Classic Boots & Classic Doubles: Gokey Legend

The heydays of the classic American double gun began at the end of the 1800’s and went into the 1900’s until about the start of WWII. Such renowned companies the likes of Parker Brothers, Lefever Arms Company, L. C. Smith Shotgun Company, Ithaca Gun Company and The Three-Barreled Gun Company. John Moses Browning’s last patent…

A Little Love for the Portneuf River

With the help of my son, Thomas, I have jumped into the world of YouTube. My channel is “Renegades and Ruffs” (which is named after my favorite dry fly and my favorite game bird). For his senior project, Thomas made the attached video, “A Little Love for the Portneuf River” with the help of Matt…

FORSAKEN WATERS

Some consider Southeastern Idaho as the trout Mecca of the West. You can watch a thousand YouTube videos covering fishing on the fabled rivers of Eastern Idaho. For someone seeking solitude and big fish, however, Idaho rivers seem overrun with more anglers and boats than fish, especially during the famous hatches. This makes adventurers like…

GunDog Central Article & Coronavirus in Pets Update

The world today is nuckingfuts! This isn’t a political blog, but I’ve been thoroughly entertained with the primaries. Being a smooth-bore fanatic, I tend to vote for the people who support our second Amendment Constitutional rights. Enough on that subject. Below are a couple links. The first is a GunDog Central article I recently wrote…

Canine Osteoarthritis Sporting Classics Daily Article

So far this has been a great season. My young setter Cinder is finally catching on to the game and has made some spectacular points while we were in New Mexico scaled quail hunting. Below are some photos from this season this far. I recently wrote an article for Sporting Classics Daily online about Canine…

OnX Maps Blog Post

I recently wrote a blog post for OnX Hunt Maps on bird dog emergency field care. The piece can be found here OnX Hunt Maps Blog. The OnX Hunt Maps App is the most useful application that I have on my phone when it comes to chasing my bird dogs. I use their app daily…it’s…

PICKIN’ POCKETS

When the ice melts in March and the world around me comes alive again, my fishing switch flips full-on and I love to pursue big browns on the Mini-Madison with streamers.  I have been fishing this particular stretch of river since 2004 and I dare say I know it better than anyone.  Fifteen years of…

Upland Ways Happenings

The Arkansas River basin snow pack is at 140 percent this year and our winter isn’t over just yet.  We’re in that in-between season waiting patiently for the snow to melt and turkey to return to their leks and the caddis to hatch.  Andy was recently featured on the Orvis’ Hunting & Shooting Podcast with…

The Trout & The Grouse

I recently wrote a guest blog post on The Trout & The Grouse Journal. It’s that transition time of the year.  I’m mourning the loss of the upland gunning season and look forward to chasing gobbling turkeys and rising trout.  Hope you enjoy!   Setter Feathers!

BIRDS OF THE VOID

Idaho is home to six native species of upland game birds, ruffed grouse, blue grouse, sage grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, Franklin grouse, and mountain quail.  Idaho’s forest grouse are holding their own and provide unlimited opportunities for those willing to burn the boot rubber to find them.  There is no longer a season for mountain quail…