We worked this old rooster through the CRP for about a hundred yards or so. Ace would catch him up against the edge and I would rush over expecting him to flush, but he would sneak off into the thick stuff again. Over and over, the experienced dog and the cagey rooster matched wits. The wind was directly into the our face. It was about forty degrees and a little humid. The deck was stacked against the bird today. I just held the camera and watched the scene play out. Over the past 20+ years and 5+ dogs and 200+ roosters, each and every one is special.
|Photo by Nancy Whitehead