Susan Knox Wilson
On a beautiful fall day, in a field of alfalfa several miles south of PebbleCreek, 14 hunters dressed in their finest, most brilliant orange, set out with three guides and six dogs; and, just four short hours later, emerged with a lot of grins and 62 plump, beautiful pheasants.
PebbleCreek Gun Club member Dan Borcher, who organized the event, says he was delighted not only with the success of the hunt, but with the outfitter, Arizona Pheasant and Chukar, a 900-acre hunting preserve near Casa Grande. “It was an easy drive for a great day of hunting and the guides and the dogs were outstanding,” Dan enthused.
The hunters, who started at 8:00 a.m. with a safety review, broke into three groups and headed into the fields with their guide and dogs. Dan gave the guides and dogs a lot of credit for the hunters’ success, but also noted that most of the hunters had spent many hours preparing for the hunt by practicing at the club’s weekly Tuesday trap shoots held at Ben Avery. “The most successful hunts are a team effort,” Dan commented, “and our team was truly prepared for success!”
Dan says the Gun Club hopes to have another pheasant hunt in mid-winter.