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George begins this journal by noting that it is his dogs' Ruff's 10th season and Feathers' 5th season. He also hunts along with Shadow and Wilda, two blue spaniels. He hunts for grouse in Chesnut Ridge, Monongahela National Forest, Cooper's Rock State Forest, and Scott Run. He chats with Mrs. Charley Meyers about shooting grouse, and is annoyed that she mistakes it for pheasant. Later in the year, he visits Pittsburgh for shopping and to see the symphony. Towards the end of the season, he details training Shadows and Wilda to point and retrieve. Ruff's paw is stiff and he can't hunt, while Feathers accidentally pierces a leg on a thorn. While hunting, Kay slips downhill holding 2/3 of a gun. George includes many illustrations of grouse in flight and his dogs, and includes charts with statistics about each dogs' retrieves. He makes note of the weather and terrain in many entries.
George makes note that it is Ruff's 8th season, Wilda's 4th, and Feathers' 3rd. It is George's 28th season with his Fox double gun, and his 30th grouse season. He visits Dolly Sods, the Allegheny Mountains, Canaan Valley, and Terra Alta. Kay accompanies him on some of his hunts, filming and taking photos. He visits a preserve in New Jersey and makes notes of pheasant in the area. Later in the season, when the WV season reopens, he finds a lost kitten. He visits Cucumber Run, Tub Run, White's Creek, Hazel Run, Roaring Gap, Lick Run, and Little Sandy.
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 it is Ruff's 9th season and Feathers' 4th season. He also hungs with his dogs Wilda and Shadows at Roaring Gap, Laurel Run Valley, Canaan Montain, Hazelton, along the Cheat River between Albright and Kingwood, Scott's Run, and Beaver Creek. He goes pheasant shooting in Michigan. He attempts to breed Ruff with Doll (the dog of someone else.) Kay takes photos and films their outings. He makes frequent note of the weather and terrain.
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 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.
With sadness, George begins his journal noting that is his first year hunting without Briar after ten seasons together, and that both he and Kay consider Briar to have been one of their finest setters. Belton, however, is living up to high expectations, with George greatly enjoying their outings together. Accompanied by Belton and Kay, George details his outings in each entry, noting the time, weather, and location. This year, he finds trapping prevalent due to the high price for pelts, and hopes it will curb predators. George, Kay, and Briar hunt for grouse adn woodcock in and around Graveyard Glade, Ft. Morris Thorns, Cherry Grove, Morrison, Plum Place, Cupp Place, Falkenstine, Lower Shafer, Hoyes Run, Seese Place, Mountaindale, Tucker Place, Webb Chapel, Radabaugh, Little Sandy, Hog Run, Eisentrout, Stony River Gap, Ridge Road South, Ridge Road North, the Gates, Rehobeth Thorns, Two-Grouse Run, Grassy Ridge, Edelman, Pigeon Roost, and Ohio. He includes tables with hunt statistics for each location and for Belton.
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.