: Ditch parrots indeed. Those wiley old
: cock's can make a good dog look bad.
D^mn straight. When Gene Uhlman turned pro and moved back to W PA, he trained on wild pheasants. He worked on a big plateau that Gene called "Beck's". I'm sure that Mike Husenits remembers it too. It was loaded with pheasants. I remember seeing Gene flush 20 young birds from a single point. It would be commonplace to flush 100 birds in an hour workout.
Only thing like it I ever saw was woodcock in the swamps N of Mobile AL. We would sometimes flush a dozen birds from a single point, see dozens in a single morning or afternoon. I hunted a big "Ardee" IS in those days and you better get to him fast as he liked to see birds fly. I can remember him flushing 50 or more woodcock from a swamp corner after I had lost him in there for 10 minutes or so. And it was really thick cover - darned hard to swing a gun. Most of the time we hunted the edge and hoped that d^mned IS would flush some birds our way! His bell would go silent and we would just stand around, waiting for lots of flying birds. Harry