Wednesday, December 31, 2014


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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


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.