BLM Nomads

I have an extreme dislike for politicians. Unfortunately…One of my favorite grouse species is the most political bird in North America. The Greater Sage Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) or the spiny-tailed pheasant as Lewis and Clark described them in 1806 once inhabited 16 Western states and 3 Canadian providences.   Their historic distribution has decreased significantly over the…

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…

>Odysseus of Groused

>Rod Crossman’s Painting (Click Here)Ogden Pleissner Painting 1905-1983Julian on the Isle of Skye, Scotland hunting woodcock Odysseus was one of the most influential Greek champions during the Trojan War, but he is most famous for the ten years it took him to return home from the war…and of course his infamous Trojan Horse trickery. Legend…

>Groused Feathers Again!

>October 1st…my favorite day of the year! Of course it would snow on my favorite day to chase grouse…but any day spent in the uplands is a glorious day! Tim and I looked hi and low for birds, but never made contact! Here’s a few photos from the day. The Kansas pheasant opener is just…

>Grandson, Great Reads and Awaited Painful Anticipation

>Yesterday I was in the office examining a client’s nice setter-dogs and getting them ready for the up and coming bird dog season. The first thing out of his mouth as I entered the exam room was “Only 90 more days”…that exact thought occupied my mind yesterday (01 June 2009) as I bounced into work!…