Pointing Dogs & Little Olives

Autumn was made for pointing dogs chasing birds of various kinds around the West for us Wayment boys. (Andy with his Crazy Misty) Of course there’s October baseball…but since the Rockies and the Indians are through…we day dream for the short-lived moments when we can be afield with smoothbores and bird dogs taking in the…

Rookies from Idaho

My younger brother Jake and his life long friend Austin (both from Idaho) met up with me in Kansas to pursue love struck turkeys. We arrived at Sterling’s place on Thursday evening to scrumptious BBQ ribs and tatters…which we scarfed down so that we could get in the field ASAP to chase some turkeys that…

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…

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…

>Chasing Birds with Sterling Part the Second

>Sterling and I made a whirl-wind trip to Kansas Wednesday night to chase quail for the day…what a day we had. We moved 9 coveys in 8 hours of hunting…we kept joking that the stars we aligned right for us! Here are a few photos from our day! Gretchen backing Gep!!! Sterling and BJ the…

>Frosty Morn’n Happenings

>It Finally happened yesterday! Gretchen honored my Elhew Pointer while we were chasing quail in southeastern Colorado! I’ve been working with her all year, and she does great in mock situations but not in real life! What a sight for wind blown eyes! But…can she repeat it? I’ll find out this weekend in Kansas!

>Hunting Quail with Sterling

>Ms Ellie did it again! She tried to catapult herself over a 4-foot barbed wire fence! Bummer!! Gretchen with a sundowner covey! It was 60 degrees at 4:30 p.m.Old farm implements make for great quail hang outs!Nice Tail! Gretchen on a singleSterling’s BJ becomes a quail dog!Strong human-animal bond! Sterling praising BJ for such a…

>Tale of the Two Bands

>I can’t think of anything I’d rather do than chase birds with biddable pointing dogs! Yesterday I met Sterling Monroe (a client and friend of mine) here in town, and we headed to scaled quail country for the day. We had a beautiful Colorado day with long-sleeve weather…and a decent lunch with a thermos of…