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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Gus on point being released to relocate on a moving bird.
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 […]