I detest hunting at bird preserves. First of all paying for birds. Secondly, having to (damn near) kick em' to make em' fly. Lastly, lame chit-chat with other guys that think they are hunting. However, the little man wanted to go hunting with me and I knew that a four hour drive east in search of wild, ditch dragons would only cause us both brain damage...hence the pet & shoot. He loved it.