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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.
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.
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.
This journal details George and Kay's first hunting season at Old Hemlock. Along with their dog Blue, they hunt for grouse and woodcock in Sandy and Beaver Creeks. George makes detailed notes of the weather and terrain, and includes sketches of birds and dogs throughout his writing.
In this journal, George writes of his second hunting season at Old Hemlock. He hunts for grouse and woodcock with his dogs Blue and Grouse along the Pennsylvania and West Virginia state line, and along Muddy Creek and Bruceton Road. He spends time hunting with his wife, Kay, and his neighbors and friends. He writes detailed notes about the weather and terrain.
In this journal, George details hunting for grouse with his father in and around Connellsville, PA along with his dogs Grouse and Bird. In many entries, he describes the weather and terrain of the day in great detail, and writes about his plans for hunting that day.
In this journal, George writes of hunting with Kay and his father for grouse and woodcock. He is accompanied by his dogs, Blue and Grouse. In many entries, he makes detailed notes about the weather and terrain.