Growing up in northwest Kansas, opening weekend of pheasant season was far more than a “weekend”. It was something that we looked forward to more than any holiday. It was a once a year event where friends and family came together to walk endless miles in search of the majestic pheasant. Whether it was unseasonably hot, sub-zero cold, snowing, windy (which it almost always is in Kansas), raining, or perfect weather, nothing stopped us from our pursuit. Bird hunting means even more to me now that I hunt with my bird dog, Remi. There is nothing quite as awesome as putting in the work to train a dog and seeing the results in the field. I can’t imagine ever going back to hunting upland without a dog. This photo gallery is dedicated to everything upland hunting and the dogs that make it more fun and successful.
Photos in this album taken by: Michelle Haines, Daniel Brooks, Travis Haines, Tim Wood, Trevin Haines, & Tate Haines.