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Lucas Stone - USA

Family time

7 x 18 x 6     A cold breeze that bites the nose moves across an over grown field in Michigan slightly bending the golden, straw like grass in front of me as I scan left and right for our elusive prey. Walking a few feet apart, in a line, shoulder to shoulder we make our second pass through the filed goading our dogs on ahead of us to “get the bird!” paying careful attention to the nuanced cues the Labradors give us. This is at least my 12th year attending a four-generation family tradition of pheasant hunting after thanksgiving. While none of us may be the best hunters in the Midwest we’ve gone out for for as long as I can remember for the conversation and camaraderie of family it brings.