I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a 3-day trip to look for chukar in the moutains east of Bishop, CA. The bird numbers are way down - I have not even shot at a chukar in California in the past two years, but for a few years before that I had pretty good hunting. But I really like to be in the field on New Year's Day, just to set the tone for the year. I would watch USC in the Rose Bowl if I were home but I'd rather be up in the high, lonely places.
Take care all, and may the new year be good to you.
4 days ago