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Cleaning up the links

I don’t keep the links on the “Links” page as up to date as I should. I ran through them and was sad to see that more than a few have been dormant for a couple of years.  Here is the roll call for the dearly departed . . . 

  • Adventures of a GSP Hunting Dog, last post was September 7, 2016
  • Red Legg’ed Devils, last post was Novemeber 11, 2016
  • Sometimes Far Afield, last post was July 4, 2017
  • The Mallard of Discontent, last post was May 16, 2016
  • Uplandish, last post was April 25, 2016
  • Wingshot, last post was January 30, 2016 (too bad, this guy is a great writer!)
  • Find the Beauty, last post was February 7, 2017

There is a sort of pressure to keep it going and I understand that one may just be done with it. I hope all is well with them! 

On the bright side, there are some new players out there. One superb site is this one . . . The Project Upland.  This site has it all! Articles, pod casts, videos and even their own magazine (which I have subscribed to). There is a ton of quality content, so much so I hope they can keep it up. This effort is part of Northwood Collective, an “outdoor creative agency”, so this is much more than some moron randomly posting crap on the internet . . . . you know . . . like the Birdhunter. You should check it out.

I think the links are good now. You should look at them, a lot of good stuff in there!



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Western Grouse

The bird hunting season is upon us and most have already hit the fields but I was forced to spend the first of September on vacation in Boston. Sometimes sacrifices are necessary to keep the peace in the marriage! Check out this quaint street . . .

DSC_1686xThis is Acorn Street, one of the most photographed in the country. Boston is an awesome city and we had a terrific time. Highly recommended!

Then off to another world – our favorite western state in search of sage grouse. This was our first time in an area that holds more sage grouse than anywhere else in the country. Even though, this land is vast and we of course had to learn first where they weren’t before we stumbled into where they were.


Tex on a staunch point, happy that the slow days of summer are over.

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Reflected Dog

Tex takes a swim in a Texas stock pond during our annual dove hunt. The still morning gave us a pool of glass, reflecting a very happy puppy.

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Super Moon

At the end of September we had a super moon eclipse. A tripod, a cloudless night and a few rum and cokes produced these pictures.


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Happy 4th of July!

May God continue to bless our great country!


American flag and cross in Aspen, Colorado.

We hope you all have a wonderful 4th!


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Happy Thanksgiving!



Tex wishes all you bird hunting and gun dog folks a very Happy Thanksgiving!



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Old Ammo

Through the years, I have picked up old cartridges here and there. Below are some of the more interesting ones.


From the left: 32-20 | 40-82 | 45-70 | 25-20 | 25-35 | 30 G 1903| 44 rim fire | 405 Win | 38-55 | 44 WCF | 38-90 | 33 WCF | 351 Win SL | 32-40 | 40-65 | 38 Colt NP | 450 Nitro Express 3 1/4″ | 38 WCF | 30 WCF | 41 rim fire | 44 WCF | 38-56 | 22 Win Mag | 40-60

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Stoned in Texas

This 9 banded Armadillo was most likely headed to Colorado.



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Flying Fortress

Few things send me running for the camera quicker than the unmistakable, low growl of a big prop airplane. In this case a vintage B-17 bomber cruising over the neighborhood.


The Aluminum Overcast ( was on display at our local airport so I checked it out.

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Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Mia reached out to the Birdhunter and asked that I put this on the site. The TRCP looks to be a terrific pro-hunting conservation group. Check it out . . .

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Why Google Sucks

A company that bolts a camera on top of a car  and drives up and down pretty much every road in the county so we can have super cool mapping with curbside views would normally get my vote as a company that doesn’t suck.

But on Easter Sunday this is the Google landing page . . .


They chose to recognize the birthday of Cesar Chavez instead of  the resurrection of Christ. I am sure Cesar was a great guy but holy cow, are you kidding me?

Hello Bing!


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Rockin’ Superbowl Party at The Birdhunter!

Couch with Tex


February 2, 2013 · 6:46 pm

I am afraid this it too true. . . .


…right now.

We just want you all on a list so we know where you are when we do.

If that takes a law requiring you to have your driver’s license scanned when you buy ammunition, go to the range etc. It’s okay.

If it means you have to get a license every 5-years… Who does it really hurt?

Should you sell your gun to someone else and we have new laws making you liable for their actions… All the better.

Nobody wants bad things to happen.

Just respect our authority to “slightly” limit what kind of guns you can own.

Accept that we can make “small” changes to the bill of rights without amending it.

Don’t you understand?

It’s all within reason.

The way we see it there is nothing to disagree with here….  you agree with us, right?  Of course you do.  You’re not insane…

We care about you… and your children.  Often…

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to our fellow bird hunters and gun dog lovers!

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On-Line Magazine: The Contemporary Wingshooter

I stumbled upon these and think you would enjoy . . .

The Contemporary Wingshooter and The Contemporary Sportsman

Substantial excellent content, big name contributors and terrific photography.

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Happy Easter!

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Pray for Rain

Weather, moisture in particular,  drives quail population more than anything else. If you hunt quail in west Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico or southern Arizona, this graph is a total bummer.

Also, Texas is on fire . . .


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