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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High Plains “Buddy” March 2005- July 3rd 2017
Jul03

High Plains “Buddy” March 2005- July 3rd 2017

It seems shitty things happen in threes,today confirmed that .Lisa took our English Pointer “Buddy” to the Vet because he was favoring a leg ,the results of the X -Rax showed a tumor growing in his shoulder area.We could have had the leg amputated buying us maybe two more months.Over the Phone Lisa and I made the decision to put Buddy downWith his head in Lisa’s hands,His life ended @ 4.45 Pm. In the last 3 months we...

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High Plains “Slick” /05/09/2007 -05/01/2017
May01

High Plains “Slick” /05/09/2007 -05/01/2017

One of the harsh realities of owning a bunch of Bird Dogs is that get  to “play God”.Sometimes in very short duration.Like all stressful and emotional situations,We often ask  God ( or the Powers of the Universe )for a sign to help justify our decision making.I received  “the sign” this morning when I checked on Slick.My  high hopes where that after four days on being on antibiotics his nose would stop bleeding...

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