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Jess proudly poses with her ducks. Photos by Phoebe Bean
On Saturday, my recent good luck with Eastern duck hunting continued; Dave Perkins, Nancy Mackinnon, Charley Perkins, Jess (Dave and Nancy’s lab from Wildrose Kennels), and I trundled off in the pre-dawn darkness to set up decoys and. . .
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. . .
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. . .
Cayenne flushed these two ruffed grouse not far from Steve’s house on a quick afternoon hunt. Photo by Steve Hemkens
Steve Hemkens—vice president of Orvis Rod & Tackle/Sporting Adventures—moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, last spring. This is the first Western season season Steve’s English Springer Spaniel, Cayenne, who learned to hunt grouse in the thick woods of. . .
In this episode, host Reid Bryant interviews Simon Perkins. Simon’s family has owned Orvis since the 60′s. They talk about what it’s like to grow up in a family where hunting and fishing are not simply. . .