For our first chukar hunt of the year together, I let Conner pick the spot and he chose the area where he had shot a nice buck a month earlier. We had seen some birds on the deer hunt and I hadn't been back there since that day so I was willing to give it a try. The area didn't let us down. After parking the truck I let Conner pick the direction to go. 15 minutes into the hunt we were moving in on a point from Jake. I watched as Conner moved in on the point and was a little surprised to see the rise of a large covey of quail. It wasn't a spot where I expected to see quail and I watched as Conner fired three quick shots and dropped a quail on the third shot. He can fire his 870 wingmaster (20 gauge) faster than most people can shoot an automatic. I'm thinking maybe a little too fast, but who am I to say since he just dropped a quail and is shooting 33% already. Not too bad for a thirteen year old. Jake proceeded to get four more points on the quail as we proceeded around the hill and Conner picked up one more quail before we got into the chukars.
With some pretty good action in the first hour of the hunt I was thinking if nothing else happens from here we've at least seen some good dog work and Conner is having a ball. Than Conner started showing off. Jake's next point was on a large covey of chukars. I watched as Conner moved to the front of Jake and the covey rise. On Conner's third shot, I watched a chukar crumble to the ground and complimented him on a good shot. He excitedly let me know he had got a double and sprinted down and retrieved one bird while Jake retrieved the second.