Before Heimbuch's father gave him a shotgun, Heimbuch had gone hunting a few times. One experience was with his father and his father's client at a private club which offered pheasant shooting. Heimbuch says it wasn't the most challenging experience. "You tell the man at the front desk how many birds you'd like to shoot, a transaction is made, and you are given a field assignment," he wrote. "While you, the hunter, are sorting out your gear and, perhaps enjoying a drink from the bar, workers from the club place your prepurchased birds in the field. I can't be sure, but I suspect this involves dosing the pheasant with adult-sized portions of NyQuil, then laying them among the scrub grass of the football-field-sized hunting lanes."