Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sometimes

To those you spend their days on the water, vast fields or thick coverts you know what it's like to have the distraction of our passion to mask the roller coaster of life. Wednesday was one of those days when being a field was the best thing possible. My Dad was having sugary while I was out on pheasant hunt with my brother, brother-in-law and hunting buddy Adis. The surgery was nothing too major but it was relief to be out on the plains chasing those wily birds. It's amazing that when life throws curve balls at me I always have the greatest opportunity to have the uplands and rivers as a temporary distraction. Eventually you have to face life but it's always easier when sometimes the medicine is the outdoors.
To sometimes!



til next time......

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Standing Corn

The 2009 CO pheasant opener has come and gone and I'm fine with that. The over anticipation was quickly flattened by the middle of our hunt on Saturday. Once I realized that all of the birds where going to or in the standing corn I knew we were in for a long hunt. The good news.....there are plenty of birds and I can't wait until January!! Actually the bird population is the best I've seen in CO. Overall the hunt was a great. The dogs worked hard to put the birds up so we could miss some cherry shots but it wouldn't be hunting if that didn't happen. We'll see if I can make it out later this week.

Snowy bird from Sunday's hunt
til next time.....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting Ready...again

I guess one of the best parts about living in the west is the extended upland season. It seems like it was many moons ago when I itched to see Sept 1 on the calender. That has come and gone and so has the hunts that followed. The elk and deer and are now table fare. But we have yet another upland opener...pheasants and quail. I'll be chasing pheasants this weekend and a few days until the new year. I'll have a greater opportunity after the new year to really to hit the coverts but for now Saturday is another opening day.

Mia from a few years back. 1/07

til next time.....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Freezer is full

Yesterday, I returned from our annual Colorado big game hunt and it turned out to be a great success. We had the usual crew of six in camp and all had a great time. Here are a few photos to tell the story because I'm too tired to type.



A big thanks goes out to our crew for helping each other drag and pack out all the game:
Pappa Denny, Adam , Pete, Pete M & Phil.
Between the six of us in camp we took 3 bucks, 1 6x6 bull elk and 2 cow elk. So the freezer is going to be full and we'll be able to enjoy the fruits of our labor for the next year.
Back to the birds!!!
til next time..............