Once while hunting with my oldest daughter when she was a young girl about 12 she said offhand to me “You can’t take your hunting license to heaven, but you can take your memories so make a lot of them.”

I have kept that pearl of wisdom in my mind ever since and taken every chance to make those kinds of memories with my kids. 

Yesterday even though the heat was blazing we took the French Brittanys out to work on some Chukar getting them ready for opening day just a month away.

I always wish someone would raise all kinds of grouse as a hobby so I could get grouse for training as well. 

At any rate, we had some great dog work, some great shooting and lasting memories. Thanks kids. And thank you to the great French Brittanys we hunt with.