Title: HUNTING SEASON IS CLOSE
Chuckgrmi - August 26, 2010 10:42 PM (GMT)
It was 40° here last night. Great sleeping weather.
The leaves will soon start changing…and…and… then HUNTING SEASON.
I remember the Sept 15th opening day grouse hunting. (used to be Oct 1). The leaves so thick. You only had a split second to get on that bird, even off point.
And I remember dropping a bird in the Muskegon River and having to strip down to my shorts and dive in and make the retrieve because my Brittany wouldn't.
And I also remember coming up on point and five young pats busted out together and one shot brought down three of them. And there was nobody there to witness the event except my Brittany and she wasn't talking.
And then there was the Sept 15th that my buddy and I got our limit of ten partridge and got our picture in the paper.
(See Leep. My picture has appeared in more places than just the Post Office)
I love to remember.
Here is a 1978 press picture
and here is a 1972 photo
HunterFisher - August 26, 2010 11:06 PM (GMT)
Really nice look'in Britt you had there, Chuck. I used to love huntin' pats. There just about gone from our area now. I saw one along the roadside about 3 years ago. Man can sure screw things up. Nothing like the old days. :rolleyes:
AFarCry - August 27, 2010 12:58 AM (GMT)
:ThumbsUp: Good pics and great memories! I did watch a mama and three almost grown grouse walk across the driveway about a week ago so some will be around this season.
Leep - August 27, 2010 01:02 AM (GMT)
Good stuff Chuck and good memories....They can't take them away from us..... :ThumbsUp: :mad: :Congrats: :shoot:
ridge - September 5, 2010 07:22 PM (GMT)
That was some good hunting, Chuck! I, too, have wonderful memories of roaming the grouse woods with friends both 2 legged and 4. This time of year I long to be back there again. I purchased my small game license this past week but now the game has to come by where I am seated and that is just not the same thing. Thanks for sharing those memories.
Leep - September 5, 2010 08:15 PM (GMT)
I learned how to hunt grouse (ruffed) from an old guy many years ago..Whenever a Grouse exploded out of thick cover he'd shoulder his gun and shoot straight up in the air..
"How come you did that?" I asked..
"Saves me the trouble of going into that thick stuff to see if I hit it.."... :dunno: :dunno: ... :D :D
hunterd - September 30, 2010 01:41 PM (GMT)
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=7]i too remember the old days. those are great pictures, and what a good looking dog. i can no longer "roam the woods", but the memories are there. thanks for reminding me.
Chuckgrmi - September 30, 2010 04:13 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (hunterd @ Sep 30 2010, 08:41 AM)|
| [FONT=Arial][SIZE=7]i too remember the old days. those are great pictures, and what a good looking dog. i can no longer "roam the woods", but the memories are there. thanks for reminding me. |
I agree with you. My ability to roam the woods physically may be gone (dumb MS) but not my ability to roam mentally.
And thanks for stopping in. You got to do that more often. And not so much time between visits next time
We would love for you to share some of your stories and pictures or just the stories.
We love stories around here. Especially ones about the good ol' days
Leep - September 30, 2010 10:57 PM (GMT)
I knew a grumpy land owner when I lived back in Penna.
I asked, "What land do you own?"
He answered, "I own that grumpy piece over there by the woods."... :dunno: :dunno: ... :D :D