Friday, February 19, 2010
Quail Hunt, and Surprise, a Partridge!
While the dogs were on point, a big bird started to run. "Chukar!" one of the guys shouted. After a few trips across a wide open field after the big bird, it finally held tight until we were close enough to get a shot at it. As it took to the air, it met its demise at the hands of a Beretta 686 Onyx. But when the dog brought the bird in, we saw it was no chukar, but instead a grey partridge. Another was spotted running a short time later, and despite the best efforts of a good pointer and a couple of sportsman, that one is still out there. Maybe next time....
PhotosByBrianCope: Blue skies, bird dogs, and good friends--a beautiful midlands day in the Palmetto State. Quail in the front, partridge in the back.