As promised I am reporting on Adelaides' first hunting outing. I am VERY happy with her performance! (Her humans had a little difficulties getting themselves together.) She pointed her first quail minutes after hitting the ground, but got excited and busted it. So we let her chase it for a while and started over. After that she pointed an held beautifully! She marked perfectly, and waited to be released. Retrieving was a bit of an issue, but that is my fault. She has not seen live quail or phesants; so they were something new to sniff. We only brought home 2 quail, but I really wasn't looking so much for killing as I was to see how she handled herself. It was great to watch her learnd how to hunt...she was putting togehter all the things we have trained on for the past few months. We only hunted for about 3 hrs. It was hovering around 70 that day and very dry. Adelaide was rather tired, but still wanted to hunt.
I am very happy with her efforts. I think for her first time out and being only 8.5 months old. I look forward to the next hunt on the 3rd.