Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cleaning birds

I dry pluck all my birds unless they are badly shot up. I just finished doing a few . I can have the gut out of a moose or caribou in the time it takes to pluck 3 brace of birds. Plucked birds take the oven much better than skinned birds. We won't have a full moose the winter but we will have lots of birds and hopefully snowshoe hares as well.I should get a moose tag next year.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

He is eating his lunch

I love big country
Looking like we are in for a bit of a wet spell

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

headed back out tomorrow

The last few times I have been hunting along the coast. Tomorrow I am headed up in country towards the wilderness area. This is the dirt road that leads to the area I was hunting last week.

Friday, October 19, 2012

After tomorrow I think I think I may stay home

for a day. Legs are getting tired. Thats a good complaint. Weather here is still dry great for bird hunting. We have had enough showers to get my well back

Thursday, October 18, 2012

pup pointed 7 ptarmigan and

a cow and a calf moose. We were busting through some tamarack between one barren and the next when Jack pointed as I crashed through the brush a cow and calf moose got up just underfoot. Heart was a pumping.We have a few birds but the moose were left to wander off.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Not long home

After a day in the rain, I am eating fresh local caught cod with locally grown potatoes after having a good drink. It will be early to bed with another day on the country tomorrow. Will be taking the pup this time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

To be able to get out

For as long as you want, whenever you want if the weather and time suits you has to be the best feeling of freedom in this world. Well it is to me anyway. Being where you want to be,doing what you want to do is a special thing in this world. I am a rich man in the fall. I haven't been taking many pictures but I am savouring this time afield. The dogs are enjoying it as much or more than me. This is an old pic of my old retired Gordon "Dunc" My next setter will be a Gordon. Pictured is the real world, many levels above the contrived, man made world. My ambition is to spend as much time outside as I possibly can

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I had a bit of a job

to awake this morning. it was blowing a bit and I felt like sleeping in. It was a hard year. Pup though was eager to go, so we went. He was so eager that I had to tie him in lunch time when it was time to boil the kettle. Last year he was just a pup. He is well on his way to becoming a bird dog
Sam now is ready to go tomorrow. It will be his first day since the season opened

Monday, October 1, 2012

lived in this house 15 years

First time my well has gone dry. There are about 10 families here in this small community now without water. We have had a dry summer. One of the driest we have had for a while. Nothing forecast except for some light showers over the next week or so. The weather should be good for birdhunting though :)