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 …

It’s an Upland Thing

Some of you might have seen this already, but the good guys at Project Upland asked if I'd be willing to write something about chukar hunting for their website. If you're not familiar with them already, it's an impressive operation of ardent upland folks devoted to preserving and celebrating the whole enchilada of pursuing game …

Firsts

Opening day of bird season, always grouse, came and went. I had to wait until after school to head out, and even had to turn away a friend who'd stopped by for a beer unannounced (talk about tough decisions). The continued heat, and the lack of sleep and scores of sick students this first full …

Hats & Shirts

We just added bunch of new gear in our Shop: 6 models of hats, and 5 kinds of t-shirts. I'm still working out some kinks in the shipping module of the shop, so if you have any questions, please send a comment and I'll get back to you ASAP. Oh, and the all-blaze orange hat …

Drones

With the increasing availability of unmanned aerial craft equipped with cameras, the possibilities for improving the documentation of outdoor activities has radically increased. In Idaho, a recent statute prohibits using drones to assist in hunting, including birds: It is unlawful to "Make use of aircraft, including any unmanned aircraft system, in any manner to spot …