Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sage Grouse week 1

Tammy and I headed up to Ely with the pups to try once again for the Nevada bird that has eluded me for 4 years. This adventure started 4 years ago after drawing a depredation Cow Elk tag. We saw them close to the road and I had no idea what the were. What they resembled to me were the Prarie Chickens that I had observed many years ago growing up in Muleshoe Texas. Further research yielded that they were Sage Grouse (Hens). Turns out there are Blue (Dusky & Sooty) Grouse in Nevada as well, but generally up in the mountains.
Jager posing with Sage Grouse (Hen)

Jager retrieving Sage Hen
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Blue (Dusky) Grouse (Hen) vs Sage Grouse (Hen)

Jager and his 7 types of upland game - Bob White Quail, Gambles Quail, Blue Quail, Blue Grouse, Sage Grouse, Chukar and of course a whole pile of pheasants 


Monday, September 18, 2017

First hunt of the young season

Ryan, Ella, Jager and Kapitan headed to Montrose CO with me over Labor Day weekend for the elusive Blue Grouse. Picked up some direction from a local, camped right in the middle of lots of birds. 4 Grouse in the freezer, great times, I'll take it!















Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Kapitan returned to us this week after his year 2 tune up with BestGunDogs.com


Jager honoring Kapitan


Jager honoring Kapitan, but he gets impatient and looks back at my as if to say what's up! 




Ella fetch!

Ella just almost holding point. Great job after just 3 weeks







Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Off Season Fun!

 Have not posted since last fall! GREAT end of season, fantastic Spring and Summer and amazing news for the fall. Bull Elk tag in 231 (Pioche NV). More to come on that. 
Kapitan and Jager trying to figure out the desert tortoise
Summer fun with the boys and girls! 

It's official, Kapitan thinks he is a human

cooling off after a wilderness hike



What happened to my truck!
Truck turned out nice!



Long tim hunting buddy Michael welcomed Sage into the hunting family. She's finishing up in school this Spring/Summer



The spoils of the blue quail hunt in February

Mule Deer from last October is done!


Garths Mule deer from last October
Michaels Oryx finally done

Death Valley 2017

Hunting buddy Ryan welcomed Ella into the hunting family recently 




Tiger Trout? Kapitan wasn't sure what to think at first