I have never experienced hunting until today. Very well done.
I wanted to cry for some memories of my father like that.
This is a lovely excerpt, Buddy. As the wife of a former wildlife biologist, I know plenty of chukar hunters and will gladly share this with them. Thank you, too, for the vicarious trip to Idaho.
This is a fine, elegant example of male celebration of father-son adventures and daring, exhausting activities. Details such as the sounds, the sensation of grass in one's socks, the difficulty of keeping up, and the 'head in his lap' sense of trust make a tightly knit composite.