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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 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.
George notes that it is Briar's 6th hunting season. At the start of the season, unfortunately, Kay has an injured kneecap and is unable to walk. Accompanied by Briar, he hunts for woodcock and grouse in and around Mason Run, Brown Hill, Gates, Glade Run, Beaver Creek, Rehoboth Thorns, the Henkel Place, Tub Run Swamp, and Braddock Run. He begins writing "The Trouble with Bird Dogs." Each entry includes information about the weather and time, as well as statistics on flushes and shots. He includes a few tables with hunt statistics for each location.
George begins the season in Cincinnatus, New York. It is Briar's 8th season and Belton's 1st season. He hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Woodcock Hill, Blackwater, Canaan Valley, Edelman, Rehobeth Gates, Negro Mountain, Buchel's Thorns, Fort Morris, Laurel Run, Cherry Run, Henkel Place, the Mt. Nebo Public Hunting Area, Potomac State Forest, and Hunting Hill. In each entry, he notes the weather, time, and location. He includes a few tables of hunt statistics for each location and individual dog.
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.
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.