Goodbye Year

Cold. Cold. Then hot. The virus from hell took one to the jaw yesterday and I escaped the domicile for the first time in way too long with gun, mutt, wife, and good friend. Impossible to pass this up. Cold, bright, dusty snow, shivering dogs, numb fingers. Crops long down. Cover at a premium. Roosters …

Angus the Retriever

I've raved about him before, many times, often regaling his retrieving prowess. Well, Angus amazed me once again on Sunday with his pursuit of a Hungarian partridge. After a nice point at the beginning of our day, a small covey of Huns took off and I lucked out by knocking one down. A split second …

Low Down on Chukar

Well, after my recent post, "Getting High on Chukar," in which I revealed that up north I have seen more birds lower on the slopes than I do down south, I went low over the Thanksgiving break in my spot down south. In other words, I decided to try the northern tactic in the south. …

Cambridge

I moved to Cambridge, Idaho in August to start a new career as a high school English teacher. For me, one of the draws to this place was its proximity to Brownlee Reservoir, the hills near which are famous for chukar. I pictured endless days of nothing but hiking up and down the cheatgrass and …