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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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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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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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Puppies Anticipated Here

Quick update: This past week had Annie spending it out with Dave Hughes at Hughesview Kennel in Clearfield, PA. This wasn’t a training operation but a trip to get her out to a stud dog. She came in heat earlier in … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law

As I mentioned on here a while ago, Annie’s tail was somehow broken, about 2/3rds of the way out. It was done within PA’s deer season, so she either did it in her dog door, or while out roaming the … Continue reading

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Busted

Rifle deer season is finally over in Pennsylvania which would normally imply we’re back in the woods. Unfortunately that didn’t happen this past weekend. The gear was out and ready to be loaded and I went to sleep fully intending … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Bird Seasons Come to a Temporary Halt

Pennsylvania’s deer season began Monday last week, opening day is sort of the high-water mark for hunter activity in the state. Last year was the first year I’ve ever missed going out to hunt on opening day. I sat at … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

As much as I’d thought about trying to get out to the closest grouse cover to the house, for the sake of time I just went to the local killing fields for Pennsylvania Game Commission pen raised pheasant. Last year … Continue reading

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Bear Season Saturday

I should of tried to find a trial somewhere, it was a very bad year for bear hunters in my grouse covers. I ended up writing the day off and just drove around scouting for new cover close to the … Continue reading

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Last Peaceful Saturday of PA’s 2013 Early Season

Bear season begins this Saturday in Pennsylvania, that’s a relatively new start time for the season. In years past it’s always been the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on the week of Thanksgiving. And I suppose as generation X and Y … Continue reading

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November Slump

There hasn’t been a whole lot to add here of late… I mean I could write several paragraphs about two weekends ago but ultimately no birds were brought down despite having three goods points (two- Tipper’s, one- Annie’s) and I … Continue reading

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Welcome Aboard the ‘Grouse Wagon’, Easy Loader Kennels

I’m happy to report that Easy Loader Dog Kennels ( Custom Molding Services, Inc. ) has become a Side X Side Setters website sponsor. As with any other sponsor Easy Loader Dog Kennels is here because I’ve used their product … Continue reading

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Preseason, Run 1

It felt good to be back in the thick of things again. Early September’s helter-skelter pattern of cold mornings and comfortable mid-days have once again sent their message to the Timber Rattlers and Copperheads that its time to close up shop. … Continue reading

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Having the talk at my house….

Grouse Camp; the talk. by Grouser

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Keeping Dogs Healthy Without Throwing Money Away

This is not a Veterinarian rant, yet some of the following might make them uncomfortable or make for an awkward moment if brought up in a group… well only the big time up-sellers really. It’s just that there is probably … Continue reading

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