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A long hiatus…

Back when blogging was the next big thing and I was getting this one going, I’d promised myself I’d keep it updated and not allow big gaps of dead air or just forget about it in general… which I’ve essentially accomplished … Continue reading

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PA Birds

I’ve finally had the chance to get out in PA over the last couple weeks. One thing I wanted to determine for myself was the reports of low grouse numbers. Unfortunately I tend to concur with them. I wouldn’t say … Continue reading

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Back from the Mid-West…

I spent considerable time out in the mid-west this past month. One week with just one dog, another week with four of the dogs. These were interesting trips, comparatively to Pennsylvania, the worst days (in bird numbers) in those states … Continue reading

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Gearing Back Up for the Season….

As with most others, my pre-season planning has included the addition of a few new gear items. My Tri-Tronics Sport Basic unit has been a great unit but it was time to upgrade, and when Garmin announced their new Tri-Tronics … Continue reading

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Settling Back In…

It’s been the fastest “long year” I’ve had, days drug on – the year seemed to fly though. I would not care too much to repeat it. 52 weeks of 55-60 work weeks (all things dogs excluded), with 70+’ers not … Continue reading

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What a Bum

I’ve really been slacking here, busy with work, family, dogs. The rush has finally seemed to subside and as so has peenting at half-light with woodcock sure to begin their spring nesting. We’ll shift back to some grouse training action … Continue reading

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One Opportunity, One in the Bag

Yesterday was brisk but clear, with only a predominant, but never unruly breeze for most of the day. I slept in, so did the dogs; the truck tires cracking and popping the ice work on the road into camp just before … Continue reading

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Bringing in the New Year…

I’m thankful for the new year and the prompting it provides in thinking out the new year as it pertains to all things dogs- where each one is at, where they need to get to and how I’m going to … Continue reading

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Still Sucking Scent…

It’s been since late August I’ve had an update. I’ve just been very busy with work, the additional time I’ve had outside of that has been given to working dogs. I do plan on getting back to more in-depth posts, … Continue reading

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Pup Update…. Final Week

The pups are doing well, and making any forthcoming decisions in the next week either really tough or really easy depending how you look at it. As someone had said in the past, it would seem that closing your eyes … Continue reading

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Pup Photos

A few photos of growing pups… two males still available. A little grainy as the sun was going down.

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Gaining Each Day

The new pups have been growing each day, the biggest pup right now is 30 ounces, the smallest 24 ounces (the lone female). They’re all paddling around pretty good, distancing themselves off the heat a little further each day. Annie’s … Continue reading

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Pups Are Here…

Annie had her pups Sunday night into early Monday morning. They’re all gaining, and have had weight increases from 25-30%. All clean, content and growing,  Annie is doing a good job and has really taken to them. First out was … Continue reading

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Pup Countdown Begins…

I believe Annie will whelp in the next several days. Annie has never passed up a meal, she did so last night and ignored it again this morning when she was put back in the kennel for the day. Her … Continue reading

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New Addition… and litter update.

I think we’ve reached the high-water mark here at home for the year. Our newest little “puppy socializer” was born May 30th at albs & 15oz. The quail coup has been restocked,  and a new chukar pen is being drawn out. I’ve … Continue reading

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Goodbye

I posted a photo on Instagram last week, a photo of and a tribute to my friend and bird dog mentor Tom Gingher. Tom died of cancer. I attended his viewing this past evening. As I drove the 45 minute trip … Continue reading

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