Friday, November 30, 2012


John Hayes, the breeder I use at : Kirby Mountain Kennels just had a nice litter of Brits. This is the guy I got my young dog from. These puppies were born on Thanksgiving and will be ready mid to end of January. There is one spoken for and the litter is 5 males and 5 females....these are NICE dogs! Kirby Mountain Kennels 240 Locust Ridge Road, East Burke, Vt (802) 626-5282
Contact John on facebook key words Kirby Mountain Kennels or at

Monday, October 29, 2012

Flight Birds

Currently we are on hold! But as soon as SANDY passes we will be back at it...Vermont Woodcock season is open until November 14th. Thanks for the view and be safe through the storm!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vermont Bird Hunting

Woodcock chalk, a clear indicator that Woodcock were feeding here and are nearby. More times then'll have and see a point, walk up, see chalk and then fly a bird.
An American Woodcock, my absolute favorite little brown bird!
"POINT" it is time to get over there.... find a window...ITS SHOWTIME!
Dead Bird...
Being in his third season and with the TERRIBLE TWOS behind young dog "Jake" has come a long way and is alot of fun to watch.
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING....flight birds will be arriving this next week. LIFE IS VERY GOOD!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Southern Vermont Bird Covers

Modern 21st century Woodcock and Grouse covers have a mix of: Alders, apples, poplar, birches, wetness (brooks), clearings and pine....

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


A quick update: The season is open, we are seeing and flying local birds. Have even seen some family groups of woodcock. Its hard to tell yet on numbers of birds. There are no apples....the warm weather in March followed by a cold wet April did the apple blossoms in throughout my covers. Grapes are pretty slim the season rolls I think the grouse will be easier to find without the normal large menu....its been pretty wet and rainy....after the dry summer life is good. If you want to book a bird hunting trip, I do still have limited open dates. Thanks for the view!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Vermont Woodcock and Grouse season is open. There are still a limited amount of open dates. Give me and my buddy "Jake" call.
Jake looked great yesterday. It was the first nice day in awhile and I happened to not be guiding fishermen. The leaves are nearing peak and it looks to be a great season. Thanks for the view and please stay tuned to all my blogs.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The 2012 Vermont Woodcock Hunting Dates

I just got the word from the State today, the Vermont 2012 Woodcock Season begins Oct. 1st and ends Nov. is time to book a bird hunt!

Monday, July 9, 2012


The best way to prepare yourself shooting wise is to get a buddy and play stick bird. With a hand thrower, a case of clays and a flat of shells..what a FUN way to spend a couple hours.....the basic idea is to throw unhittable birds....I can not think of a better way to prepare for Ruffed Grouse.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It is winter in Vermont

It's winter and Jake loves his backyard and his Dad loves his "Hearing Aide". Tucker never needed one but Jake is night and day different when its strapped to his neck....I never was a fan of E-Collars but ~ I AM NOW:)