September is always highly waited upon to start the upland season here in New Mexico. Foremost, there is Dusky Grouse hunting; think pheasant hunting in elk country. It is a great way to initiate the season. This photo was taken during a September hunt by a hunt buddy. This is Apachecadillac's first grouse, his official entry to the Royal Order of Dusky Hunters. Please note the SXS under his arm.
Beginning the Summer 2013, my English Pointer, Conde Duque, "Duke" will be standing at stud. He is an orange and white male out of Hifive Kennels in MN. His pedigree features both Miller and Elhew bloodlines with Ch. Dateline Black List as his sire and Elhew Sinbad as is grandsire.
Allie will start her hunting career with me in September. For me, there always the excitement of getting a new dog on the field that I have trained. It is a pleasure to hunt with a dog and I am looking forward to hunting with pointers (in the past I personally hunted with Labradors). The first game on the board will be Dusky Grouse. This hunt will get her more exposure to the actually hunt and I won't demand too much from her. By the time that quail and pheasant season kicks in, I hope to see what she can do in the field for her young age. This is going to be fun.