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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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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A few 2016 fly-Fishing and Wingshooting Pictures
Jan03

A few 2016 fly-Fishing and Wingshooting Pictures

Hunting and Fly-Fishing is the excuse for being there.The underling reason why you are either standing in a river holding a Fly-Rod or walking behind a couple of English Pointers on some wide open landscape is because you are part or a much larger picture.I Know thats deep but after reading this and pondering my wise words you will wake up tomorrow and go “wow” I get it !Enjoy the pics and have a great 2017!...

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#6 Shot.
Oct16

#6 Shot.

A friend and I had a conversation about different gauges and loads.Rob who is an avid Wingshooter likes 12 gauge guns because of the larger pattern and less chance that the bird would be on the fringe of the pattern resulting in a cripple.Basically he was crapping on sub gauge guns.I agreed that the Hunters with 20 & 28’s cripple a lot of birds, the good shots do wonders but is it the gauge or the load that they are...

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On Huns
Oct10

On Huns

“At the turn of the last century a group of Calgary Sportsman led by the infamous Judge Winters  where concerned with the decline of Sharptail Grouse Habitat caused by land  being cleared for farming.The Judge and his cronies decided that a “new” bird was needed to be introduced to their Southern Alberta stomping grounds.They first tried Bobwhite Quail but they where no match for the Alberta winter. As the story goes lJudge...

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