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Lexi becomes a bird dog…

Even though our trip to Maine a couple weeks ago produced few birds, it did give Lexi the chance to get out in the woods and start on down the path to becoming a bird dog. Here’s are a few quick videos of her in action. Overall, she handles well – coming when she’s called, […]

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Awesome duck hunting video…

If this doesn’t make you want to get up at 3am and head out to duck blind, nothing will. I love this guy’s percussion gun, and his attitude toward hunting and old doubles. SITKA: Smoke & Feathers from Rockhouse Motion on Vimeo.

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I’m in a funk. My big hunting trip was a couple wees ago and things did not go well – bird wise, anyway. This annual trip is my bird binge for the year, and I put a lot of hope into it. The ways things turned out left me depressed. I’ve hit the western part […]

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Will the birds be back? That’s the big questions thousands of hunters will be asking as they head¬† today for the opening of South Dakota’s 2014 pheasant hunting season. Last year’s opener was a bust for a lot of people. Back-to-back years of poor rain and thousands of acres of loss CRP took their toll […]

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We’re off to try again…

Lexi and I headed out for our first day in the field last Saturday. Lexi did well, but the birds were scarce. We moved two grouse and zero woodcock (and we hit two of my best woodcock spots). The day started in some classic New England upland coverts – overgrown farmland broken up by plowed […]

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Our season begins…

Today is going to be a great day. This will Lexi first day in the fields, and I can’t say how excited I am to get her into some birds. Grouse and Woodock season opened in Maine on October 1. Normally, I would have been out last weekend. But a wedding and some previous got […]

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Good friends, good dogs, plenty of birds. That’s all it takes for a nice day in the field – in the UK or over here. This is one of the best produced shooting videos I’ve seen on Youtube. It was shot by Jonathan M McGee, a man who knows shooting as well as he knows […]

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It has been a busy month for me – work, getting ready for the hunting season, walking Lexi, keeping the wife happy with non gun/dog related activities, writing, etc. All this has left me with little time for Dogs & Doubles. I’m trying to do better, though., and I’ll do all I can to be […]

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Lexi and I are making the long drive over tomorrow to the Orvis Game Fair and Country Sports Weekend in Millbrook, NY. This event is held at the Sandnona Shooting Grounds – a very nice place – and it should be a lot of fun.¬† There will be a lot going on, from shooting to […]

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Going fishing…

I’ll be away fishing until 6/30. Wish me luck – I’m hoping to break by record for a brook trout. Pics will follow. Any new pup arrives 7/3!

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