Scaled Quail Country—Happy Holidays

Here’s some of my favorite photos from scaled quail country that I’ve collected over the years.  Merry Christmas to all my family and friends out there in blogger land. See ya on the prairie! Setter Feathers…

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…

Scaled Quail in a Gale

Today was the opening of Colorado’s quail and pheasant season.  It was a beautiful day on the eastern prairies…minus the 50 mph wind.  The dogs performed near flawless…Gary’s Lilly had a great find which was her first point on wild birds.  The prairies are dry and it was very evident today…the southeast is parched.  …

Coccygeal Muscle Injury: (AKA)Limber Tail Syndrome

I arrived the first afternoon in southeastern Idaho to chase sharp-tailed grouse and gray partridge after an 11 hour white-knuckled drive…I left Colorado at O’dark-30 so that Andy and I could get in a half day’s hunt before heading to our folks home.  We were told of a place where our brother Scott and his…

>Making of a Bird Dog

>Quail are the perfect bird to make a bird dog. I’ve seen several dogs have their lights flip and shine brightly while in pursuit of these delectable birds. I’ve also witnessed some season veterans go berserk. My first pointer, Jibbers, lost her mind once on a thousand bird covey of valley quail on the Snake…

>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…