THE MAKINGS OF A GROUSE DOG

“Ruffed grouse dogs are bred, not born, and once born they are developed, not made.” –George Bird Evans,  An Affair with Grouse Author’s Note: I wrote this story clear back in 2018, Rainey’s second season of hunting. It was accepted for publication in a prominent bird dog magazine and then the magazine editor retired and…

Misty Magic

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” –Will Rogers If any of you have read my book or followed me on social media, you may recall that my American Brittany, Misty Morning Sunrise (“Misty”) passed away unexpectedly in March of 2017. That was a…

LOOKING UP FROM A DOWN YEAR

I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame Send down the thunder Lord, send down the rain But when you’re planning just how it will be Plan a good day for me Don Williams, “Lord I hope this Day is Good” Have you ever had one of those years that totally kicks your butt? …

Hinterland 

Back country remote picturesque sparsely populated lands…Idaho defined precisely. I just returned from my annual trek to southern Idaho where I get to hunt with my brother (and best friend) Andy and visit with my family.  I enjoyed spending time with my mother and seeing my nephews and nieces.  This year Andy and I were…