So, yesterday I met up with a friend for the women's hunt in Modesto. It was a whirl wind to say the least. There were 60 pheasant released into 4 small fields with little cover for 8 ladies. And that alone was a bit distracting because you could look ahead and some birds along the ground... of course I would forget to watch right in front of me then. DOH First bird gets up and I don't get my shot gun to my cheeck..ouch.. Bang bang bang, feathers a flying but nothing is dyin' Damn! Next bird, again, I'm looking ahead seeing one way up the way and not remembering to watch right in front of me... up goes a rooster, Bang, Bang, finally dropped like a rock...then runs..LOL the chase is on, but Kona, he's the man. Catchs him and brings him back. My friend is off to my left and see's three more roosters... Takes a hike over to them ... hmmmm... comes back empty handed. So, back to the middle of the field, here comes Kona with a rooster in his mouth.. DAMN, I hate that but he did good... So, basically I'm done, right, cause he brings a live cripple back. I start working with Cabo on that bird. He's loving it alot but not bringing it back. Back to the hunt, it's all about getting birds for my friend now as I'm done right... but I throw it out there, can I back you up? She's of course more than happy to have that happen... (thank you so much) and off we go again. Cabo the little guy is birdy as all get out.. My heart starts racing because he's really starting to put it all together. I'm watching this pup go from a nice wide sweep, down to a 10ft sweep then 5, then up pops a rooster! Um, cause he was on the right side and Meili would have had to shoot thru Steve and I, I whacked it. Cabo goes right to it, picks it up, puts it down and so we play for a bit but he never brings it back... he's getting it tho. After that we have another rooster flush, right in front of Steve. He ducks, I jump back and Meili smokes em! Damn nice shootin!! We continue after that for a few more training retrieves for Cabo. He starts by finding the bird... then I'm working on gettinig that bird to my hand. Few times he'd pick it up, carry a few feet but not quite there yet. Next time I think he'll do it tho. We were the first into the field and the first out. I think we finished in under an hour. Left and went to the Bass Pro shop... Fun fun, that place was great. Then home for us. We had a quad to buy, we're taking it with us Wednesday on our deer hunting trip to Montana.