Our second full meet day in Kearney (on Wednesday) was spent mostly driving around looking for possible locations to hunt. We followed a lead up North, looking for a field where there might be squirrels, but upon finding it no one at the house answered the door. We did select a different farm yard which turned out to be a really good location! I don't have pictures here, but do have some on our last day as we did return, so I'll tell more about the landowner's then. Suffice to say, despite the warmth (low 70s) and the high wind, I consider Hit Girl to have caught her second rabbit, although it did not come to the bag. We were flushing bunnies across this grassy valley, and the daughter who lives there asked if she could let one of her dogs do some flushing. Hit Girl has never flown with a dog, but I thought it would be a good chance to try. The young lady indicated she had really good control of her dog, Zeus, a pit bull . . . and she did. However, when we flushed a bunny, and Hit Girl stooped and caught it, and bunny cried out, Zeus thought that was just too much fun, and he ran in on the hawk, who released her bunny and flew up to a pole and sulked for 10 minutes. The bunny got away. After she got her beak out of her snit, and the dog was put back in the house, we flew some more, but no further catches. After securing names and phone numbers, I was invited to come back later in the week.
Ghosts of Christmas Past
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