Tag: Idaho

  • Waving the white flag

    My first gun dog, a pudelpointer I bought fresh out of grad school with almost no research¬†into other breeds, pedigrees, or breeders, has made a wonderful family dog.¬† She’s gentle with our toddler, keeps my wife happy with her minimal shedding, and has been a serviceable companion both in a duck blind and in chukar […]

  • The End of Days

    You could count the number of days remaining in the Idaho sharpie season on one hand. It had been a tough year, with a bird or two here and there, but the coveys were few and far between. Still, with the help of an up-and-coming first-season pup we managed to put one in the bag […]

  • Of Trust and Hope

    If you’re of the sentiment, as John Buchan was, that fishing is “a perpetual series of occasions for hope,” I’d highly recommend trying to finding birds out here: You will walk farther than you think, and look back to see that you’ve put precious little landscape between you and where you started. You’ll find yourself […]