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…

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…

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…

>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…

>Upland Idaho or Richard Edward: Part Deuce

>My brothers and I had 2 fantastic days chasing valley quail and gray partridge. The past few years have been poor due to draught conditions throughout the whole Gem State …but this year, the birds are back! We saw several hundred quail and huns over the two days. Andy and my dogs were awesome to…

>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…