A Pheasant Hunter’s Dream

Have you ever thought of traveling to pheasant hunt?  Don’t rule out Oregon!  Check out my “how to” on The Shooting Channel.  I sure feel blessed to live in such an accessible bird hunting state. 

Deacon and his trophy

Deacon and his trophy


A Few More of My Favorite Things…

Tis the season of holiday music, laughter, and smiles.  Although it is not  a “holiday” song, per se, one song I love to sing this time of year is “My Favorite Things” from the Sound of Music.  While belting out the lyrics last week to put a smile on my son’s face, I got to thinking of many of my favorite things.  I began by sharing the Prois Pro-Edition Vest, and now the list continues:

#2- My Taxidermist- Cory Wright

A sampling of Cory's bird work.  I hope to have more for him by season's end.

A sampling of Cory’s bird work. I hope to have more for him by season’s end.

Although my taxidermist is a great friend and hunting companion, I absolutely LOVE the work he produces.  Cory Wright, of CoryWright Taxidermy in Gresham, Oregon, is a true artist.  Cory breathes life back into my trophy mounts that now grace the walls of my home.  As long as Cory is in business, I will not allow anyone else to do my taxidermy work.   The beauty of Cory’s work speaks for itself….


Cory's work leaves no details incomplete.

Cory’s work leaves no details incomplete.













#3- My German Shorthair Pointer

Storm on point, holding tight on a rooster pheasant.

Storm on point, holding tight on a rooster pheasant.

Three years ago I treated myself to a special Christmas present (although I couldn’t bring her home until the following April).  As an avid bird hunter, I decided it was time to raise my own bird hunting companion.  I began my search for a German Shorthair Pointer and quickly found a breeder with “must have” dogs.  After a visit with Howard Meyer of Chippewa Kennels in Corvallis, Oregon, I knew I must have one of his future pups. http://chippewa-gsp.com  I spent time in the field with a few of Howard’s dogs and immediately fell in love.  Not only were they all strong hunters, but their companionship and cooperation in the field was par to none, and their noses… their noses were exceptional!

I put down my deposit with my Christmas money before the new litter was even born, and several months later paid a visit to make my pick.   I have not once been disappointed.   Chippewa Gracie’s Molteno Storm (“Storm” for short) has become one of my best friends and hunting companions.

My big goofball with a really good nose.

My big goofball with a really good nose



“Brown paper packages, tied up with string.  These are a few of my favorite things.”   What are you hoping to find all wrapped up this holiday gift-giving season?  What are a few of your favorite things?  


Come Hunt with Me! ~ Upland Bird Hunt

Come hunt with me!  Ladies in Camo is offering a great upland bird hunt package January 19 and 20, 2013.  What better Christmas present could you give yourself?  Check out http://www.ladiesincamo.com/huntsevents.html for more information and to reserve your spot today!  

This pheasant was harvested on my last excursion to Sage Canyon. Always fun times!

Hunt: Fully Guided Pheasant & Chukar Hunt. Minimum of 6 hunters/Maximum of 15.

Outfitter: Sage Canyon Outfitters, Maupin, OR http://sagecanyonoutfitters.com/index.html

Package Price:  LIC exclusive price of $430 for the entire weekend of hunting; which includes trap shooting, light breakfast and a lunch both days, 5 birds (5 pheasant roosters Saturday/5 hens or chukars Sunday) on each day and a guide w/dog. Does not include lodging, evening meals, guide tips or license. Suggested lodging at Imperial River Company Hotel http://www.deschutesriver.com/ (averages $79 per night for double occupancy) #800-395-8903 for reservations.

Arrival/Departure: Arrive at Sage Canyon Outfitters at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. You will depart Sunday after the hunt.

Deacon and his trophy


Booking your hunt:  For more information, email contactus@ladiesincamo.com. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking with the remainder due upon your arrival at the outfitter; if booking via email, the deposit is due within 10 days of booking to hold your spot. To reserve your spot, click on  http://www.ladiesincamo.com/store/bookahunt.html.

Chukar double by April and Jinx