Author Archives: Twin Buttes Spinone

4H Dog Show 2020

I had the pleasure of judging the 4H dog show again this year, and what a great group of young handlers. The dogs and handlers were judged by their age and experience in categories: showmanship and obedience. The winners will … Continue reading

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Handguns in the afternoon

I haven’t done any blogging since this whole Coronavirus pandemic hit, but thought I’d post some pictures and videos of our target practicing session today. I recently joined the local gun club after years of procrastination, and a good friend … Continue reading

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Pheasant salad

I had one salad over the holiday season, so at least I made an attempt at eating healthy. I defrosted my Pheasant along with the ducks, but didn’t think I’d cook it before it went bad, so I poured some … Continue reading

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Icy waters

I never trust ice and normally avoid it, however the ice lining the riverbank was over shallow water and there was no current that could have swept Doc under. With that in mind, I dropped a Whistler (Goldeneye) and Doc … Continue reading

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Roasted duck breast

One of my favorite duck dishes is a simple sandwich of roasted duck breast on buttered bread, and today’s roasting experiment turned out quite well. After lining the roaster with aluminum foil for easy cleanup, I poured in about ¼ … Continue reading

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Snowy duck hunt

Storm warnings and treacherous roads weren’t enough to stop me from taking Doc duck hunting Saturday morning. The snow made it too dangerous to try descending the canyon to the river, but we stayed awhile to see if anything was … Continue reading

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Northern flights arrive

It’s really nice having a bird dog like Spinoni that can transition from duck to Pheasant in the same hunt. Or partridge or grouse for that matter. I took Doc duck/Pheasant hunting this morning and as the video shows, the … Continue reading

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A Ruffie for Doc

I stopped hunting grouse in Inman Creek a few years ago because they drove sheep through the area, and that chased out all the birds. That didn’t seem to be the case a couple of weeks ago when Doc found … Continue reading

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Doc hunts up grouse

After grooming the burrs out of Elettra from her morning hunt, I loaded Doc in the truck and headed for Inman Creek. My plan was to try and catch the grouse during their afternoon watering. I haven’t been to Inman … Continue reading

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Elettra inaugurates 2019 hunting season

Elettra got the nod for the first hunt of the 2019 season, and we spent the morning hunting ruffed grouse in Wolverine Canyon. Another hunter had already claimed the spot I wanted to hunt Friday morning, so I drove back … Continue reading

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