This is my son Kyuss. It was the first day of bird hunting, and we were down the Aishihik Road camping overnight the day before.

We were out target practicing with a Cooey 22, and he’s 8 years old, and I was 8 years old when my dad taught me how to shoot a Cooey 22. Later we went bird hunting and this was the first of three birds we took home. It was more about father-and-son-time and getting away. It was also his first time lighting a fire.

I shot this grouse with a Mossberg 590 12 guage shotgun and bird shot.