Grouse Camp

Glorious September has commenced…days of anticipation are over and the gunning season is upon us.  The aspen hues of green will soon change to gold…but as the poet penned nothing gold can stay.  Nothing gold can stay, so get your bird dogs and take them into the grouse woods of Colorado or wherever for that matter. September…

Freethought or Possibly Opening Up a Can of Worms for Bait Fishing

I have received several emails from bird hunters asking of my opinion on certain bird dog immunizations including the Rattlesnake vaccine by Red Rock Biologics.  I have not vaccinated my dogs with this vaccine because of the USDA conditional license status this vaccine carries (If you read the bottom line on the photo which reads,…

Wayne Simmons’ The Story of Jules Verne: A Watch Pocket Dog

Stoically, I wait on for the upcoming bird-dog season and the aspen auxins to change the leaves from the green to golds of the Colorado blue grouse country…the caddis are hatching on my home waters seducing recluse big-browns to the surface.  Before long, I’ll be in the Colorado high country hunting greenback cutthroats with mayflies, yellow…

The Master

People just don’t say things or write them the way they used to.  Not to dwell on nostalgia…but we live in the days of instant gratification…the days of go big or go home. I recently finished a great book on 1776 giving the first hand accounts of General George Washington‘s first year as the commander of…

>William Harnden Foster

>Excerpt from Animal and Sporting Artists in America by F. Turner Reuter, Jr. © 2008: Foster was born in Andover, MA, on 22 July 1886. The son of a railroad man who was also an avid wingshooter, he grew up around shotguns and steam locomotives and retained a lifelong interest in both. He studied for…

>November

>Here are some final photos from my Idaho dream trip. A photo essay with the great words from my brother and favorite hunting partner. Andy, thanks for such a memorable trip! Enjoy… By Andrew M. Wayment [Author’s Note: With October quietly slipping away, I am beginning to think of the times to come. This piece…

>Get a Bird Dog…

>“The way I figure it, dogs are the most advanced beings on the planet. They’re fully self-realized. They possess unconditional love. They forgive instantly. They’re empathetic and sympathetic. They’re incapable of guile or dishonesty. They’re always in the moment, not carrying the past or fretting about the future. Everything’s always new and wonderful. Every place…