Happy Jack's 2004 SeasonJack and I have been working hard all summer to polish his style.
After several set backs in attempteng to obtain chukars to rear,
we were able to obtain some peigons. to use in training.
With hunting season beginning in September, we were able to get
out after quail. The opening day was good to us with several points
and we were able to tag 6 birds. The remaining weekends of
September we were not as successful, but we were able to get
into the field and able to find several coveys each time out.
My son, Taran, a friend and I were lucky and got drawn to hunt
Sage Grouse in the Streen Mountains. The scenery was fantastic
and the experience closely matching. In two days, we were able
in successfully in filling out tags of 2 grouse each. The dogs
worked well and gained lots of experience. Jack worked fast and
hard finding a flock of grouse when the pointers we were hunting
with had headed to the truck. We chased the flock and Taran was
able to tag one. Note the photo that Taran has no shoe on. He also
headed to the truck, taking off his shoes. When Jack went on point
he was shoeless and he followed the dogs over a mile to tag his first
October took Jack and I to Deer, Elk, and Grouse camp.
Needless to say, we tagged many more grouse than any thing else.
In fact I ate so many grouse that I craved something else for
dinner. We worked on style to get Jack to hold on point, but
grouse do not coperate. During the weeks we were there,
Jack found over 100 grouse. Coming home was disappointing to
Jack, because we did not hunt every afternoon. The
photo shows one of our successful afternoons. By the By, we did
get an elk.
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