Man it feels like all I do lately is work. That's because that's what I'm doing. I'm getting jealous of all the stories from Mid-Westerners and East Coasters telling tales and adventures about chasing Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock. But I bet they were jealous of us chasing Dusky Grouse in the beginning of September. So I guess we are even!
I should mention that I've been able to get out to the training fields at least once a week to get Abby up to speed and to keep Mia sharp. I can tell you one thing that I'm excited about for this upcoming season: rotating fresh dogs through the day. To finally have two finished springers to hunt with is going to be worth the wait.
I'm also gearing up for a crazy moth of hunting, traveling and work. We take our annual deer/elk trip in two weeks. The pressure is on for this trip to fill the freezer for some much needed venison and elk meat. The following week, we get to chase some pheasants on the plains of Eastern Colorado. Then two weeks after that, Nichole and I are driving back to visit her family in Central Pennsylvania. Don't worry it will be worth the drive to chase Ruffed Grouse.
Speaking of gear. I recently purchased a pair of LL Beans Technical Upland Boots. I really think I'm going to like these ugly boots. Yes, they are ugly but man are the light. So far they feel great but I'll give a report on how they're treating my feet once I get out there.
til next time....