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George notes that it is Shadows' 11th season and Dixie's 6th season. He hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Canaan Valley, Upper Dority, and Kingwood. Dixie has puppies in January of the next year--Bliss, Bonnie, and Mark. Sadly, George's mother passes away that January. Later, George goes pheasant-shooting in the preserve. He makes frequent notes of terrain and weather and records detailed statistics for each dog.
In this journal, sadly, George notes that Ruff had died earlier that year. Still, accompanied by Shadows and Dixie, he makes a trip to Canaan Valley to hunt woodcock and grouse. Later, he notes that he is having some eye trouble, and is using a bell on Shadows to keep him located. He writes that a man is interested in his next litter of puppies, and later visits the Arthurdale preserve.
In this journal, George notes that his new dog, Bliss, the double granddaughter or Ruff, seems to be the most promising gun dog since Ruff. Accompanied by Dixie and Bliss, he hunts for quail, woodcock, and grouse in and around Lower Dority, Canaan Valley, Blackwater, Dolly Sods, and Watoga State Park. Shadows is involved in an accident while hunting. Later, George hunts in PA due to a fire closure in WV, and makes his way to the Arthurdale preserve in the post season to hunt pheasant. He makes frequent notes of the weather and terrain and keeps statistics for each dog.
George Bird Evans' 1965 journals seem to be missing a few pages at the beginning and the end. In the pages provided, George hunts for woodcock and grouse with Dixie, Shadows, and Bliss in and along Yokum Run, Blackwater, Devils Run, Island Knoll, Beaver Creek, Upper Dority, Sugar Valley Knob, Bishoff Place, Mount Storm, Whistsell Settlement, and the Rockwell Preserve. Later, he hunts for pheasant and quail as well. He makes frequent note of the weather and terrain and occasionally illustrates his journal entries.
George writes that it is Shadows' 14th and last season, Dixie's 10th, and Bliss' 3rd. He hunts for grouse in and around many sites, including Blackwater, Gates, Scott Place, Mt. Storm, Gregg Knob, Canaan, Cupp Run Swamp, Upper Dority, Hazelton, Upper Beaver, Lick Run School, Scott Place, Armstrong Bottom, Leander Place, and Little Sandy. He writes of meeting with Bill Ringer. Early the next year, he visits the Rockwell preserve to hunt for pheasants.
Along with his dogs Bliss and Dixie, George hunts for woodcock and grouse in and around Gregg Knob Glades, Blackwater, Hartman Place, Mt. Storm, Huckleberry Plains, Sugar Valley, Little Sandy, and Glover Place. He meets with Bill Ringer and Ezra Kelly and visits the land of Butch Bennett and Charlie Bryte. He illustrates some of his entries, and makes detailed notes of the terrain and weather. He keeps statistics on each dog.
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.
George begins his journals on opening day, noting that it Bliss is 4 1/2 and Dixie is healthy at 10 1/2. Sadly, Shadows has died. George hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Gregg Knob, Mt. Storm, Mason Run, The Gates, Glover Place, Ezra Kelly's Place, Harmony Grove Road, Little Sandy, Canaan Mountain, and Connelly. He meets with friends Peg and les. He notes statistics for each hunting location and dog. He makes frequent note of the weather and terrain.
George begins his journal on Opening Day with his dog Briar. He notes that it is Dixie's 13th season, and she will probably not be hunting much except for woodcock coverts. He hunts in and around Wright's, Scott Place, Paiva Place, Canaan Valley, Gates, Connelly Place, Edelman, Rehoboth, Upper Tub Run, Braddock Run, Five Forks Glades, Dinner Bell Pipeline, McGrew Place, Bishoff Place, upper Dority, Little Sandy, and Scott Place. In each entry, he notes the weather, the number of flushes and shots, and the names of the dogs he hunts with. He includes a table with hunt statistics of each outing location and individual dog.
George writes sadly of Dixie's death, noting that she and her daughter Bliss were two of the best woodcock dogs he'd ever had. This season, he hunts with his dogs Briar and Bunny. They go on outings in and around Gates, Beaver Creek, Scott Place, Leander Place, Mt. Storm, Little Sandy DeBerry, Braddock Run, Birch Hill, Winding Ridge, Tub Run, and the McGrew Place. Each entry includes information about the weather, statistics on flushes and shots, and the name of the dog he is hunting with. He includes tables of hunt statistics for each location and individual dog.