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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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Hunting camp maxims

Hunting camp maxims Over the course of five decades in hunting camps, the Over the Hill Gang has discovered several universal truths that we should share with those who are newcomers to the blood sports. Each of these truths merits … Continue reading

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Winter acquisitive syndrome

…some part of my brain goes haywire because I cannot hibernate for the next ninety days as so many North Country species do. There is probably some medical term for this phenomenon… …like “emotional compensation for seasonal affective disorder caused … Continue reading

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Thirty-seven reasons

Reason No. 25 – Even when the day ends with just one bird in my vest, the dogs still think it is a really big deal. Thirty-seven reasons Last year I spent thirty-seven days bird hunting with my dogs, as … Continue reading

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Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down!

Ring-a-round the rosie, A pocket full of posies. Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down! Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down! The last thing I do is look for my hat. When I get up from a fall in the hunting … Continue reading

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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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Last of the old timers

“I am, beyond a doubt, the last of the old-timers.”    – Jack Crabb, from the movie Little Big Man,based on the novel by Thomas Berger (1924-2014) Last of the old timers Bird hunting isn’t what it used to be. … Continue reading

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