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Photos: A Western Shooter’s First Woodie

Written by: Phoebe Bean

The author’s first wood duck marked the end of a stretch of tough hunting.
Photo by Phoebe Bean

The first week of duck season in the East was, by my Western standards, slow. Early morning wake-ups, cold fingers, and drenched gear from the occasional rain storm had offered no reward. Over the weekend, however, my. . .


Photos: A Lunch Date with Some Woodcock in Vermont

Written by: Scott McEnaney, Orvis Eastern ELOG Director

Diesel (left) and Ghillie are all smiles after their first time out for woodcock this year.
Photos by Scott McEnaney

The dogs were looking at me with eager eyes on Monday morning. They watched me head to the field a couple of times over the weekend…but I wasn’t bringing them along. It was opening of archery season here in Vermont, and it wasn’t anything. . .