Millions of hunters like those shown in color on the following pages are in the field this fall in quest of America's favorite game bird. The season opened Oct. 1 in Maine, does not begin until Nov. 21 in California. J. Baxter Gardner of Hastings, N.Y. (opposite) is having an experience common to most hunters—holding fire when a hen bursts cover. As usual, hens are protected, and as usual there are too many of them.
The most tense moment in pheasant hunting is shown in this tableau as a cock pheasant goes all out against an autumn sky and the dog breaks point. At this moment the gunners face the supreme test of discipline, for a shot at such short distance would ruin it for the table
The inner reward of good teamwork is written on the happy faces of Fred Armstrong of Anoka, Minn. and his dog after a shooting