Garmin Alpha 100 and TT-15 Mini Review

All charged up and ready to go! I've been thinking about reviewing this setup for a while: Garmin Alpha 100/TT 15 Mini. I wanted to make sure I knew it well enough, and that I had a definite opinion about it. Now that I'm in my 5th season with it, I think I'm there. Before …

Advertisements

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 …

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 …