First dove shoot on the sunflower field. Lots of birds, but not the easy, in your face birds you usually associate with opening day. Fast birds, high flyers, way more mature birds than is the norm for this early in the season. Usually I kill a much higher ratio of juveniles to adults than yesterday. My two grandsons are growing up on me. Jackson (16) on my left and Lane (13) on my right. Lane bagged 9, and Jackson and I each got the limit of 15.
The next generation is coming along nicely, too. The afternoon's take in the background , 297 birds.
And, what the cleaning table looked like a few minutes later. A dozen sets of hands can make short work of a pile of birds.