Man’s best friend

I just got done vacationing during my favorite time of the year.

My 16-month-old black lab, Bear, got quite the workout during the time. He retrieved a bunch of ducks, geese and pheasants. Chris Huber (aka “Hubey”) brought the camera out during one of the hunts. We were in a cornfield east of Mitchell.

I got frustrated at times with Bear, knowing all the time I’ve spent with him in training. But I was also ecstatic when he’d have a nearly perfect retrieve.

What’s your best story of your first hunting season with your dog? How did it go as smoothly as planned? Any mishaps? How much excitement was there for you?