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George begins his journal with notes about fishing for trout with Kay in Roaring Creek. Later, in the fall, he details hunting with Kay and his dog, Blue. He is accompanied by a new dog, an Old Hemlock named Ruff, whom he is teaching to fetch grouse. He finds that hunting with two dogs is difficult; the two dogs are jealous of each other. Still, he relates many trips hunting for grouse, woodcock, and quail in Hog House Hollow, Chestnut Ridge, Spikers Ridge, Sandy Creek, Laurel Run, Muddy Creek, Brandonville, and Clifton. He sees deer, and reports on Skipper and Beau, two dogs belonging to others. Ruff, the new dog, points to his first grouse at seven months old, and retrieves his first grouse on Thanksgiving Day. Shooting Notes begin on page 2.
George begins the shooting season in West Virginia with his dogs, Ruff and Blue. He is happy to learn that Cooper's Rock State Forest is open to squirrel shooting this year, and continues to hunt grouse and woodcock in Scott Run Valley, Laurel Run, Upper Beaver, Chestnut Ridge, Beaver Valley, along Old Greenville Road, Clifrton, Quarry Run, and the woods along the State Line. He borrows dogs named Skipper, Gay, Patch, and another dog named Beau from Andy Culley. In the Maryland hunting season, he hunts for grouse in Mill Run and south of Markleysburg.
In this journal, George writes of fishing for trout in Little Laurel, Lick Run, and Roaring Creek. He details both spinner and wet fly fishing. Beginning in October, he begins detailing his outings shooting with his dogs Blue, Grouse, and Dawn. He laments that timbering has ruined grouse cover. He visits Brandonville, and mentions that his father is ill. Shooting Notes begin on page 9.
In this journal, George details his shooting notes in October and November. He is accompanied by his two dogs, Ruff and Blue. It is Ruff's second season, while it is Blue's tenth hunting season. He hunts with Kay for grouse, quail, and deer in and around Roaring Creek, Lower Shafer, Uniontown, Sandy Creek country, Mason Run, Cooper's Rock State Forest, Scott Run, Lower Laurel, Upper Beaver, and Log House Hollow. He mentions that his father is ill.
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.
George writes that it is his dog Ruff's 13th season and Dixie's 2nd season. It is his 33rd hunting season with his Fox double gun. Along with his other dogs Feathers and Shadows, George hunts for woodcock, pheasant, and grouse. He hunts in and around Willett Swamp, Worley Wright's swamp, Davis, Blackwater Gorge, Cabin Mountain, Devil's Run, Canaan Valley, and Blackwater Park. Sadly, he notes that Ruff is getting old, with slight health problems, and is not out hunting for more than four hours. Feathers and Shadows are better with pheasants than with grouse. He makes note of the terrain and weather in most entries, and includes statistics for each dog.
George attends the Amwell pheasant hunt in New Jersey. Back in West Virginia, he notes that it is his dog Dixie's first season, and also hunts with his other dogs Shadows, Feathers, and Ruff. He visits Uniontown and Whetsell City, and hunts for woodcock in Canaan Valley. He makes detailed notes of the terrain and weather in most entries.
George begins his journal on Opening Day; it is Briar's 9th season and Belton's 2nd. Sometimes accompanied by Kay, he hunts in and around Gates, Reservoir Hill, Clyde Davis High Orchard, Rehobeth, Grassy Ridge, Kitzmiller, Lacey Thorns, Edelman, Bayard Road, McMullen, Henckel Place, Ft. Morris Thorns, Cherry Run, Graveyard Glade, Birch Hill, Bishop Place, Armstrong Bottom, Barrati, Hoye Run, Upper Dority, Milford, Conaway Glade, Little Sandy, and Lower Hog Run. In each entry, he makes note of the weather, time, and hunt location. He includes several tables of hunt statistics.
George notes that it is Briar's 7th hunting season, and praises the dog's hunting skills highly. He hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Ft. Morris Thorns, Canaan, Glade Run, Mt. Storm, Clyde Davis Place, Henkel Place, Gates, Edelman, Rhobeth, Brown Hill, Mason County, Beaverdam Hollow, Roane County, and Cherry Run. In October, he visits Michigan without Kay to go hunting, where he meets noted bird hunter Tom Prawdzik, noting that he was not talkative. In each entry, he notes the weather, time, and location. He includes tables of hunt location statistics and grouse population numbers.