Category Archives: Bird Dogs

Doggerel

Each time I post on my blog I send a group email message to about 20 friends with the link to my most recent piece. For the “Best breed of bird dog” posting uploaded March 12 (https://dispatchesfromanotherntown.com/2019/03/12/best-breed-of-bird-dog) the group email … Continue reading

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Best breed of bird dog

  Best breed of bird dog When all the stars are in full display and the Moon shines down upon The campfire murmuring down to coals and the Jameson whiskey’s gone, The double guns are cleaned and oiled and the … Continue reading

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Cocoa

  Cocoa Climb into the boat dripping wet and shake off, hand him a mangled duck covered in marsh mud, and he gives you half his braunschweiger sandwich, treats you like a gift from the Celtic god Nodens. But come … Continue reading

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On another planet

An early morning walk with birddogs in last week’s -5 degree weather made me painfully aware that we had moved into winter. This morning’s pre-sunrise walk with the grim hand of the thermometer on the deck  pointing to the -30 … Continue reading

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Packing, puttering, and prepping

Hunting seasons ended January 10 in the North Country. After a frantic and frenetic final week of pursuing pheasants, my neurotic drive to go afield dwindled and a sense of calm descended upon the Clubhouse. Abbey and Sasha are asleep … Continue reading

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A brace of woodcock

A BRACE of game birds: plural, two wild birds of the same type that have been killed for sport or food; from the Middle English or Old French word brace (brah-say), meaning “arms” hence a pair; a sporting term that … Continue reading

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The whirr of homeward bound wings

Bobwhite quail are the most obliging of training birds… after being set free and scattered across the hayfield, they call one another back to the cage in the evening, climb in, settle for the night, and are ready to go … Continue reading

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