Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Family, Friends and Fun

In the past September 1st couldn't come fast enough.  But this year the summer flew by and the next thing I knew I was on my way up to grouse camp.  The usual excitement of opening day soon settled back in as we climbed the aspen and sage groves in search of Dusky Grouse.

The days forecast called for high heat by mid morning so Pete and I knew the morning's hunt was going to be quick.  We made most of our time but we didn't find grouse in their usual spots but we jumped form covert to covert.  By the end of the second covert we finally bagged our fist grouse of the 2011 season.  The third covert of the morning finally brought in multiple flushes as we found a small brood.  The quick action brought 2 birds to hand as Abby made a great blind retrieve on the second bird. 

As the morning's hunt ended I quickly found my back to Denver.  The next day brought a full day of work and then Nichole and I headed back up to camp for our annual Labor Day camping trip.  A few friends joined us this year for our camping trip. 

Wet Abby

3 Duskies from Opening Day

Chateau de Pete
Once we were back at camp the grouse hunting was limited but the laughs and good times were stronger than ever.   It was great to camp with our family and friends.  Since this was our only camping trip of the summer it was a great time to spend it with them.

Happy Campers

Matt and Johnny

Day Hike

Toro and Abby waiting for a few crumbs.
Johnny Meatball...enough said.
 til next time....


Shawn K. Wayment, DVM said...

Looks like you had a great opener!! Awesome!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Glad you guys have some birds out your way. Bird count here in Western Montana is dismal. Looks like a really fun camping trip. I can almost smell the campfire coffee!

Торгачкин Игорь Петрович / Igor Torgachkin said...

An interesting blog! Good luck!
Greetings from Russia!