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.


Mark Coleman said...

For the life of me I don't know how you guys manage a shot in some of that cover. A testament to skill for sure.

Peter Patenaude said...

Great dog- nice bird.