The first time I met Jay, I was pulling into the driveway of his Michigan cabin. He walked up to the truck with his two setters, Ruthie and Georgie, bourbon in his glass, and an unforgettable smile on his face. The campfire in the background was surrounded by a handful of other grouse hunters. [Read more…]
It has been awhile since I last posted but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing anything fun and worth reporting. Quite the contrary actually; I’m sure I’m not the only one who fills their summers full of adventures and activities to take advantage of the beautiful summers we enjoy in Minnesota. [Read more…]
There is just something different about hunting in the spring. If you have never watched the sun come up while sitting out in the woods or on the edge of a field, I highly recommend that you do it. Whether you are hunting or not, I guarantee you won’t regret it.
What I find so fascinating about sitting out in the spring is the amount of life that returns after a long and cold Minnesota winter and how active everything is in the early hours of the day. Well before the sun came up, I heard pheasants cackling, turkeys gobbling, waterfowl flying and calling, and even the neighbor’s rooster crowing. [Read more…]
This trip had a different feel to it from the beginning. My dad and I typically go up to our shack and hunt together. He was out in North Dakota pheasant hunting so I made the three-hour drive by myself. This was a great opportunity for me to catch up with a few friends and enjoy some tunes. I arrived at the shack Thursday night and was greeted by some friends that were already up working on deer stands. They had a nice fire going and the shack was nice and warm. We sat around the fire for a couple of hours enjoying whiskey and cigars. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening in the woods, far away from city lights. [Read more…]