But there's plenty of activity happening now. Early dove season in the South was hot--in terms of temperature and action. In Montana, I'm told, the pheasants have been thick the past few weeks. And I received a great report from Man's Best Friend regular, Kelmitch, who spent an October day afield in New York with his U. K. Springer, Magnum. Their take included two pheasants and a ruffed grouse. (That's the two of them in the above photo.) Kelmitch has been working hard with Magnum, and it shows.