I hear a voice in the distance call, "come around"
my nose is on the ground, I smell something grand, can't turn around;
I'm so close to a bird.
My body becomes stiff, front leg is bent, I'm on point. The birds are so close, the pungent smell fills my nostrils, I want to explode.
Hold tight, have to wait for the fire and the cue that tells me to go.
I see her from my peripheral, now she's in front.
Birds explode, the CZ fires, bird is down,
I'm in for the retrieve. Never tasted anything so grand,
bird in my mouth, so proud, satisfied,
I bring it back, she praises me and says, "lets go find another one!" Photos by Paul Clark Black and Red Photography
When I have the opportunity to hunt with Mellisa, we have a blast! Mellisa Hertz is a guide at Highland Hills Ranch, she breeds Small Munsterlanders and trains bird hunting dogs.