Finale…The Land Of Enchantment 

   The final trip of the year I found myself in the land of the enchantment with Matt Lucia and Dave Kruger chasing scaled quail on some of the most gorgeous short grass prairie I’ve strolled upon chasing bird dogs.       Matt and I met Dave in southern New Mexico to finish the…

BRANDY: TOO SMART FOR HER OWN GOOD

In the fall of 2011, my Dad, who lives in Rupert, Idaho, which is 120 miles away from my home town, gave me a German Shorthair pup, named “Brandy.” While Brandy had tremendous potential she was too high strung and too dang smart for her own good. She was too much for my aging parents and Dad…

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…

Wayne Simmons’ The Story of Jules Verne: A Watch Pocket Dog

Stoically, I wait on for the upcoming bird-dog season and the aspen auxins to change the leaves from the green to golds of the Colorado blue grouse country…the caddis are hatching on my home waters seducing recluse big-browns to the surface.  Before long, I’ll be in the Colorado high country hunting greenback cutthroats with mayflies, yellow…

Dreams

When I dream at night, it’s setters in black and white with shadows on the grasslands, a gentle breeze, and the chaotic whir from the mass exodus of a cubby-30-birder-covey of scaled quail on the Colorado cholla-choked prairie. Spring’s not far. She’ll bring love-struck gobbling turkeys and freestone bred Salmo trutta gulping caddis…but until then…I’ll…