I was able to load up the dog and hit the woods for a couple hours this evening and it paid off with three grouse to hand. Best part is that I didn't have to retrieve a single bird! He delivered all birds to hand and they were in great shape.
This was Bank's first real hunt and he was having a blast. After retrieving the first bird he caught the scent and his motor was on high idle for the rest of the day. I actually had to convince him to take a break and drink some water because he was wanting to go go go.
We hunted five different locations and three of them produced birds. South facing slopes with berry patches were producing birds. All in all it was a great evening to spend time in the woods and shooting birds over a young dog is just icing on the cake.