Another day off….Grouse galore

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 […]

Personal record…an unbelievable day.

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 […]

THE OUTHOUSE COVERT

great journal and well written experiences. Stellar photos to boot.

3rd Wild Birds (3 hunts in 6 days

  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 […]

2nd wild bird hunt

I wish I had some great pictures of all the birds I killed…but I’m still working on photoshoping a few in.  The man that tells you he is good at hitting grouse, is a liar.  No question about it….These things don’t get hit easily.  I firmly believe that 90% or better of the birds killed […]

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 […]

The first hunt…the day has arrived

After some mild coaxing on my part directed at my father I finally managed to convince him that the dog was indeed ready and that a bird hunt would in fact be good for him.  Let me just say this- my father is unshakeable in his practical sensibilities.  From the beginning of my bird dog […]