L’ecole de Chukar

Our school offers an enrichment program for grades 6 through 12, which consists of two-week blocks of varied "courses" allowing teachers to do things with kids that the "normal" curriculum doesn't typically allow. Since we began this program a couple years ago, students have been able to learn how to create striking landscape paintings, make …

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Beloved

October has always been my favorite month. I love everything about it. The change of the colors of the leaves, the western larches turning golden, Halloween, and of course because it's upland hunting season. October in the chukar hills October is also my birthday month. I almost forgot to send my twin brother a birthday …

Resurrected

We haven't made many videos since Leslie traded the camcorder for a Benelli. I was looking through my Youtube channel the other day, and noticed that one of the first videos we made (and one of my favorites) had been permanently blocked because I used copyrighted music as a soundtrack. I have no problem with …

What It Is

Sometimes, the best way to define something is to begin with what it is not. I think this is because the more stuff we get exposed to, the harder it is to distinguish between things that appear similar but really aren't. The Internet Age has amplified this, as we all know. Social media in particular …

#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 …