A tough time of year for me and the dogs! The hunting is done.....and now we need to get back in to the NSTRA game. Ace is ready and so is his son, Bandit. We are arranging for some practice birds to get them dialed in to the pen raised bird thing and also to work the obedience required in field trials, but neglected or ignored in the field. I really enjoy a day at the grounds with like-minded men and women, but, I gotta say, don't give me the choice between a day in the field or a week of field trialing. You know where I'll be.