It finally happened: Yesterday, I killed my first wild bird over Lexi. It was a woodcock, and I shot it after she gave me a nice, solid point. The one I shot turned out to be part of a 3-bird cluster. They were all together in an alder tangle, and after I shot the first […]
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Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Oct 22nd, 2015
So far, it’s been several days of ups and days. We’ve been finding birds, but not many. Some of the woodcock have been holding for points, but the grouse have been flushing wild.I saw these birds flush on their own, so I know Lexi was not pushing them up. I’ve never seen such skittish grouse. It […]
You can’t hunt on Sundays in Maine, but you can run a bird dog. So Lexi and I made it out this AM for a little photo safari/training run. Lexi hit birds the first place we stopped, and in about 45 minutes she pointed 2 grouse and 2 woodcock. I saw the grouse flush wild […]
If you live to hunt grouse & woodcock (like me), the first two weekends of October are horrible teases. I always high hope for them, but I never have an equal amount of luck. For me, the upland season doesn’t really get started until the last two weeks of the month. And today was the first day of those […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Sep 26th, 2015
“The memories will last a lifetime!” – David J. Wales awaits! If you’ve ever dreamt of shooting in the UK, you’re in luck: The Harding Shoot has a few spots left. It runs from November 15, 2015, to November 21, 2015. .Here are 7 reasons you have to go: 1) Superb Birds. High and fast, […]
Today is the second day of fall – and one day into the best time of the year. Here’s a bit of what I’m looking forward to: Fresh apples, pumpkins, poplar leaves shimmering like gold coins, wool jackets — and of course — bird hunting. Maine & NH’s grouse season opens in October 1, and […]
Found – a great upland shotgun at an even better price! Introduced in the ’60s, Beretta’s BL-grade over-under shotguns were imported into the US by the Garcia Corp through the ’70s. These guns were basically stripped-downed versions of the company’s ASE line of OUs. The BLs feature a shallow, low profile boxlock action scaled to match the gauge. […]
I’m not a big fan of the summer. Heat and humidity are my Kryptonites, so by the middle of June I’ve had enough of it. Lexi was up at Wild Apple Kennel in Dummer, NH, from end of May to last week. Her absence made the summer feel even longer. I work from home, and it was a […]
God, this video makes me envious: Of the countryside, of the experience, and most of all, of the dogs. Running birds can frazzle a pointing dog. This setter handles them like she’s done it a million times.
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Aug 25th, 2015
Get it before it’s gone. This Beretta’s is nicer the company’s new 686s. It’s also less than half the price. If you’re looking for a perfect grouse gun, get it now. If the chokes are a bit tight for you, you can have them opened to right where you want them for around $75 a tube. […]