Took my 6 month lab to pheasant ridge today. Paid to have 5 chuckars put out. The guy there put out the 5 birds and marked where they were with a clothes pin and ribbon. My intention was to shoot off some poppers after she flushed and started chasing them. The owner told me to take a few of his 6 shot shells just incase. After the first few flushes the poppers just weren't enough( i think a cap gun was louder) so I threw in one of his shells and on to the next bird. The last two birds we flushed up and I shot them both, dog brought both back to hand . It was an awesome day in the field!