Giving Thanks

Our home in the country, Salubrious Basecamp as we affectionately call it, has seen a flurry of adventurous friends and family, hunters and non-hunters, visiting us the past couple of months, each of them wanting a chance to see what all the chukar hunting fuss is all about. We love that our visitors will take …

Going up?

Had a couple good hikes on Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving). I ponied up for the 3-day Oregon non-resident bird hunting license, a transgression caused by the "grass-is-greener" syndrome. In any case, we had a good time. Our vertical accomplishments vastly exceeded my shooting prowess and the coveys-per-hour encountered. The video below is our little story …

Insanity

Was it Einstein who defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and over, always expecting different results? Chukar hunting might expose some holes in ol' Einstein's inference. Last weekend I busted major hump looking for chukar in some spectacular habitat which, in seasons past, has held good numbers of coveys. Angus found …

The time is nigh

Getting close. We've taken to sitting in the boat in the evenings now, imagining, strategizing, speculating, expectorating, and imbibing IPA. Chukar have serenaded us during every fishing trip this summer. Angus has filed away their crowing coordinates. We took a hike last weekend through a favorite late-season spot (which is the same place we took …