, Canada, so the hunting options for me are pheasant and waterfowl. I have had pointing dogs my whole life, and the first season with a pup was a free for all to just have fun, create excitement, no expectations, and generally bond with the dog. I can see it is much different. I am eager to hunt obviously, but do not want to create problems for myself that are going to be difficult to overcome later, as I hope to give doggie games a whirl also.
So, my question is under what scenarios that I have available to me would you take a pup this age hunting?
Thanks in advance.