Over all I would say we had a great time. The operation is very new and has a couple bugs to work out, but he will get them worked out and I see that he will have a good future in this hunting operation. He's got lots of room, and a great easy access location. Plus he is going to improve a campsite location for campers to pitch up during the hunt.
I don't want to go into the "bugs in the operation" as it's way too early in the business to dwell on a couple things that were not a big issue anyway. I'm not sure how many birds were killed in total but there were a lot of dead birds at the end of the day. Bushman was totally spent by the end of the trip. He must have put on 50 miles. He laid still all the way home and was stiff to get up after we got home and he had to get out of the truck. Then he slept without moving the rest of the night! Today he's back to full power, but he was drained last night!
I think he pointed 10 or 12 birds (a few he pointed twice) and flushed two in minimal cover. He retrieved all that we shot, including one we thought was winged. We had to run up a hill as he flew over the crest. Before we got to the top he was on his way back with the bird. We were both surprised as that bird was still flying last we saw it. I hunted the whole day with Josh otherwise known as "Rivertraveler". It was my pleasure to have hunted with such a good guy, we had a really great time sharing the hunt.
This was The second Gamefishin group event, and certainly not the last one. I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that this will happen again at Wiskey Dick ranch. I think the next event will be a two day hunt though. That way we can have the second day to clean up the left overs of the first day, and add some new birds for a second group of hunters. That would make a Saturday night gathering for more people.
One thing is for absolute certain, you cannot have too many good dogs at this place, it's huge and the sage brush hides the dog quite often when it's on point. It also makes it very hard for the dog to see where you are at so he can hunt close. I've hunted a number of different places this fall and winter, but this one has some special challanges with the tall dense brush.
I'm sure there will be plenty more feedback from the group. Over all a success in my opinion, and lots of fun getting to meet the guys, and the polite and well behaved young hunters as well!