Pilgrims & a Great Adventure 

(In)Famous Gary Thompson from snowbound Wyoming and myself (& our 6 canine-cohorts) just returned from an adventurous pilgrimage on the Kansas and Colorado prairies.   We met up in Colorado last week and headed over to the Kansas grasslands to hunt wild birds before the predicted ice storms wreaked havoc on us.  We found some…

Scaled Quail Photo Essay

Anyone that follows the Upland Ways knows of my affection for chasing scaled quail on the prairies specially in my home state of Colorado. The birds are here and with a little bit of effort, research and good bird dogs the birds can be found in decent numbers…at least enough to keep a couple guys…

ImageSetters

Spent the past weekend with a great guy on the Colorado prairie…chasing scaled quail (the birds of my heart) and enjoying the upland life…grateful for what God has created & point’n dogs. Scott Johnson (formally of frozen Minnesota) is a ruffed grouse and woodcock aficionado. He and his family uprooted and transplanted to Paonia Colorado…

The Start of the Crazies

Perfect Colorado weather for a last jaunt across the short grass prairie in search of scaled quail. Bitter-sweetness…the company was grand and the dogs grander! Plans are drawn and dog purchases are being made for the coming fall! I can hardly wait! Idaho for 2 weeks for certain! Pray for the perfect weather conditions and…

Season’s End

The season is winding down…tomorrow is the last day for me and the bird dogs to go out and chase birds. Birds of course being quail. We have had a great season and have piles of memories to hold us over the next seven months til it’s time to be back in the grouse woods….

Colorado Bliss

Choked-bored dogs on cholla-choked grasslands. Gentle breeze from the northeast across the prairie. Day spent alone with bird dogs…point’n coveys of prairie nomads.  Birds go’n helter-skelter! Pure Colorado Bliss Setter Feathers…

>Filson’s Shooting Bag

>This is my favorite piece of equipment while pursuing quail on the heartland prairies. Below are the details per Filson’s website. I’ve had several of them…they’re virtually indestructible too! I have carried water for the dogs, shells and 3 roosters and 8 quail in my bag for several hours on a glorious day in NC…