Friday, January 27, 2012


Welcome to If you were following my old blog you will recognize much of this site. I made the change and moved all the hunting and bird dog sections of my blog to keep my personal life more separate and private and to create a format that is more dedicated to my passion of upland hunting. 

This site is a personal journal of some of my hunting exploits with the occasional product review and opinion on hunting related subjects. A lot of it is personal and doesn't do anyone else much good but it's more for me than anything else. I won't claim to be an expert on any of this stuff but I do hunt upland game just about as much or more than anyone I know.  I do have enough experience that I believe what I share can be useful. I admit I'm a terrible writer but I'm trying so please be patient and hopefully I will get my point across. Behind my family, bird hunting without a doubt is my biggest passion and I consume all the information I can find on the subject. 

Utah is not known as an upland hunting destination but if your dedicated we have 10 different upland game birds that  are legal to hunt in this state plus we have an ever-growing turkey population. So if your willing to put in the effort and are willing to hike, hunting game birds in Utah can be very rewarding. The bird numbers are nothing close to what other states can claim but we have the terrain and the birds to make time spent in the field a very rewarding experience.

Feel free to comment or ask any questions that you may have. I hope the rest of the upland nation will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy creating it. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

December Hunting 2011

It's been a fun month for me and the dogs. I was only able to get into the Chukar hills a couple times this month. We have been hitting the Pheasant Farm pretty hard and have had some enjoyable days. Hazel has been the bomb and Chief is making progress every time we go out.

We've been patrons of the MC ranch the past couple years and we've really enjoyed it. We like the terrain and his pheasants are the best flying pen raised birds I've seen. These birds act more like wild birds than any other canned hunt place I've hunted. It's right on the Sevier River, the ranch is huge and the layout of the place is great. 

Hazel has been tearing up these farm pheasants. She is so fun to hunt with. She hunts so hard and fast. She has always been that way but this year I'm seeing a lot more control on her part. I think she has become my favorite hunting dog of all time. She never ceases to surprise me. She is 100% hunting dog. When she is on the ground your never out of the game. Love that dog.

Chief is doing awesome. He has so much drive and really gets after it for a young dog. You can almost see the wheels turning in his head and see the progress he makes with each bird contact. His range is perfect for the chukar hills but I still need to suck him in a little when we are hunting pheasants. Thats good in my opinion. When he gets older and holds his birds better I will be able to just let him go and it will be very bad for any game birds in the area. He's a real sweet dog and is becoming a really good pet. He minds good and he really just tries to please. He has so much energy and stamina. He's is still a pup so my family and I have to cut him a lot of slack but he is doing great. He is such a handsome dog. He's just fun to watch. This next year we do a little more training and I think he is going to be just awesome.

Only another month or so and this hunting season will be history. 
I need to hit it hard while we can.
Good Luck to everyone else. Stay safe and happy hunting.