Wild Birds…The big moment

When this all started it seemed simple enough.   Get dog, train dog, hunt grouse.   That was it right?   Well things are rarely that simple.  Granted  I think the dog probably did not need as much as I myself needed, but regardless, I am 8 months in, the owner of a fine English Setter, bird launchers, […]

Hunt #3 Bragging rights

After proving to myself that I hadn’t been bragging for no reason, I invited another shooter.  Brian is a lifelong hunter (one of the best deer hunters you’ll ever meet) but has always loved grouse hunting.  We try to go a couple of times a year up to this point dogless.  We’ve been excitedly talking […]

2nd hunt

I have to admit. For all the bragging, I’m a little nervous about hunting with the folks I’ve been bragging to.  Maybe it’s this insecurity that has led me to do another quail hunt a week BEFORE taking one of my hunting partners out to hunt over Gus.  I ordered up 12 quail and took […]