Congratulations on your first kill ! I can't count the number of times I have been startled by a grouse or rabbit popping out from under my feet, and I have spent many days afield every year for 20+ years. That oh **** feeling doesn't go away. Its part of the excitement for me. I look forward to hearing about more of your hunts keep us posted.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!