MISTY’S GROUSE

MISTY’S GROUSE “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ― Albert Einstein Have you ever had a moment while out fly fishing or bird hunting that you wish you would have captured in a photograph? Maybe…

GRAY LIGHTNING

“Huns sound fast.” –E. Donnall Thomas, Jr. On day one of our annual hunt, Saturday, October 1st, Shawn and I first hunted the Royal Macnab in the morning with great success.  Since it was Shawn’s birthday, we then went for tacos at a place called Taqueria La Costa in Chubbuck, Idaho.  I bought Shawn’s lunch…

SURE ENOUGH

In bird hunting, there is no such thing as a sure thing.  There are no guarantees that you will find birds, and even if you do, sometimes you can’t hit them.  There’s just too many variables.  But every hunter has a few coverts with prime spots where the odds tip in the hunter’s favor. Since 2003, the Wayment…

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN

For those who have followed Upland Ways, you have probably come to realize that the Wayment Brothers love to bird hunt and fly fish.  For Shawn and I, bird hunting and fly fishing are really two sides of the same coin.  They are both crucial parts of our upland way of life.  We realize, however, that some of…

DUSTY’S NUB

On the backside of my favorite blue grouse covert that I christened, “Grouseketeer Ridge,” is an open hill above the timberline where blue grouse are often found in the sagebrush and berry bushes hunting grasshoppers, ants, and other insects.  It is consistently a great place to find birds. I call this particular part of the…