29 October 2017
5:50 a.m. Yesterday was likely the best prairie grouse hunt I’ve ever had. Gary Morrison and I hunted with John Kowalski….The prairie was wide and far, even in short grass. Beautiful. After a short hike, John’s tri-colored setter started to point sharptails….
October is the perfect month to hunt the South Dakota and Montana prairies for pheasants, sharptail grouse, and Hungarian partridge – the air is crisp, the snow has yet to fall. Conditions are perfect for man and dog alike. And December in Nebraska is prime-time for greenhead mallards and Canada geese. The colder, the better along the North Platte River.
Below are photos from this past season’s prairie hunts with friends. My outfitters, again, proved to be great partners by providing awesome hunts, excellent, lodging, and chef-prepared meals. Their guides, arguably, are the best in the business.
My good friends – Greg Hall, Dennis Branton, and Rob Snider – traveled to Cheyenne Ridge Lodge in South Dakota to film an episode for their Old School Outdoors show. (www.oldschooloutdoorstv.com). Below is a short clip of their pheasant hunt. Check it out. Rob is a gifted videographer. The footage is outstanding.
Their show’s title sponsor is Duxbak (www.duxbak.com), a company that’s produced classic, high-quality waterfowl and outdoor gear since 1904. Have a look. Amazing apparel.
If you or your friends are interested in a first-class prairie hunt (or any other hunt), call me for information.