Getting Ready for The Arizona  Mearns Quail Season
Dec04

Getting Ready for The Arizona Mearns Quail Season

Mearns Quail Season opens in less than a week, this Friday to be exact.From what I have been seeing and the word from those in the know mainly Border Patrol Agents and Ranching Friends The season  should be pretty decent.Here in Patagonia the RV Park is starting to load up and our  normally sleepy little town is starting to develop its wintertime buzz of activity. Everyone is excited ,its all good.But  early season Hunters can expect...

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Scenes From The Borderlands
Nov27

Scenes From The Borderlands

Besides the warm winters Arizona is home to some very spectacular and varied scenery.Personally I am partial to what I see on my adventures throughout the Borderlands which  encompasses the S.E. Corner of the State.It’s unique.It’s an area of the continent where the Rockies meet the Sierra Madre,The Region is referred to as “The Sky Islands ” or the Sierra Madre Occidental.For some of us fortunate enough to...

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Desert Quail Hunt
Nov15

Desert Quail Hunt

It was time to get serious and go out and actually hunt instead of just running dogs.This morning I loaded myself and 6 dogs up and off we went into Cochise County in search of Scaled Quail.I should have been out the door earlier so I could hunt in cooler temperatures ..oh well.The first dogs out of the Truck where Idaho Bill,Kate and Milly . Despite the crappy scenting conditions and the heat they did well.Scoring points on Out of...

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The Opener
Nov06

The Opener

It had been a long while since I hunted Pheasants.For the most part my current Dog String had never been into them.They have seen lots of Huns Sharptails and a lot of Quail but never the wily Ditch Parrot. As luck would have it this year the Dogs and I found ourselves running back and forth between Montana and Saskatchewan.Our first set of Montana Guide days coincided with Opening day of Pheasant Season … We where all in. Off we...

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2017 Farmstead Pics
Oct20

2017 Farmstead Pics

As a Bird Hunter I am drawn to the Abandoned Farmsteads that dot both The Southern and Northern Great Plains Landscape.The Shelter Belts that surround the old homesites are a sanctuary for Wildlife.An oasis to get out of the cold winds of winter and most provide nesting cover once Spring rolls around. Ontop of being a “sure bet” that there is going to be a Covey or two of Huns hanging around somewhere, to me they represent...

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Fly-Fishing or Bird Hunting ?
Sep27

Fly-Fishing or Bird Hunting ?

What’s your favorite Fly-Fishing or Bird Hunting ? I get this question a lot,I guess because I am “all in” on both sports and easily shift into one or the other depending on the Season.Thats the key, The Season as both are seasonal sports. Both Sports parallel each other,in other words or in mine  they are “Zen” sports.If you are into Fly-Fishing just to catch fish then you miss the point and the same...

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