Monthly Archives: November 2015

Mia’s tough retrieves

Mia’s tough retrieves On Saturday’s duck hunt, I asked a lot of Mia and she responded quite well under challenging conditions. The temperature was in the 20’s with a stiff wind, however a light jacket was all that was necessary … Continue reading

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Sophie’s 13th birthday party

It’s hard to believe that nearly 13 years ago Carrie brought home this little 2-month old bundle of brown fur. But now age is taking her strength, the cold she once enjoyed now brings an ache to her joints, and … Continue reading

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Roasted grouse

I roasted the two Ruffed Grouse that I got last month, nothing fancy but they turned out pretty good. I mixed light olive oil with a little poultry seasoning, black pepper, and a little seasoned salt. A side dish of … Continue reading

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Retrieving basics

Elettra’s last retrieve was a couple of years ago in sub-zero temperature so I went all the way back to square one with her retriever training. I teased her with a bumper that had a wing attached to it, and … Continue reading

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Saturday stroll

Our Saturday hunt turned into a stroll through the countryside as there were no birds to be found. Literally. We didn’t see a single waterfowl or game bird in the air, on the water, or even bagged by another hunter, … Continue reading

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2015 Family Outdoor Festival

Fishing, duck calling, elk calling, decoy setting, trap shooting, black powder shooting, and archery were just some of the free activities available at the 2015 Family Outdoor Festival. For the second year, what began as the Youth Hunt Clinic has … Continue reading

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Not taking No

Doc was upset when I took Mia hunting and left him home. Then he had an absolute fit when I worked Elettra on pigeons and left him in the yard. Since the kid refused to take No for an answer, … Continue reading

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