As I sit here less than two weeks until the Dusky grouse opener on Sept 1st I wonder what the season ahead has in store for us. I know with careful planning I'll be able to get out to chase Duskies, Ptarmigan and maybe Sage Grouse before the Pheasant opener in November. I'm still in the midst of Abby's steady training. It's tedious work but it has to be done right. She's making progress but I have to balance her training with my desire to hunt all the while I start the "busy" season at work. It will be a balancing act like no other!!