September 22, 2009
Fisher Goes to Bird Camp
Fisher and I came back from North Dakota on the 17th, after four days of driving and four days of sharp-tailed grouse and dove-hunting with my old friend Galen (who is now blogging again).
Since our return, M. and I have both noted a change in the little Chessie. He seems a tad more mature. Still pushy and hyperactive, but not quite so much.
Cookie, Galen's German wirehaired pointer, was his tutor on the grouse, and I think he learned some things, when not chasing her madly across the prairie, liberated after two days in a kennel crate.
And I managed to down two grouse, which is two more than last year, when we never saw one within shotgun range.
They and some doves went into this mixed grill of apple-smoked game birds, sausage, and squash.