Duluth's Debbie Waters (foregrouind and Julie O'Connor hunt pheasants in heavy cover during a trip this week to southwestern Minnesota. They hunted near Madison, Minn., as they do each December. (Sam Cook photo)
Debbie Waters(left) and Julie O'Connor take a break during a pheasant hunt to remove burrs from Remmi's ears. Remmi is Waters' 9-year-old Gordon setter. (Sam Cook photo)
Remmi sports blaze-orange booties during a pheasant hunt on Wednesday near Madison, Minn. Debbie Waters of Duluth, who owns Remmi, puts booties on him when hunting in snow to prevent snow from balling up between the pads of his feet. (Sam Cook photo)
I spent a couple of days hunting pheasants with Duluth’s Debbie Waters and Julie O’Connor this week near Madison, Minn. Waters makes two or three trips to the area each year to hunt pheasants, always in late season. She and O’Connor both work under contract with Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, so they’re busy with the hawk migration during October, when pheasant season opens.
Look for my story on the two women Sunday in the Outdoors section of the Duluth News Tribune.
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