Hey, New here. It took me awhile to find this site. I'm on forums in other states as well. High school English teacher (Homestead, Ft Wayne)--34 years, former football coach--28 years (and still believe football is # 1 in Indiana) I have a 6 year old Brittany (who's smarter than I am) and hunt mostly pheasant--here-Ohio-Michigan-Iowa-Illinois-Wisconsin (grouse) Hunt pheasant in Northern Indiana and quail in Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois. I use a 20 gauge O/U because I learned long ago I can miss with it as well as with a 12 gauge and it's lighter to carry.