Category Archive for 'ENJOYING BOTH'
October’s here — finally. And even though Maine’s state biologists predict a mediocre grouse season and the foliage colors are sure to be muted, I’m looking forward to the fall. I’ll be hunting the last two weeks of the month for sure, and then any other days & weekends I can fit in. After a disappointing 2015, I’m […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Aug 19th, 2016
A breeder I used to know was a blunt SOB. Within 30 minutes of our first meeting he cut me off mid sentence and said this: “Someday you’ll grow up and be done with that.” We had been talking about pheasant hunting in South Dakota, and I had mentioned the numbers of birds we were killing out there. This […]
Right now, the American Woodcock is migrating back from its wintering grounds in the southern United States. Many of these softball-sized birds will travel 1000+ miles as they return to their breeding grounds, some from Louisiana all the way to Maine and Canada. They make this trip twice a year. Just think about that. Amazing. This […]
Warmer weather has come early to New England, and Lexi and I have been out taking advantage of it. Here are some shots from the weekend.
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Jan 22nd, 2016
Like grouse hunting? Then you’ll really like these short films. They’re part of the Project Upland Film: Bird Hunting Film Series a ” film initiative to help promote the future of upland bird hunting and the non-profit The Ruffed Grouse Society.” Check them out now. The Experience: Follow veteran Grouse hunter and New Hampshire native […]
The amount of money and effort that goes into driven grouse shooting is fascinating. This video gives you a bit of an idea of what it entails and results in. It’s a bit long, but it’s very well done and worth watching. It was produced for the Angus Glens Moorland Group, a collection of rural […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Dec 23rd, 2015
There’s killing and there’s hunting: One takes a life, the other makes our lives more meaningful, while giving us the opportunity to show respect and admiration for the game we pursue and the world we all inhabit. This video does a nice job of capturing hunting and what makes it so special.
Lexi and I made it down to Addieville East Game Farm yesterday to chase some chukars along with some friends of this sight. Lexi had never seen a chukar. She’s hasn’t done much hunting in fields, either. So I was a little worried about how she would handle things. She bumped two, but overall, she handled […]