>Grouse Vigilantes

>I just love chasing blue grouse in September here in colorful Colorado. The trick is discovering at what altitude the grouse are residing on the day you’re chasing them as they migrate to the higher elevations for winter. I found the coveys at 9,754 ft yesterday still in the wide-open sage and buck brush feeding…

>Gone Grousing Colorado Style…Stay Tuned!

>Colorado Greenback Cutthroat About The Western Native Trout InitiativeWith few exceptions, native trout populations have declined across the West, usually due to two general factors: habitat alteration and introduced non-native fish. Remaining native trout populations are often isolated from one another and exposed to increased predation, competition, and hybridization. Continued human population growth, coupled with…

>September 1st Address Change

> 29 more days to glorious grouse season…time to begin the begin. September 1st is the opening of blue grouse season. I have lived to see another gunning season, and the aspens will turn to gold. All is good in the world of setters and pointers! I will be in the grouse woods the next…

>Chris Mathan & The Sportsman’s Cabinet

>I wanted to share a great photo done by my friend (& soon to be Kansas quail hunting partner-in-canine-crime…I won’t hold it against her that she hunts with pointers and hasn’t seen the true “setter- light” yet) Chris Mathan co-founded Strideaway.com and owns and operates a design and marking firm specializing in the shooting sports…

>Waiting on Crow

>My river is blown. I guess that’s expected when my lonely gal is a freestoner…no man’s arms to hold her. So for now, I’m doing all the Spring cleaning and organizing and most importantly day dreaming. Inspecting the gear to make sure it’s ready for Autumn and the stories and groused adventures She’ll bring. Making…

>Get a Bird Dog…

>“The way I figure it, dogs are the most advanced beings on the planet. They’re fully self-realized. They possess unconditional love. They forgive instantly. They’re empathetic and sympathetic. They’re incapable of guile or dishonesty. They’re always in the moment, not carrying the past or fretting about the future. Everything’s always new and wonderful. Every place…

>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…

>Eternity to Rest…

> Many a respectable person has been brought spiraling downward not by fame, fortune, greed or members of the opposite sex…but by a double smooth bore, setterdogs and wild birds in wild places. Chukars in particular. They are burned into my mental retina for eternity. I long for Indian Summer October days…when the frost triggers…