Paxson looks great! Tough to hunt when there are a lot of folks around. We were going to head up a trail Sat. and found a crowd there so instead bucked brush up another mountain. Saw several flocks flying around the top (3,000 ft) but diddn't get into any that we could connect with. Not sure how long the Denali is passable but maybe you'll get another chance.
Yep, Paxson is indeed a nice looking dog. And that shotgun looks like a Model 37 perhaps? Each of us is very lucky to be who we are, and where we are. I feel so sorry for those who live in big cities all across the lower 48, and who don't know the power and the thrill of hunting over a fine dog in wilderness.
I'm going out again tomorrow.
Hoyt, one of these days we need to get together.
PS.Here's a shot of my youngest Brittany, Charlie, just the other day with a ruffed grouse.
I tell ya, you guys Hunting with Dogs look like you are having a great time, I'm envious
Love that first photo Hoyt, good one to make that your avatar, what a classic
Jim, yours is a beauty also
Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !