How we did on the opening depends on your perspective. My friend and I only shot three mourning doves. I shot two and he shot one. We both went through over two boxes of shells. So, some might call it a bust and really poor shooting.
Of course, there were all those Eurasian collard doves we shot, to make up for the lack of mourning doves. There is no limit on them and I shot enough I didn't even count them. I have three gallon size bags of Eurasian breast in the freezer.
We had a blast.
Oh, and this season first ruff grouse hunt, Tuesday morning, went well. It was a little on the hot side so we kept it under and hour for the dogs sake. The dog work was good. It was nice feeling the weight of a bird in my vest. We moved five birds. I shot once and collected one bird. It really is early for grouse, only a leaf, here and there, show any of a hint of Fall colors to come.
Well I need to go load the dogs into the rig and head up the mountain for another quick hunt before I head off to work.