Our season is in full swing and Gracie is learning every outing! She has had  2 – 12 duck hunts and 1 -10 duck hunt with a number of 4 and 5 retrieve hunts mixed in. She is really picking up different scenarios of cripples, marking and long drops. She is so steady, I just cannot believe it. Absolutely NO sign of gun shyness anymore! This dog is champion caliber now and getting better with every hunt! Here are some pics of my hunt last Sunday. Lots of birds working and we canned 12 ducks and 6 geese when all was said and done. Gracie rocked!!  I will keep you informed as our second split opens this Saturday and The ducks are thick in our marsh. We move from primarily open water to VERY dense marsh and 8 foot cattails. She is ready!