>The windswept Colorado prairie is home to many creatures great and small…antelope, mule deer, pat rats, jack rabbits and most importantly, scaled quail. Double gun, bamboo, and birddog affectionado Gary Thompson from Silk Lines & Paper Hulls and I set out to the eastern Colorado plains in search of the proclaimed elusive bird of the cholla and greasewood prairies.
We burned up boot leather and blistered our heals…the hues off the horizon changed from cobalt to varying shades of gray as we pressed onward across the prairie with birddogs a running. We had some solid, honest dog work among the rhythmic metallic clanks of the windmills.
Below are some photos from our successful day…
Grouse River Gretchen backing Gep’s covey find
Gary walking in on a point
The end of a perfect day
Gretchen pointing a covey