Me and the old guy went out for 3 hours, covered big timber, small timber, and in between, before we got to the 7 year old clear cut we been keeping an eye on. Dogs were hot and tired, went down the creek and missed a bird 20 feet up on the bank. I walked it up, passed on the shot, the old man may have hit it. We watched it fly a couple hundred yards, never got it up again. He had a good shot, must've got a pellet or two in it but it flew strong. Hope it's fine, may see it next year.