Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Well Denali's leg is finally back to 100% after he twisted his leg pretty good in early October. He was very excited and worked very well pheasant hunting this past weekend. Dry, cold and windy conditions doesn't make for ideal upland hunting conditions but He managed to put up four birds (3 roosters and 1 hen).
Felt really good to get back into the fields and watch my young pup turn into a man. He worked the last bird of the day for a good 25 minutes and by the time he caught up to the hen it was totally buried in some of the thickest marsh grass I have ever seen and managed to get her up.

Winds were blowing at about 15 mph so making a good first shot was a must. Once those birds get up into that wind they are VERY tough to hit. I knocked down two roosters with my first two shots. We also saw one rooster run a crossed the road on the way down to Mt. Horeb.

I am shooting a Remington Wingmaster 870 this year and love it. By far the easiest pump shotgun I have ever swung! A very nice upland gun in my eyes.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pheasant Hunting Tomorrow

I am hoping that the past couple of days the cold temps have froze over a nice section of thick marsh that normally always produces a limit of birds. Last year my dog Denali and I hit that spot three times in the late season and every single time we kicked up 3-6 roosters and got a limit 2/3 times (missed a couple one day). Going to hunt the Mazo Unit also if there isn't too many guys out there.

Picture of a hunt from a couple years ago in Southern Dane County.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Good start and finish (first trout and last trout of 2011)

First trout of the year was a 24 inch Brown Trout

Last trout of the year was this 23 inch Rainbow

Would be nice to start and finish like this again.