Booty

After Peat's pad debacle, and the post that generated more comments than any other post on this blog, along with a boatload of very helpful recommendations and suggestions, I'm writing to report on a successful first try of one of the recommended products (thanks, Jeff): 1000 Cordura booties from dogbooties.com. At only $3 each (yes, …

Pad Problem

Peat's right rear pad has been bugging him for a while now, and I thought I'd see if I could get a boot on it so we could look for birds today since hell hasn't frozen over yet. Leslie decided to video the experience (see below). Obviously, the boot was a no-go. I'm not sure …

I’ve Been Cast

Surprised this week by the good folks at Project Upland: they asked if I'd be willing to be interviewed for their podcast series. I was happy to oblige, and really enjoyed talking with the host Nick Larson. This was the second interview I've granted in my short life; the first was in 1978, when a …

Checking In

It's been a while since I posted, so I thought I'd check in and say that we're still hitting it hard. We've tried lots of new places this season, and revisited some old ones, with mixed results. Last week I hunted four days in a row for the first time ever. Angus had to sit …

Chukar Spaces

It's rare in life to be embraced warmly by the unexpected, or at least in my life it's been rare. Now that we're "old people," I think I'm more attuned to the expectation that things shouldn't change very dramatically, but this seems dramatic somehow. It's not so much that I'm thrilled my wife is hunting, …

Chukar Boot Review: La Sportiva Gore-Tex® Trango S Evo Mountaineering Boots

Since my beloved Asolo Cotopaxi boots bare-treaded out on me at the beginning of last season, I've been searching for a suitable replacement. Last year I wrote about some boots I tried, and they got me through the season. But I wasn't satisfied. So I kept looking. Key ingredients for me are sole stiffness and …