Need some birds….NOW

Anybody else sick of deer hunting?  This year has been especially torturous to me due to terrible acorn crops in the woods and the fact that the 3 deer I passed up early and the one that I shot that dropped on the other side of the property line I hunt were the only deer […]

Hunt #2 of 2013 Grouse Season

Not a lot to report today.  Took a little jaunt to a new spot I’d scouted a little in the preseason with Gus today.  It was as much of a training expedition as a hunt.  Gus really needs to figure how to take it down a notch when appropriate in the field.  The whining, howling, […]

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 […]