Spring Color

I love the colors of spring.  It was a warm, sunny spring day.  We chased gobblers all morning and finally this tom stepped into range.  Then we packed up and went home just before the rain set in.  What a great way to spend a Saturday.  

New Gun, New Duck Season

My friend, Joe, bought me a Ducks Unlimited hunting calendar last year for Christmas. It’s one of those special edition calendars where DU gives away a gun every week for a year and I was lucky enough to win this awesome CZ Redhead 12 gauge shotgun. It fits me perfectly and earlier this week I …

Great Day At Sauvie

Sauvie Island is a public hunting area west of Portland with a reputation for being a circus with random bouts of greatness. Yesterday, we found greatness: four hunters, four limits of ducks, one bone-tired dog. It’s a day like this that will keep us going back and tolerating the sky-busting, bad calling, 3-ring circus known …

O Brother Bear Where Art Thou?

Every other year, we are able to draw eastern Oregon spring bear tags and this year, we hunted five days in the mountains. Once we left the truck at the trail head, we never saw another human and that’s exactly the way I like it. I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that we …

Spring Nesting

While hunting for wild turkey, I encountered this goose each day, nesting quietly next to a pond. She had a diversion tactic worked out in advance with her partner, who sat in the water 20 yards away. When I would approach, her partner would make a great racket and fly away, distracting my attention, while …