>Coveys on the Prairie Wind

>The windswept Colorado prairie is home to many creatures great and small…antelope, mule deer, pat rats, jack rabbits and most importantly, scaled quail. Double gun, bamboo, and birddog affectionado Gary Thompson from Silk Lines & Paper Hulls and I set out to the eastern Colorado plains in search of the proclaimed elusive bird of the…

>Scaled Partridge

>Ross B. Young The very first time I ever saw a scaled quail was on a friends 40,000 acre ranch in southwestern Kansas. We were invited to his ranch to evaluate the incredible whitetail and mule deer hunting. Of course, I was there to sample the lesser prairie chickens that were said to inhabit the…

>Just One Time For Me

>Today I awoke at O’dark-30 and headed to a new spot in search of birds…birds being Colorado scaled quail. Stars dangled above in a cloudless sky as the girls (slumbering comfortably in the car next to me) and I sped southeast from home. Today was a day afield in the uplands that dreams are made…

>Shirt Sleeves & Setters

>Happy holidays to all…I hope 2010 is all you can hope and imagine for! I’ve enjoyed all the friendships I’ve made through Birddogdoc’s Chronicles! Enjoy the gunning season & I hope you all get out in the uplands with your bird dogs in tote! Be safe and always put your four legged partners first! New…

>Tis the Season to be Gunning…

>Sterling and I met up with JD this morn’ and with bird dogs in tote, we headed to quail country…cholla-cactus-choked-scaled-quail-stick-stab-&-jab ya country. JD brought his beloved setter Folsom with us…Folsom has a tragic story with a miracle happy ending! JD and his father were hunting birds in Montana about 8 weeks ago. They were rear…

>Bird Dogs & Optimism

> Have you ever noticed that bird dogs like their upland addict counterparts are an optimistic lot? We continue to trudge on & on in order to discover birds on the next hill & dale…or over on the cholla flats F-I-V-E miles from where you are currently standing. Tongue’s tough like boot leather, stuck to…

>Tumble Weeds…Pointin’ Dogs in South Eastern Colorado

>Yesterday came with long anticipation! I had to get the holidays over in order to get the girls back into wild bird country. The holidays have come and gone, and we survived! Now on to more important things like pointing dogs and birds…scaled quail to be exact! Tumble Weeds is a lame title, but that’s…