Pilgrims & a Great Adventure 

(In)Famous Gary Thompson from snowbound Wyoming and myself (& our 6 canine-cohorts) just returned from an adventurous pilgrimage on the Kansas and Colorado prairies.   We met up in Colorado last week and headed over to the Kansas grasslands to hunt wild birds before the predicted ice storms wreaked havoc on us.  We found some…

Finale…The Land Of Enchantment 

   The final trip of the year I found myself in the land of the enchantment with Matt Lucia and Dave Kruger chasing scaled quail on some of the most gorgeous short grass prairie I’ve strolled upon chasing bird dogs.       Matt and I met Dave in southern New Mexico to finish the…

Birds and Dogs and Good Country

  What a bird season we experienced here in Colorado and surrounding states…been a long time coming with 10 years of thirst throughout our bird country.  The final weekend in Kansas was surreal.  A quick recap of last weekend…it was kicked off with a speeding ticket in the thriving metropolis of Springfield, Colorado for going…

Season’s End

The season is winding down…tomorrow is the last day for me and the bird dogs to go out and chase birds. Birds of course being quail. We have had a great season and have piles of memories to hold us over the next seven months til it’s time to be back in the grouse woods….

Rookie Mistakes

Glenn and I went to Kansas last weekend to see first hand the hype of how bad the quail season really is in central Kansas…the heart of  gentleman country.  While loading my dog box into the bed of Glenn’s nice Ford pickup, I left my tattered ol’ Sharp-tail boots at the side of the Tacoma…rookie…

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…

>The Latter Days…Now on to the Crazies!

>The season ends in both Colorado and Kansas tomorrow…it’s like losing a best friend! Here are a few more photos from my forays to bird country. It was a good year! I’ll be dreaming for September 2010…

>Kansas Coveys on the Course

>Here are some photos from a recent Kansas trip. Golf courses make for great bird habitat! The dogs had a great time, and we found some pretty decent coveys this late in the season. This time of year, we spend more time counting birds then shooting at them. The 2009-2010 is winding down out here…I’m…

>Uncle Charlie Tales: Yield Not? I Can’t

>This is a short story from Jim Shaver’s blog (CLICK HERE)…Jim’s stories are great! If you want a good laugh and fun read, check out his blog! The old preacher thumped out his favorite “yield not to temptation” sermon and warned against the evils of wild women, the wily devil and white lightning, things that…