Holiday Shirts & Hoodies

We just got a shipment of Hells Canyon Beer Bucking Chukar t-shirts and hoodies! They're available on the store, and will go fast. Also, we knocked $10 off the remaining stock of Chukar Culture t-shirts (they're now $19). Get 'em for your favorite red-legged-devil chaser (even if it's you!). We're working on the Hells Canyon …

Hercules

Hunted an old favorite yesterday, and I'm not hiding the location because I'm afraid it's not long for this world. Peat and I went out for a rare solo hunt (Leslie and Bloom are nursing hurt wheels). The rationale was that the forecast was for nicer-than-normal weather with no precip, with an atmospheric river heading …

Control

…I went hunting wild,After the wildest beauty in the world,Which lies not calm in eyes or braided hair,But mocks the steady running of the hour… —Wilfred Owen, from “Strange Meeting “ Hunting’s beauty lives wildly between control and chaos. What do you control? How do you deal with chaos? We have expensive, complicated electronic devices …

Fake

We've bragged for years about our dogs. It's part of the game, I think. Part of the culture. Everybody does it, or badly wants to. The dog work this season, though, has not begun as expected. The theme so far has been The False Point. Maybe the chickens are coming home to roost from the …

Real

About 24 years ago I caught a few steelhead on the 6-weight fly rod my brother had made me years before. He was fishing with me, showing me what to do, wading in shallow, clear water of the Columbia River near Richland, Washington. Seams. Green Butt Skunks. The fish were incredibly big and strong. The …