Colorado Blues

  Check out Upland Ways for my blue grouse hunting in Colorado’s awesome grouse country.   Setter Feathers…

Upland Idaho 2011

Here’s some of my favorite photos from my recent trip to South Eastern Idaho. I’ll post some specifics later this week…     Setter Feathers…

Gadabout

Gadabout is a person that travels for personal pleasure…which is what I’ve been fortunate enough to be doing the past 10 days in southern Idaho in search of birds with dogs! Below are a few preview photos from Idaho….much more to follow when I return to Colorado next week. Setter Feathers…

Everything Grouse Gumbo

Everything Grouse Gumbo Adapted from Rachel Ray’s Recipe. IngredientsSeasoning Blend:• 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika or sweet paprika, a palmful• 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander, half a palmful• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, half a palmful• 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, half a palmful• A few sprigs fresh thyme, leaves picked and chopped• 2 fresh bay…

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…

>Grouse Pot Pie

>Grouse Pot Pie (adapted by Grouse Aficionado & Brittany Man Mark Kastler) Ingredients: 1 and ½ cups of sliced mushrooms (of your choice)1 cup of peppers mixed green and red1 chopped sweet onion1 clove of minced garlic1/3 cup of butter1/2 cup of all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon of paprika and pepper3 cups chicken broth 1/2…

>That Sweet Season

>“The good Hun dog is a shifty, grinning character who looks back for his hunter every time he sniffs birds and is impatient if you are too slow. A real canine martinet has been known to purposely jump birds when his hunting party dawdles. I have attempted open-country Huns with a cultured English pointer who…

>Grouse Vigilantes

>I just love chasing blue grouse in September here in colorful Colorado. The trick is discovering at what altitude the grouse are residing on the day you’re chasing them as they migrate to the higher elevations for winter. I found the coveys at 9,754 ft yesterday still in the wide-open sage and buck brush feeding…

>GrouseCapades

> Two flat tires in one day of grouse hunting…what are the odds? Any day in the grouse woods with bird dogs is special despite the tire fiascos. We searched high and low in text-book perfect blue grouse habitat, but never saw a grouse! We didn’t care, it was a great weekend to be alive…

>Colorado Blues & other Blogger Happenings

>What’s better than opening day in the Colorado Rockies with bird dogs in tote? Not much! 70 degrees and blue bird skies with a slight cool September breeze was the perfect weather to kick off the grouse season. The morning started with my alarm going off at 2 am. A whorl-wind commute through the mountains…