Twenty-six states, 32 years, over 6,500 walking miles ... I've learned a thing or two traveling the country chasing birds for fun and (very little) profit. Much of it is most helpful on Day One of your season, from travel tips to picking the right hunting partner. I'll cover them in hopes one or two might be handy, new, or you needed a nudge to remember.
From organizing your gear to what not to do with your dog on that first morning, there's something for everyone in this free-wheeling monologue. Then, we take a look at your ammo and shotgun choices, and what you'll be shooting at on opening day.