Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Last Hunting trip for this year

We have traveled to the hunting grounds ahead of the first snow storm for our area of the season.

we love hunting in fresh snow for a couple of reasons, 1) easy to find tracks and get a clue where the birds are. 2) the pheasant will "set" tighter making it easier to get closer shots.

The dogs and I are hanging out tonight warm and dry.

It is 25* outside and 75* inside

this photo is looking from the bedroom to the back of the trailer.

Photo of the bedroom from the frig area.

I store the kennels on the bed until it is bedtime, Libby is hanging out there.

Photo from the entrance door

Weather forecast for us :
Thursday...Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s. North winds 15 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night...Windy. Snow likely until midnight...then snow after midnight. Areas of blowing snow through the night. Snow accumulation of 2 to 3 inches. Lows around 4. North winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Wind chill readings 8 below to 18 below zero.

Friday...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Snow likely in the morning... Then chance of snow in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow through the day. Highs around 11. North winds 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Friday Night...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow until midnight. Lows around 1 below. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

New Years Day...Partly sunny. Highs around 20.

If they are right we probably will hunt tomorrow morning, and not again until New Years Day. yeah

Monday, December 27, 2010

The lost week between Christmas & New Year

The day after Christmas and the weekday after new year is a total waste of time if you are trying to do any sales or business in our world.

Soooo, It looks like there is finally going to be some snow coming our way on Thursday of this week.
I know (those of you in the frozen north are saying) "you poor soul" we will give you some of ours.

I talked it over with the dogs :)
and it has been decided that pheasant hunting with snow on the ground is "the Best". We are getting ready to go to the hunting grounds leaving on Wednesday or Thurs depending on the road condition forecast.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hunting before Christmas week

We got a late start traveling out to the Hunting Lands.
You can tell that Cody is pretty concerned about it.

We arrived at the trailer about 7pm.

On Thursday we started our hunting adventure about 9:30 am.

We went to our favorite spots and started out really good, 3 birds in 4 stops.

For the day we ended up with 3 roosters and 1 quail. Quail are really fun for us, it is getting rare to find quail, when we do Libby turns into a statue when she finds them.

We stopped in the little town of Palisade Ne. for lunch

This is the only restaurant in town and is run by volunteers from the town to keep a restaurant open for the folks. they have very good food.

We started hunting of Friday morning about 10 am. ( My hunting partner Gary got a late start, his mother, 97 years old now, has been admitted to a nursing home, trying to heal from a fall, nothing broken, hurt her back, docs think she will recover and be able to return home)

I attempted to get a picture with both dogs standing next to each other but, it became impossible with Cody never stopping .

At this point we had not had any luck getting close enough to the birds for a decent shot.

We decided to do a little "road " hunting. cruising very slowly down the country roads, Libby has to get as close to the windshield as she can, she even will leave nose marks on the windshield.

Cody stands between the seats, waits for us to stop.

about 2:30 we went to one of the spots we tried yesterday,.

We shot two birds, called it a day.

Cleaned the birds

Later that night we went to McCook Ne for dinner with Jeff, (his wife was having a girls only Christmas party, so we went and had BBQ)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mid season pheasant hunting

Well. today was 70 degrees, (sorry, those in the frozen north)

During the last trip to Neb. I noticed that we had a noisy water pump, the week before we had to replace pinion bearings in the rear differential. (noisy)

Any way, I inspected the front of the motor and found the water pump leaking, So, today with the nice weather the water pump was replaced.

The dogs and I are headed to so some more bird hunting. We left the trailer there last week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Pheasant hunting 2010

Chris, Rob, Bailey (left), Brandon (right)
2nd week of November, 70degrees, limit of birds (9)

Libby guarding the birds from Cody (those are her birds!)
The Metro-dome collapsing

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