Thoughts and pictures of my wanderings through the Allegheny Mountains hunting grouse and woodcock with my Ryman-type English Setters during the fall and winter months, fishing for smallmouth bass in local streams and rivers during the summer months and wandering over my 66 acres of heaven year round.
Friday, November 16, 2012
My Wanderings Nov 12 thur 16
I spent the first 4 days of this week hunting grouse in my northern coverts consisting mostly of reclaimed stripmines. If the grouse were there Emma and I couldn't find many of them. Most of the ones we found were wild flushes with Emma bumping the rest.
At one new cover that I stopped to try Emma found and retrieved a wounded hen pheasant.
This track had me scratching my head. I thought all the elk in Pa were north of I-80, but this pic is from southwestern Clearfield Co. That's my size 12 EE boot for comparison.
Tired of driving 2 hours to hear a grouse flush, I stayed close home and hunted one of my woodcock coverts on Friday. I found just 2 birds in 2 hours one that I flushed and one that Emma pointed. I was carrying Elin again the 16 ga. Husky and her right barrel did it's magic. Emma with the retrieve.
The bird that saved the week.
Back at the truck for a pic of dog, bird, and gun.
The season's starting to take it's toll on the both of us.