Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy New Year!

We traded the late night party for a late night drive down south. Arriving at 6:00am we were able to get in a morning hunt, noon siesta, and and evening to remember. Bird numbers were generous like last year. Here's up and coming Mack aka Lewis. A new member added to team Timberline.

Why does everthing in the desert have to be so mean? Rule number one. Don't touch the cactus, it really is as sharp and pointed as it looks! I have an inquisitive mind. I spent a lot of time checking out the makeup of desert defense mechanisms. Not sure if the fruit is edible. Still have to google that!
The early morning sun rising puts a golden sheer on the landscape. Makes for great lighting. This was one of the first pictures from the trip. We dumped the dogs out on stakes. Nifty, waiting for us to get the game on.
Too many coveys to give you specifics of what happened here. Just trying to capture some covey rises. I got one in this frame.
The new little 28 didn't disappoint. Last year we decided that a 28 would be ideal for these birds. We were waiting all year to prove our theory. 8 for 11 on day one, day two was just about the same. Just some stats for my good buddy Steve to remember. He's usually the dead eye. It probably won't happen again, so this an account for progeny's sake! :)

1 comment:

Shawn K. Wayment, DVM said...

Looks like a great time! I went down there last Feb and been dreamin' ever since! I love to hunt quail!