Spring Turkey Finale 2017

It was Memorial Day weekend 2017: sunny and hot in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  The last weekend to hunt spring turkeys.  On my final morning hunt, I parked the truck at the edge of an orchard grass field, walked to the center, and sat down. It was in this very spot that I was outwitted by …

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.  

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 …