After a few trips into the brush and grass I opted to restart Layla at the point of loss. Once restarted she drug me along a small indiscreet trail for about 75-100 yards when I noticed some congealed blood hanging from a leaf. I marked the spot and kept following her. She was very focused, but after 100 yards made a hard right and headed 50 yards down toward the water and brush. Just when I thought we were about to find it another large covey or quail erupted. I brought her back to the trail and she continued down it for a few hundred more yards without any sign. At that point we took a break and I headed back to the truck to get Echo.