Quail Forever Bird Dog Blog Post: Dangers in the Field

(Above photo of the huns and pointers was provided by my good friends Dave and Kraig Kruger while rubbing it in during their trip to Montana) Jack Hennessy contacted me a few weeks ago to get my opinion on things that we as bird dog owners can do at home to prevent injury or severe…

Renegades, Root Beers & the Avett Brothers

Andy and I just finished our 4th annual Colorado fly fishing whirl-wind tour this past week. Traditionally the Arkansas River has a CFS around 1600 where we can wade the banks and throw big ugly bugs to voracious trout…but not the past two years. Colorado has had wet/cold spring causing delayed runoff. No despair…we Wayment…

QUALITY VS. QUANTITY?

What do anglers hope to take away from a day of fishing?  I think many anglers would say they want to catch a lot of big fish each time they go out, but the reality is that big fish are tougher to catch and you’re not going to catch as many.  How do you think…

ICE COLD BREW

Besides tacos, nothing wraps up a fishing or hunting expedition quite like an ice cold brew.  Some of you may think I’m talking about beer, but I’m a Mormon so I don’t drink alcohol.  I’m actually talking about root beer; not the brands you buy in plastic two liter bottles (although some of them such…

Colorado Mountain Merriam’s & A 1937 NID Ithaca 16 Bore

Snow…it’s been the story of my spring season…the days I’ve been able to escape from work it has snowed 10 to 12 inches.  I’ve been patiently waiting to see the caddis & BWO’s bring hungry browns to the surface on my beloved Arkansas River and hear the Merriam’s love cry reverberate in the nearby Sangre…

SAGEBRUSH HUNS by ROSS YOUNG

The Wayment Brothers have been friends with Ross B. Young on Facebook for years.  You may have heard of Ross or seen his beautiful hunting and fishing artwork.  I wrote a blog post about Ross’ book, The Way it Should Be, which features his excellent work.  Ross and I recently teamed up in The Ruffed…

Ron Boehme’s The Hunting Dog Podcast

I was recently interviewed for Ron’s hunting dog podcast…if you haven’t heard any of these, I strongly recommend them!  Below is a link to my recent podcast interview. birddogdoc’s Podcast Interview

Finale…The Land Of Enchantment 

   The final trip of the year I found myself in the land of the enchantment with Matt Lucia and Dave Kruger chasing scaled quail on some of the most gorgeous short grass prairie I’ve strolled upon chasing bird dogs.       Matt and I met Dave in southern New Mexico to finish the…

ANDY’S NEW BLOG TENKARA WANDERINGS

I’ve decided to take on a new project.  Not because I need another one-mind you-but rather because I’ve grown fond of tenkara fishing.  My new blog is Tenkara Wandering and I put up the first post New Frontiers yesterday. Of course, I still plan to write regularly for Upland Ways about bird hunting and traditional western fly…

Birds and Dogs and Good Country

  What a bird season we experienced here in Colorado and surrounding states…been a long time coming with 10 years of thirst throughout our bird country.  The final weekend in Kansas was surreal.  A quick recap of last weekend…it was kicked off with a speeding ticket in the thriving metropolis of Springfield, Colorado for going…

Cover Dogs: Makings of Great Quail Dogs

Grouse River Gretchen was 4 months old when she arrived to DIA from Pinkney MI.  My first impression was “Where’s the other half of my dog?”.   At 16 weeks she was scrawny…smallest setter puppy I’d ever seen.  She was a juvenile hellion on wheels around the house.  Several times I recall her jumping the…