After a brief hiatus…

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 […]

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 […]

Sportdog 2525 review

Ok…so following the review that’s not a review for the SportDog 2500 here is a real one for the 2525. Customer service came through and without question replaced my defective 2500 taking the other one back on their dime. I ended up with a brand new collar at 50% markdown all said and done…not bad. […]

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, […]

The dogless days….

Late grouse opener this year.   It’s like torment.  I know…It’s only 10 days later, but it’s killing me.  Leaves are turning or turned depending on where you are, the air is getting brisk, and I’m  still hunting squirrels like I was in September.  The one upside to this whole ordeal is that I’ve logged […]

a point, a swing, and a miss…and another miss

We took to the field yesterday for the second tune up session of the season before the grouse opener on the 26th. It was a picture perfect fall day with the temperature just around 70. we ordered up 12 quail and took off. Gus had some great points through the day, but also showed room […]

Another first in the life of a birddog

    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 […]

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 […]