BRET WANNACOTT’S A MILLIONAIRE’S DREAM

It has been a while since I did a book review on the blog. To be honest, I rarely get excited enough about a book to put the effort into writing a review. However, I just read my friend Bret Wannacott’s book, A Millionaire’s Dream, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve known Bret on social media…

Sportsman’s Palette: Collecting Sporting Art Tips

Below is a guest post from the very talented Katie Polhemus of Sportsman’s Palette…enjoy and please see her bio at the end of the blog post! Art for art’s sake is simply wonderful. Art in all its forms is beautiful, engaging, and culturally enriching. Plus, humans have quite literally been making art since the beginning…

THE MAKINGS OF A GROUSE DOG

“Ruffed grouse dogs are bred, not born, and once born they are developed, not made.” –George Bird Evans,  An Affair with Grouse Author’s Note: I wrote this story clear back in 2018, Rainey’s second season of hunting. It was accepted for publication in a prominent bird dog magazine and then the magazine editor retired and…

Misty Magic

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” –Will Rogers If any of you have read my book or followed me on social media, you may recall that my American Brittany, Misty Morning Sunrise (“Misty”) passed away unexpectedly in March of 2017. That was a…

Classic Boots & Classic Doubles: Gokey Legend

The heydays of the classic American double gun began at the end of the 1800’s and went into the 1900’s until about the start of WWII. Such renowned companies the likes of Parker Brothers, Lefever Arms Company, L. C. Smith Shotgun Company, Ithaca Gun Company and The Three-Barreled Gun Company. John Moses Browning’s last patent…

Canine Osteoarthritis Sporting Classics Daily Article

So far this has been a great season. My young setter Cinder is finally catching on to the game and has made some spectacular points while we were in New Mexico scaled quail hunting. Below are some photos from this season this far. I recently wrote an article for Sporting Classics Daily online about Canine…

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…