Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Day Hunt

My nephew Jim-Bob and I decided to hunt our Mckee's Gap cover on this the first day of 2010. The weather has been less than ideal since before Christmas and it was our first hunt together in Pa.'s second season. 4 to 5 inches of snow made for slow going up the old logging road.
Emma was just happy to be out and about.
After about an hour Jim-Bob's setter Zeke went on point below us on the mountain. Emma backed him nicely and Jim slid down the slope toward them, but the grouse flushed before he could get in position for a shot. Here's Jim-Bob struggling back up the mountain.

We had several wild flushes but couldn't find any more birds to hold for the dogs, so we worked out way down off the mountain with the knowledge that the birds would be there for us next time we felt up to a Mckee's Gap hunt.

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