Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Woodcock have been scarce in my coverts for the first several weeks of the season. It's been hot and dry but superstorm Sandy changed all that. Yesterday Emma had 2 points in a local covert with me getting a shot at one but missing. Today we traveled northward to try several coverts. The first one was empty, but the second one gave us 3 nice points. I missed the 1st two woodcock as they lay in tight cover and almost let me step on them but the 3rd one Emma pointed was in more open cover and I finally connected for my first bird of the year.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
My nephew Jim and I headed to the Shawnee covert for a short afternoon hunt today, the 1st day of the grouse and woodcock season here in Pa. Today was also the 1st day of a week long muzzleloader-doe only season so that limited our places to hunt. The hot dry weather made the leaves sound like cornflakes as we walked into the cover and didn't raise our hopes of finding any woodcock here today. Never the less it felt good carrying Colette the little 16 ga. Belgium hammergun through some beautiful-looking woodcock cover.