Yesterday was my final day out in Colorado blue grouse country. It was a beautiful fall day and the weather was perfect for a listening walk with the bird dogs. I started out at 10,500 ft in the dark timber and took a large male grouse over a breath taking point by my tailless Elhew Pointer Gep! She still makes my heart skip a beat!
I decided to try a different location at a lower elevation…so we slowly bumped our way down to the 9,000 ft elevation and more of a mixed forest. By-golly the grouse were there! I found good grouse cover and loads of berries at this lower elevation. It was a great day all around! Excellent dog work and plenty of grouse to keep me going even though I never fired another shot! I’ll be dreaming of Colorado October Blues until next year!