My friend and fellow contributor to Upland Equations recently sent me these photographs from his last weeks upland adventure. Julian and his significant other Emma spend a great deal of their spare time training bird dogs…a couple after my own heart. Below are Julian’s words of the weekend…
Hopes all’s going well, and sorry to read about the death of William Tapply. I hope he’s in that great covert in the sky.
Had a great day out working the dogs for a party of 8 guns on saturday. We finished with 76 pheasants, 1 woodcock, and a pigeon.
The labs are really finding their feet, (paws?) now, retrieving to hand both pheasants and duck from water.
Here are a few pics from saturday’s shoot:
I’m very proud of Julian as he has been on a publishing roll…and will have an article out in Gray’s Sporting Journal in the very near future! Julian most certainly has a way with words and the pen! I hope that some day he’ll come out West and help this Pilgrim skin a Griz or perhaps a sage or blue grouse!
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>Shawn, It would be an absolute thrill to come out west with Emma, and watch your wonderful dogs work on grouse.Who knows; we might even bump into Hatchet Jack!Regards, Julian,(Scolopax).