OnX Maps Blog Post

I recently wrote a blog post for OnX Hunt Maps on bird dog emergency field care. The piece can be found here OnX Hunt Maps Blog. The OnX Hunt Maps App is the most useful application that I have on my phone when it comes to chasing my bird dogs. I use their app daily…it’s…

WAYMENT BROTHERS’ ANNUAL COLORADO FISHING TRIP VIDEO

Last month, my son, Tommy and I headed to Colorado to fish with Brother Shawn for a few days.  We had a total blast and we caught a bunch of fish!  We took our Go Pro and filmed much of the trip.  Tommy made this video which we wanted to share with you all.  We…

Colorado Blue Grouse

The Colorado dusky grouse season opened on Labor Day this year…getting out of the I-70 parking lot is an absolute nightmare as there are hordes and hordes of people in mass exodus from the mountains. I decided not to brave the crowds and waited until the following Thursday to chase grouse with the birddogs. I…

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…

Sangre de Thomas

Greenbacks have been on retired veterinarian Tom’s mind for the past 5 years.   Greenbacks on brush-choked-dead-fall-log-jammed backcountry streams like described in John Gierach‘s books.  Bushwhacking his way to find those secretive Colorado gems and taking them stealthily on delicately placed dries tied by his own hands.  Easy?  Not if you have multiple sclerosis (MS).  Tom…

>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…

>Blue Grouse Dreaming

>Only six more months until September…the caddis flies will soon be hatching on the Arkansas River, but give me blue grouse country in September–Colorado style. Blue grouse country was made for big going pointing dogs. It’s not for the faint of heart…as many of the family coveys will be found at greater than 10,000 feet…

>Bird Dogs, Blue Grouse, and Caddis Hippies

>This past weekend we camped in one of my favorite blue grouse coverts in Colorado. This area use to hold a few great coveys…and every year I’ve enjoyed chasing them with pointing dogs. However, this spot is near a resort town and the word got out to the general public. A few people without reservation…