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It is George's first year without Feathers, and Ruff's 15th and last season. It is George's 35th season with the Fox gun. Along with Dixie and Shadows, he hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Roaring Gap, Decker's Run, Meyers Rocks, Abraham's Creek, Dolly Sods, Davis Trail, Cabin mountain, Laurel Run, Flag Run, and Petersburg. He is occasionally accompanied by Meade and Bean, his other dogs. Noting the thick rhododendron and greenbrier cover, he hunts Dixie and Ruff together. Later, George enjoys some post-season pheasant shooting at the Nemacolin Trail Preserve. Making frequent notes of the weather and terrain, he keeps detailed statistics for each individual dog and illustrates some of his journal entries.
In this journal, George notes that it is Ruff's 14th season, Feathers' 9th season, Shadows' 8th season, and Dixie's 3rd season. It is his 34th season hunting with his Fox double gun. During this year, he makes a trip to Cabin 22 at Canaan Valley. He hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Canaan Mountain, Stony River Dam, Blackwater, Barnes Run, Scott Place, and Whitsell County. He writes of allowing rabbit hunting at Old Hemlock, and describes different methods of communicating with and training his dogs. Later, he decides not to continue hunting Feathers and Dixie together, and begins pairing Dixie and Shadow together. It is Feathers' last season. He makes note of the terrain and weather frequently, and keeps statistics for each dog.
Along with his dog, Briar, George hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Gates, Rehoboth Thorns, Canaan Valley, Cabin Mountain, the Henkel Place, North Bend State lodge, Shultz, Hen Run, Tub Run, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. He notes later that he is having some vision trouble. In the post-season, he visits the Hunting Hills shooting club to hunt quail, pheasant, and chukars. In each entry, he includes information on the time, weather, and location, as well as statistics on flushes and shots. He includes a table with hunt statistics for each location, as well as hunt numbers for himself, Kay, and Briar.
George praises the effect that the electric collar has had on Briar's training. He hunts for woodcock and grouse in and around Little Sandy DeBerry, Gates, Canaan Valley, Rehoboth Thorns, Henkel Place, Morrison Place, Braddock Run, and McGrew. In the postseason, he goes hunting for quail, pheasants, and woodcock on the preserve and takes photos for an article on the electronic collar. In each entry, he includes the outing location, information about the time and weather, and the name of the dog he is hunting with. He includes a table of hunt statistics for each location and dog.
Now in his 58th season, George does not hunt on Opening Day. When he does hunt, however, he is accompanied by his dog, Belton, and his wife, Kay. He meets with friends including Clarence Friend, John Landis, and Neil Sheehan. Throughout the season, he hunts in locations in and around Al Brown's place, the Friends' land, Dolly Sods, Fisher's Spring Bog, Somerville Road, the Allegheny Mountains, Ben Thompson's "gates," Mount Storm South, the Hartman Place, Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Paul Uphold's land, Pigeon Roost Road, Poplar house, Rehobeth, Graveyard Glade, the Matthews' Place, Spruce Spring, Three States Corners, Galecrest, Upper Wilderness, Little Sandy North, Tub Run, Far Cucumber Run, Parnell Road, Meyers Rocks, and the Wilkinson Place. In each entry, he notes the location, weather, and makes some notes regarding the performance of Belton. He notes the thick hawthorne, blackberry, and grapevine cover, and admires the fields of goldenrod and St. Johns Wort. He sees hawks, groundhogs, and owls, but finds the grouse lacking. During Thanksgiving, he hunts along the Mason-Dixon line. He hunts with Kay on their 56th anniversary. Unlike many of his other journals, he does not include tables of statistics for each hunt location.
George misses the first few weeks of the season due to an ulcer. When he feels well enough to venture out, he is only able to hunt for roughly two hours at a time. Accompanied by his dog, Belton, and his wife, Kay, he hunts in locations in and around Rehobeth Thorns, the Hartman place, the Henckle place, Little Sandy North, Furnace Road, the Lawson land, the Wilkinson place, Lower Hog Run, Hazelton, the Matthews' place, Graveyard Glade, Lake Noel, and Hunting Hills. He meets with friends including Luke Seese, Raymond Seese, the Lawson boys, and Denny Feathers. On his outings, he sees turkeys, but notes that it is a disappointing year for grouse. He mentions that it is difficult for him to keep up with Belton and misses Dixie's range as a gun dog. Later in the season, he finds the back roads too icy to drive. Unlike many of his other journals, George does not include a table of hunt statistics.
In this journal, George hunts with both Quest and Manton together. He finds chukkars in some covers, and remarks on the vibrant tree color and warmth of the Indian Summer. This season, he celebrates his and Kay's 62nd anniversary, and although he laments the lack of grouse game in West Virginia, he has found joy in hunting with Manton. He visits locations including the Playfort Maust place, Black Bear Thorns, Canaan Valley, the Brenda Miller house, Black Bear resort, Cortland Road, Dolly Sods, Fishers Spring, Somersville Road, Grassy Ridge, the Frazee place, the Wolf place, Deer Lake, Spruce Spring, the Paul Liston Mine, the Bishoff place, Big Sandy Ridge, and Kelly Gallows Road. George visits friends Ben and Dorothy Thompson and Mike Bitely. He finds that Manton has a bad habit of wandering off and hunting by himself, while Quest has a scare falling down a ridge steep enough to have killed him, which thankfully does not happen. At this point with the lack of game birds, hunting for George has become primarily recalling and exercise. He keeps a table of hunt statistics, noting that he has only moved 5 grouse this season in West Virginia.
It is George's 69th season hunting grouse, and he is accompanied by his dogs Quest and Manton, at 9 and 2 years respectively. He visits hunt locations in and around Pisgah, the Lick Run Trail, Big Sandy Valley, the Pisgah Mountaineer Hunting Club, Enchanted Valley, Black Bear Thorns, Canaan Valley, Dolly Sods, Pine Creek, Ridge Road, Spruce Spring, and the Pauls' place. He hunts with Tom Kotay, David hall, Danny Burris, and the Stewart couple. He includes a couple of pages with tables of hunt statistics.
George begins this journal the day after opening day. He goes hunting along with his dogs Ruff, George, and Gay, and is accompanied by Gay's handler, Carl. Training in the pheasant fields, he includes a data chart of statistics for each dog. He hunts, sometimes accompanied by Kay, in and around Roaring Creek, Upper Beaver, Uniontown, Stony River, Stamping Ground Run, and Scott Run. He looks for grouse in covers of hemlock and rhododendron, and describes leaves and scenes around Old Hemlock. He marks the anniversary of Speck's death. In many entries, he describes the weather and terrain in great detail.
George writes that his dog Bliss has died, while it is Dixie's 12th season and Briar's 1st season after intensive training. Bunny, a new Old Hemlocker, stays at home at the start of the year. George details his outings hunting for grouse and woodcock at locations including Fred Moon, Gates, Mt. Storm, Canaan Mountain, Connelly, Glade Farms Glade, Gibbon's Glade, Winding Ridge, Tub Run, the McGrew Place, and the Bishoff Place. In most entries, he notes the location, the weather, the names of the dogs he is hunting with, and statistics including the number of flushes and shots he attempts. He includes many sketches of his dogs as well as a table with hunt statistics from each location he visits and each individual dog that accompanies him.