It has been a long time since I posted and I need to get back into the habit. A lot of things were going on; one thing that distracted me was getting a new knee. But that’s getting further in the past and I’m trying to get back into my groove.
Clinton with the first round of quail.
The knee caused me to miss much of the hunting season. I was able to hunt duck on only one occasion last year. It was fun but it didn’t scratch the itch. To give my knee the maximum time to heal before the season ended, we decided to do a March quail hunt.
It was a great hunt! Five of us were on the hunt and we brought home (65) quail. We did about 4 miles of walking and my new knee did fine but it’s clear I need to work out my calf. I had terrible cramps in my calf!
This was my son—Clinton’s—first quail hunt. He enjoyed it and got pretty effective at quickly dispatching the quail. He was shooting his Mossberg Silver Reserve II 12-ga.
I had my CZ Upland Ultralight 20-ga shotgun on this hunt and, as usual, it was the perfect gun to carry. I love using that gun. It’s light and easy to carry for long periods walking the pastures and it pops up so quick. It’s a quick draw shotgun and that can be the difference between a hit and a miss, especially with (5) of us on the field.
It was a great day hunting with good friends and family.