Just returned from dove season opener with my son. We had a great time, shot fewer doves than we wanted to, but also discovered a cafe in a nearby town that serves an awesome apple pie. All that having been said, I’m giving up on the all-day hunt. From now on, its a morning hunt and then home. Trying to find something to do and a place to hang out for five hours between the morning and afternoon hunt is just too much. And then there’s the heat. By 3 PM it’s almost always in the 100s in the inland San Diego County areas where we hunt. It’s miserable. Sucking down bottled water and gatorade, battling fatigue, spending more time trying to find shade than birds.
But even then, it was hunting, and the alternative was a day at the office. So I’m not really complaining!