My little Golden is the first dog I’ve ever trained. This was the first year to hunt pheasant for both of us. Her and I are very rough around the edges and have a lot to learn. We mainly only had access to plots and CRP just like everyone else here in North Dakota. We definitely didn’t limit out everyday by a long shot but it kept us coming back for more for sure. I think there were definitely a lot of birds in the standing crops that didn’t get harvested around us.
It isn't about quantity, though, is it? Standing beside the crop fields after shooting time is over, and hearing all those roosters talking, can drive you nuts!