My two favorite pieces of upland bird gear are my Arrieta 577 double and my Wing Works vest. Beneath the vest I'm wearing a Filson moleskin vest, a Royal Robbins knit longsleeve and lightweight polyester thermals. Headgear this day was a thinsulate camo beanie by Gamehide. Gloves are a lightweight Browning shooting glove. Up top I like clothing that breathes, wicks moisture, and dry's fast. Trudging uphill in chukar country can make you sweat, even in 20-degree weather with a headwind. I can pack a lightweight fleece in the Wing Works vest, put it on at ridgetop, hunt downhill and stay warm.
Cody (on the left with me) after winning the Western Open Derby
Cody has been running in a couple trials this year and no joy yet. Cody spent the summer with Travis Gelhaus on the Saskatchewan prairie and it really sharpened him up. He is in shape, running an all-age race and HUNTING hard. Now we need trial ground time and a little luck to get him his first Championship. He is ready to win, and Sheldon is taking him to the Southeast where he will run in the Continental Championship and the Florida AA Championship. These are major circuit trials and will allow us to see how Cody stacks up against the best of the best.
We bred Cody to a daughter of Crockett's Deep Freeze (Johnny Crockett X Super Christina) and are expecting some nice pups very soon. These pups will be as close as it is possible to get to Johnny Crockett via Crockett's Deep Freeze, See Johnny Run, and Jetsetter.
Life is short Quit your job. Turn off the TV. Go outside and play.
The photo behind the title header was made by Clair Kofoed in NE Oregon several years ago - Jesse pointing, Huns flushing, and me thinking about the camera and shooting behind.
This century's quotes
"Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants."
- Stewart Udall, 1970
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end"
Ted is a from Crockett/Sunrise lines, with some Cover Dog blood from his dam's side. Ted has earned eight shooting dog placements in his career, and has a lot of wild birds shot over his points.
"Cody" - Wenaha Code Red
Cody is from Jetsetter X Johnny's Jewel. He has wins at the Western Open AA Derby Classic, the Oregon Shooting Dog CH AA derby, was R-U CH in the 2015 Pacific Coast CH and the 2015 California Quail CH.
"Andy" Wenaha Black Storm
Andy is 16 months old - a son of Tekoa Mountain Patriot X Iron Mistress - a daughter of Grid Iron.
"Buddy" - Wenaha Strongheart
Buddy is from Robertson's Kennel - a son of Audubon Americus X Sunrise's Last Hope - a direct daughter of Tekoa Mountain Sunrise. He was whelped in June of 2016. A really nice pup and I am having fun with him.
"L.J." Wenaha Little John
L.J. is by Cody and Crockett's Prairie Breeze, a daughter of Crockett's Deep Freeze. He is now living in Oklahoma and enjoying life as a family bird dog.