September First…what a glorious day to begin the 2008 bird dog season! IMO there are two seasons…Bird dog season and waiting for bird dog season!
We had a great time in Colorado the past few days. The weather conditions were near perfect for chasing Colorado grouse. The mountain grasses were very lush and the grass hoppers and berries were thick to say the least! AND…there were wonderful grouse…blues and sharp-tails! It was a good hatch for Colorado grouse this year!
We had an assortment of dog breeds from Italian to French to English! No dog breed snobs here! The dogs did an incredible job, and it was a joy to watch them do what they were bred to do! Remember when in the field to always put them first. Check their eyes for weed seeds and hydrate them very frequently!
The summer preseason conditioning paid off on my dogs as well as myself! We ate great food and the company was splendid! I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon! Wish I could spend all my time pursuing grouse with bird dogs!