He got a little excited!
Dan & Blackie with a nice grouse!
Photo By: KarenThomason
I loaded up our three oldest Gordons this afternoon and headed out for a hunt. I went across the river and walked some gated roads on Fatman Mt. I started out with Blackie. We made a loop through the woods and came back to the road when Blackie did a quick stop. Two beeps, and a bird flushed into the forest. I found the bird in a pine tree but couldn't get it to fly. About 50 yds. up the road the same thing happened. The wind was at our back and Blackie was right on top of the grouse before he smelled them. The wind was in our favor on the way out and and he locked up tight. I walked in and the grouse flew low across the road with Blackie right under it. No shot. Gracie was running down a road as fast as she could go and hit scent. She tried to turn and stop at the same time. The grouse flushed as she was going into her second roll. Happy got birdy a few times but I didn't find a bird. On the way out a grouse ducked off the road right next to the van. I drove 50 yds. and put Blackie out again. He locked up on the spot, then dove downhill behind the bird. The Grouse flushed my way and I got lucky. We found another on the road but it went way down the hill before it flushed. Six flushed and one in the bag. A wonderful afternoon! DWT