Category Archives: Hunting Humor

Doing penance

Sasha, learned years ago that my “put it up” command meant she could release from point and cautiously flush the bird. Abbey and I have not yet established this bit of teamwork. She will not break her point, so I … Continue reading

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Pernicious pump guns

“…if I only had one gun to go ducking with, it would have to be a pump.” “I’d rather look good shooting than have what I’m shooting look good!”  – from Shotgunner’s Notebook, a collection of essays by Gene Hill … Continue reading

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Happiest moments

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.                       … Continue reading

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Bear hunt

Bear hunt Remembering Dave Wade: A tribute delivered at his Celebration of Life Service, August 26, 2014 Dave Wade was the best and closest friend I have had in my life. His friendship was so precious to me, and his passing … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer

Be ready, and if’n a bird flies in front of you, just poke yer barrel at it and pull the trigger. That gun probly feels pretty big, but don’t worry. She don’t kick. Much.              – Advice from a well-meaning … Continue reading

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Gus the enforcer

“Boy,” he said, “I will tell you a very wise thing. If a man is really intelligent, there’s practically nothing a good dog can’t teach him.”           – Robert Ruark (1915-65), novelist and outdoor writer, from … Continue reading

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Six-pocket pants

Handy as a pocket on a shirt.                 – Traditional Folk Saying Six-pocket pants “Why do you always wear six-pocket pants?” We members of the Over the Hill Gang, all debonair and sophisticated gentlemen, hear that question frequently. It’s true, … Continue reading

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Good decisions

Good decisions are based on experience. Experience is based on bad decisions. – Clement Seagrave     Good decisions You have heard that old saying “Experience is a great teacher.” What a lie! Experience is a lousy teacher. What kind … Continue reading

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Punker Spaniels

My dog clipping is, admittedly, a bit uneven. Perhaps ragged. Okay – scruffy. When I plied my trimming skills on six generations of English springers, my younger daughter used to call the look “Punker Spaniel.” Punker Spaniels Each May and … Continue reading

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Zapping Pete

Everybody loved Pete, but he was not what you would call a reliable teammate. Sometimes he would win games for you with amazingly brilliant performances, and sometimes he would lose games for you with amazingly stupid performances. Zapping Pete Pistol … Continue reading

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