Thursday, February 23, 2012

Why We Hunt

The traffic to work is killing me, and the long hours at work tire me out, but still I can’t sleep.  If my son keeps jumping through the house, or my wife tells me one more time about bruise on her foot ….

I’m going hunting

To see what’s in the field

To get away from this

And ignore this

To spend some time with friends and Family

To see some of this

And this

And maybe a little of this

And this

Why we hunt.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Little Help With My Shooting

A few weeks ago a shot a miserable round of sporting clays (Don't Think, Meat) leaving me wondering why I sometimes shoot so bad in the field.  One thing that helped my recently was to focus down range and look back to the clay or bird as rises.  Perhaps this just keeps me loose, allowing the natural motion and shot to take place.  Or maybe its as they explain in this video.

There are many people I know who don't need this help.  I, on the other hand, need all the advise I can get.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Where's the Covey

Over the weekend, Johnny took us out to hunt a few birds released the week before and then to the wild coveys nearby.  Most of the hunting on his land is over released quail until the wild quail catch up with all the habitat work he's been doing.  So this was indeed a treat.

As we approached a great looking haunt, the dog started to get active.  And then it happened.  But just one bird rose.  We searched and searched for the covey, but with no success.  We figured they were busted up by something else before we got there.  So we headed back to camp and would try this covey again in the morning.

In the morning the dog froze as soon as we arived back to this place.  A good strong point, and we walked in thinking of a great covey rise.  Again, one bird.  Again we searched.  Again we left wondering where's the covey.