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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.
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.
In this journal, George notes that it is his 57th season and his dog Belton's 6th season. Belton is 5 years and 5 months old. Noting that this season is particularly bad for grouse hunting in West Virginia, George makes his way to New York State, where he hunts in locations including the Smithville Flats, Pharsalia, Hunt Road, Melondy Hill, Harford, the German Corners, and Plank Road. In West Virginia and Pennsylvania, he hunts for grouse and woodcock in locations in and around Mt. Storm, Clyde Davis's land, Bayard Cemetery Ridge, Rifle Ridge, Grassy Ridge, Aurora, the Gates, Donald Mover's thorns, Hog Run West, Cranesville, Hartman, Morrison, Maust, Matthews, Tarleton, Lower Hog Run, and Graveyard Glade. He praises Belton's skills for flushing woodcock, though later he notes that the dog is giving him problems by going to grouse for scent, a habit picked up from woodcock hunting. He notes the thick rhododendron and hawthorn cover. On his outings, he remembers hunting with Briar fondly, and reminisces about Belton's first point at a quail. His wife, Kay, often accomanies George on his outings. His journals include tables of hunt statistics for each location, as well as hunt numbers for himself and Belton.
George writes of his outings hunting for grouse and woodcock, noting the date, weather, and location in each entry. Along with their dog Belton, Kay accompanies George on many of his hunts, taking both still photos and video. George nostalgically compares Belton to Briar, praising both dogs highly. He remembers working with Dixie, Briar, and Bliss in various coverts he encounters. Later, he praises the performance of four wheel drives in rough weather and terrain. George hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Plum Place, Upper Wilderness, Maust, Morrison, White Oak, Hoyes Run, Hartman, Ft. Morris Thorns, Little Sandy, Graveyard Glade, Glover, Frank Wright's Place, Wilkinson's Sawmill, Wilburn, Rattlesnake Hill, English Hill, Rehobeth, Rifle Ridge, park Corner, Ridge Road, and the Bayard Graveyard. He includes tables of hunt statistics for each location.
In this journal, George laments that Quest's points are low-tailed, among his other bad habits picked up from being away from game too long. George fondly remembers hunting with Dixie, Shadows, Belton, and Briar in familiar covers. He experiences some difficulty with his stiff right shoulder, and experiences some increased antagonism from the public towards hunters. He meets with friends John Sylvester and Paul Rinker. He drives his Subaru to hunt in locations in and around Black Bear Thorns, Canaan Valley, Camp 70, the "Gates," Lacey Thorns, the Edelman Place, Mount Storm, Cranesville Swamp, Spruce Thorns, Rifle Ridge, Mallows, Reservoir Hill Road, the Poplar House, Harriet Brymer's land, Spruce Gate, King's Bridge, Little Sandy North, Ray Guthrie's land, and the McKay Place. In each entry, he notes the weather and location. He includes tables with data for game, location, and dog.
George begins this season with his Old Hemlock dog, Manton, sick due to gravel in his stomach. He begins this season's outings hunting with only Quest, but includes both Quest and Manton in his later hunts. It is George's 67th season at 84 years old, and his dog Quest's 8th season at 7 years old. George is beginning to experience some health problems, but Kay remains at his side for many hunts. He hunts in locations in and around Black Bear thorns, Mallow North, Rehobeth thorns, the Pauls' place, Mrs. Burkes' land, Mitchell Fields, Spruce Spring, the McKay place, Rich Hopkins' land, and Charlie Seese's land. George visits with Virginia Grover and Dale Davis' son, who speaks to him about grouse he saw. Later, George comes across a man named Bean while hunting who recognizes his name. Included in his journals are tables and charts of hunt data and statistics for each location.
George writes of hunting around Old Hemlock, accompanied by Kay and their dogs, Blue and Dawn. He maintains a corporate job while at Old Hemlock, but finds time to explore above Clifrton, Mason Run, Roaring Creek, Lick Run, Brandonville, and Sandy Creek. He writes of shooting grouse, quail, and woodcock. His notes include small illustrations and notes about the weather and terrain.
At his first complete season since leaving home in 1942, George writes of grouse hunting at Old Hemlock with his wife, Kay. Accompanied by his dogs, Blue and Dawn, he explores Chestnut Ridge, Beaver Creek, and Roaring Creek. He makes a December hunting trip to Middleburg, Virginia, and spends Christmas in Winchester, Virginia, where he hunts grouse and quail in the Shenandoah Valley.