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…

Upland Idaho 2011

Here’s some of my favorite photos from my recent trip to South Eastern Idaho. I’ll post some specifics later this week…     Setter Feathers…

Gadabout

Gadabout is a person that travels for personal pleasure…which is what I’ve been fortunate enough to be doing the past 10 days in southern Idaho in search of birds with dogs! Below are a few preview photos from Idaho….much more to follow when I return to Colorado next week. Setter Feathers…

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…

The Master

People just don’t say things or write them the way they used to.  Not to dwell on nostalgia…but we live in the days of instant gratification…the days of go big or go home. I recently finished a great book on 1776 giving the first hand accounts of General George Washington‘s first year as the commander of…

William Harnden Foster Painting

Here’s another William Harnden Foster painting for your blog: Sport’s Peerless Pride, the 1939 National Champion. My old friend Earl Crangle, the legendary professional trainer, rode Pride’s brace that year (Earl was 19 at the time) and even helped scout for Pride’s handler, Dewey English. I remember Earl telling me “I saw every jump Sport’s…

>A View From the Kansas Prairie

>The remaining days of the bird season are coming to an end. I’ve enjoyed following my bird dogs across the Kansas prairie and dream of setter feathers in the wind and the roaring whirr of a 50 birder erupting from the short grass…organized-chaotically escaping. It’s been a grand season. My dogs are thin and worn,…

>November

>Here are some final photos from my Idaho dream trip. A photo essay with the great words from my brother and favorite hunting partner. Andy, thanks for such a memorable trip! Enjoy… By Andrew M. Wayment [Author’s Note: With October quietly slipping away, I am beginning to think of the times to come. This piece…

>Grouse Pot Pie

>Grouse Pot Pie (adapted by Grouse Aficionado & Brittany Man Mark Kastler) Ingredients: 1 and ½ cups of sliced mushrooms (of your choice)1 cup of peppers mixed green and red1 chopped sweet onion1 clove of minced garlic1/3 cup of butter1/2 cup of all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon of paprika and pepper3 cups chicken broth 1/2…