Pheasants for the First Time

by Buel Collins, Fiocchi Sales

The crisp, cool air came across the Iowa tallgrass, the sunlight glinting off the dew now frozen in place. I stepped onto Melissa, Highland Hideaway Hunting Preserve’s field selection for my first pheasant hunt. Resisting the urge to flee back into of the warmth of my friend’s Silverado I took the supplied Beretta 391 out of its case, loaded the magazine with Fiocchi’s Golden Pheasant #5 shells, took one last drink of my caffeinated beverage, and headed out into the great unknown.

Ok so it wasn’t necessarily the “great” unknown, but I had no idea what to expect. Not only was this my first ever pheasant hunt, this was the first time I had ever hunted any bird. Luckily I had the assistance of a professional guide, Kreig Jacque, and his wonderful trio of German Shorthaired Pointers.

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