Went down to the Kenai Pennensula to grouse hunt with a buddy today. It ended up being a great trip. My buddies 9 month old lab started the day scared of the first bird that my lab retrieved and after a little sniffing and then throwing the bird down the trail a bit as if we were tossing a bumper he could not get enough of them. We only ended up shooting 4 out of the 10 or so that we saw but it was more than worth it. We got a retriever it's first hunting retrieve, got some more retrieves for my dog, got to see a really good snow, and not to mention the delicious grouse dinner my wife and I are about to eat. Fall is great in Alaska!!!