>GrouseCapades

> Two flat tires in one day of grouse hunting…what are the odds? Any day in the grouse woods with bird dogs is special despite the tire fiascos. We searched high and low in text-book perfect blue grouse habitat, but never saw a grouse! We didn’t care, it was a great weekend to be alive…

>Glorious September First

>Just got back from Colorado blue grouse country. Glorious day. More details to follow… Setter Feathers…

>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…

>Caddis & Coffee

>Spring has finally decided to settle in! Between-the-crazies as we call it…the time between the gunning season and everything else! We just pray (as gunners) to make it to another Indian summer and the uplands with pointing dogs and the devil cocker afield. Until then, I plan to hit the river as much as possible…

>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…

>Upland Sporting Literature

>I’ve been collecting bird dog books now for 13 years…and many of my hunting partners and closest friends have been trying to get me to disclose my gundog book source. After L-O-N-G thought and deliberation, I’ve decided to give you all the information now that I have all of GBE’s books (11 years in the…

>Purple Bombers of the Western Plains

>March 5th 2010 News Release US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE Interior Expands Common-Sense Efforts to Conserve Sage Grouse Habitat in the West News Releases Home Page Search the News ReleasesU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Home ContactsSharon Rose (FWS) 303-236-4580Melodie Lloyd (BLM) 202-912-7412Hugh Vickery (DOI) 202-208-6416 ——————————————————————————– Western Bird Found ‘Warranted but Precluded’ from Endangered Species…

>Friendships…

>Over the past 2 years, I’ve been fortunate to make some great friendships. I’ve even spent a few days afield with some of you. I appreciate the friendships, and I’m grateful that their are like minded people out there in this world. Here’s to your friendship and another great year! May we’ll all live to…

>The Latter Days…Now on to the Crazies!

>The season ends in both Colorado and Kansas tomorrow…it’s like losing a best friend! Here are a few more photos from my forays to bird country. It was a good year! I’ll be dreaming for September 2010…

>Kansas Coveys on the Course

>Here are some photos from a recent Kansas trip. Golf courses make for great bird habitat! The dogs had a great time, and we found some pretty decent coveys this late in the season. This time of year, we spend more time counting birds then shooting at them. The 2009-2010 is winding down out here…I’m…

>Just One Time For Me

>Today I awoke at O’dark-30 and headed to a new spot in search of birds…birds being Colorado scaled quail. Stars dangled above in a cloudless sky as the girls (slumbering comfortably in the car next to me) and I sped southeast from home. Today was a day afield in the uplands that dreams are made…