Got a pup (1 yr 2 mo) that was too young to hunt last year but I cannot wait for this years hunt, I have never seen a dog as "birdy" as he is. Grouse opens in 2 weeks, but I have to buy pheasants until the hunt opens in November.
I was an avid bow hunter for quite a few years until time constraints and then an injury put an end to it. I'm still an avid rifle and shotgun hunter though. I hunt mostly on private land in upstate NY, but occasionally do black powder with my uncle on Ft. Dix in NJ. I'm 3 for 3 with BP! Literally only fired the gun 3 times in my life and all three shots dropped deer!
Bottled: Atonement Brown Porter
As crazy as it sounds, I miss squirrel hunting on my grandparents farm. They had a grove of hickories that just had squirrels! Some of the best eating too... My CZ 513 is a tack driver and its nothing to sit in that grove and limit out a few times a year.
I need to find some people to drag my ass out on some waterfowl hunts in the sleughs here. I've been in SD two hunting seasons now and have only hunted pheasants... I'm in prime waterfowl territory!