Project Upland Podcast: Featuring Andy Wayment w/ host Nick Larson

Happy birthday to my very best friend! Hope it’s a great day brother! Here’s the link to Andy’s awesome interview with Nick Larson. I’m very excited about Andy’s book coming out next month. Yes…he’s my brother, but I’ve read the manuscript and it’s great grouse literature. Can’t wait to have the book in my hand!…

POOR MAN’S BONEFISH

Most of my life I considered the common carp as a trash fish.  I figured the namer of this undesirable fish mixed up the “a” and the “r” rendering it “carp” instead of “crap.”  I remembered a time when my brother Scotty and I were fishing on the Bear River below our home near Preston, Idaho when…

Orvis Hunting Podcast w/ Reid Bryant

I was recently a guest of the Orvis Hunting podcast with Reid Bryant. You can find the Orvis podcast on iTunes Podcasts. It was an honor to be on with Reid. Enjoy the summer and bring on the Fall! Setter Feathers….

Double Guns and Colorado Merriam’s Turkeys

It was a strange year in the Colorado high country turkey woods. There was very little snow in the high country, so I expected the birds to arrive to their lek earlier than years past. So not true! I learn this year that the birds follow the green-up and not necessarily the snow melt. The…

PREORDER A SIGNED COPY OF IDAHO RUFFED GROUSE HUNTING: THE HEARTBEAT OF THE WOODS

As many of you already know, I am a ruffed grouse fanatic and love the excellent literature on grouse and grouse hunting. My favorite grouse hunting authors are Burton Spiller, Grampa Grouse, and George King, but there are so many others that have written wonderful books on the subject. For a long time, I have hoped to contribute something worthwhile…

PRAYERS FOR RAIN

“He sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5: 45. Let’s get something straight from the outset: My pup’s name is Rainey with an “E” not just a “Y” like the weather. Admittedly, my first two Brittanys were Sunny (Upland Autumn Sunshine) and Misty (Misty Morning Sunrise) after certain aspects of the weather,…

CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN: DAY FIVE

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” –Edward Abbey I’m a grouse hunter through and through. If I had my druthers, I would opt to hunt for blues, ruffs, or sharptails nine times out of ten. And in Idaho…

FUSILLADE AT THE WINDY MILLS: DAY FOUR IN THE IDAHO UPLANDS

Fu·sil·lade [ˈfyo͞osəˌläd, ˈfyo͞osəˌlād] NOUN a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession: “Marchers had to dodge a fusillade of missiles” · Tuesday night was chilly and Wednesday morning dawned bright and sunny.  The conditions made for a stiff wind all day long.  By Wednesday, I was…

LOVE, LOSS & REPEAT: DAYS ONE AND TWO OF OUR IDAHO HUNT

Nature’s first green is gold Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. –Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Starting on Saturday, October 21, 2017, the Wayment Brothers…

Colorado Grouse Camp 2017

Smoke and heat was the theme for our annual Colorado grouse camp this year.   High above the Colorado river is where I started my day off…but not a single bird was located before the temps hit into the mid 80’s.  Surprisingly, this area has been very productive in the past but that day we…

LOOKING UP FROM A DOWN YEAR

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame Send down the thunder Lord, send down the rain But when you’re planning just how it will be Plan a good day for me Don Williams, “Lord I hope this Day is Good” Have you ever had one of those years that totally kicks your butt? …