Puck and I finally found some time to get out and chase some woodcock. The birds have been back in the area for a several weeks now, and finding a few them always marks the start of spring for me — even if it was in the freezing all weekend. Puck is eleven now. We’ve [...]
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Check’em out – styled up and ready to be go. Watch them hit the cover when they’re released. That’s how hunting dogs should look.
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Mar 14th, 2013
The side-by-sides made by A.H. Fox as classic and American as double-barrel shotguns get. A.H. Foxes came in a number of grades. The Sterlingworths were their entry level shotguns. Today, they’re the ones you see all the time on the used markets. Fox’s graded doubles go from A to F. There’s no E, and there’s [...]
Woodcock crack me up. They’re such odd little birds, so determined in their ways, so accommodating to me and my dog, always easy to find, and always a joy to see. They’ll be back in my coverts in a few weeks and Puck and I will be happy to see them. These videos show a [...]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Jan 15th, 2013
Here’s a great grouse & woodcock shotgun. It’s a 20g Beretta/Orvis 686 Upland O/U with 26″ barrels, gorgeous wood, and a pretty fair price ($2600). With it’s straight grip and light weight (just 5 1/2 lbs), it would be great to carry all day and real quick to shoot.
HiFive Kennels in Beulah, MI, turns out some great looking English Pointers. Check out this short video to see one of them. It’s a young male named Chet. Notice how dynamic he is and how easily he handles. Also notice that he’s not wearing an e-collar.
It’s grouse season now in New England. The woodcock are long gone. They’ll be back in March, and as they arrive, Puck and I will in the field to greet them. Until then, we can watch videos like this and think of next season.
When it comes to bird dogs, different breeds hunt in different ways. This is especially true with Continental and English Pointers. Last weekend when I was out with Bob I had a chance to see these differences in action. Check out these videos to see what a mean. This is my English Pointer, Puck. Check [...]
October is the greatest month of the year. I’m sorry to see another one go. My last day in the field was full of woodcock – 24 in all. I spent the day with friend & Maine Guide Bob Foshay. We hit a string of his picture-perfect covers in central Maine and we were accompanied [...]
So Puck and I hit the wood on Saturday. The weather was crummy, with fog and mist throughout the day. That being said, we did pretty well. The woodcock are migrating through Maine now and we got into a bunch of them – probably around 20 in all. I shot 3. So even the weather [...]