Well, there’s been a few hunts to report in the last couple of weeks. I finally broke loose for some much awaited grouse hunting. Made one quick afternoon trip up the road to a spot that I hadn’t been to this season. Bad weather and not a lot of time meant we had to be […]
We did a little more hunting today. Months ago I was fortunate to find a generous fellow not too far from me who had taken to raising quail. He seemed as enthusiastic as I was to hear that his birds were being used in training a legit bird dog, so in return for […]
It had to happen sooner or later. My father came down for Christmas, and we were both excited to get the dog in action. It seemed almost poetic…He was there for that first bird hunt with the dog, and now quite possibly to kill a wild bird over him. But alas…It was not to be. […]
Well, I thought the last post might be one of a kind, but as luck would have it, I had as good of a day today. After my bragging about the last hunt, my hunting partner figured on the outside chance that my wild stories were true, he should come and find out. We took […]
It seems like years since I have done any bird hunting. November is a drag. For us, the rifle season for deer was bittersweet. I did manage to fill the freezer (grumbeling the whole time of course). The one bright spot in the birdless month was the opportunity to watch my bird dog’s reaction upon […]
great journal and well written experiences. Stellar photos to boot.
The aftermath: One VERY tired bird dog! We took another stab today. After hours of deliberation and pouring over Google earth photos, I decided against some of my familiar haunts, and opted to try some unproven ground. I took another shooter with me today. It was the same friend that hunted quail […]