of the season coming up here. Gonna be a long spell even with the beagles to run and a coupla preserve hunts thrown in. Had a decent enough season; spent 8 days straight in MI touring around, staying with friends, getting lost, killing a few birds along the way. Spent a weekend up there earlier in the season too come to think of it, got a couple of grouse then and ran my Springer that trip. Fun! Pheasant season started out tough with my brother having health problems it was tough to get out, but after that improved so did the hunting. Lost count, maybe a dozen wild birds this year, that ain't bad for taking a few Saturday morning walks and a few strolls after work for an hour or so. Hope you all had a good one, too. This last week is going to be tough to get out what with Christmas coming up and all. So have a Merry Christmas all, and a Happy New Year.