Feedback

We've almost sold out of Joel Loftis's The Chukar Hunter's Wingshooting Guide, and I'm curious to hear any feedback about it. Leslie has been reading it and keeps telling me things she's doing differently because of stuff she's learned from it. So, if you feel inclined, we'd love to hear any thoughts anyone has about …

#6

I just cleaned 20 birds (chukar, Huns, and dusky grouse). As I've mentioned before on this blog, I age my birds before cleaning them, sometimes for up to 3 weeks, so they tend to add up when we get around to cleaning them. They go from Peat or Angus's hand to my Badlands vest to …

Chukar Science

A while back we took a shooting lesson from a certified shotgun instructor. We learned a lot, it increased the number of birds we bagged, and improved the ethical component of upland bird hunting: more clean kills and fewer cripples. The instructor, Joel Loftis, has written an impressively detailed guide aimed (pun intended) specifically at …

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, …

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 …