Saturday, January 23, 2010
Left work early on Thursday to give Hattie one last chance to find a grouse this hunting season. We went to my Thomas trail cover where last year she gave me a nice point that resulted in a shot bird. The snow lay on portions of the trail as we started in.
Along the side of this ridge I hear Hattie's beeper collar go on point. The deer trail I was following went above her and I stayed on it as the path of least resistance. As she came into view I saw that she was pointing down the slope and as I began to work my way down the grouse lifted below her and was gone without a shot.