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In this journal, George finds Braddock too low to fish, but fishes in Jonathan Run, which was low as well. He fishes with Kay for chubs and trout. He writes of going hunting with Father, his neighbors, nearby land owners, and friends. He hunts accompanied by his dogs Boy and Nat, who sadly later die in December. He remembers the one year anniversary of Speck's death on November 9th. He mentions buying hemlock and cutting it down. Hunting Notes begin on page 26.
George and Kay describe their outings hunting and fishing in Braddock, Stoney Fork, Laurel Run, Sandy Creek, Cucumber Creek, and Trout Spring Hollow. They write about hunting with their dog Speck for grouse, squirrel, quail, and rabbit. They spot deer on their walks, and make note of the weather and terrain in several entries. Shooting Sketch Book begins on page 33.
In this journal, Kay and George detail accounts of fishing in Trout Spring. They also relate stories of shooting woodcock and grouse with their pointer dogs in Meadow Run, Braddock, Daisy Field, Meadow Ridge, and Mill Run. Their dogs Speck, Pat, and Father accompany them. Many entries include reports on the weather and terrain.
George begins his journal with notes about fishing for trout with Kay in Roaring Creek. Later, in the fall, he details hunting with Kay and his dog, Blue. He is accompanied by a new dog, an Old Hemlock named Ruff, whom he is teaching to fetch grouse. He finds that hunting with two dogs is difficult; the two dogs are jealous of each other. Still, he relates many trips hunting for grouse, woodcock, and quail in Hog House Hollow, Chestnut Ridge, Spikers Ridge, Sandy Creek, Laurel Run, Muddy Creek, Brandonville, and Clifton. He sees deer, and reports on Skipper and Beau, two dogs belonging to others. Ruff, the new dog, points to his first grouse at seven months old, and retrieves his first grouse on Thanksgiving Day. Shooting Notes begin on page 2.
In this journal, George writes of fishing for trout in Little Laurel, Lick Run, and Roaring Creek. He details both spinner and wet fly fishing. Beginning in October, he begins detailing his outings shooting with his dogs Blue, Grouse, and Dawn. He laments that timbering has ruined grouse cover. He visits Brandonville, and mentions that his father is ill. Shooting Notes begin on page 9.
In this journal, George writes of trout fishing with Kay in Braddock Creek. He fishes for "chubs" and other fish in Trout Spring and McIntyre Creek, and sees a mink on the banks. Meeting with Mr. Barclay and Mr. King, in his hunting he comes across a grouse, a dead deer, quail, and woodcock. He hunts accompanied by his dogs Speck, Boy, and Nat. Many of his entries include details about the weather and terrain. Shooting Notes begin on page 18.
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 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 about hunting for woodcock and grouse with his dogs, Speck and Nat. He details interactions with hunters and neighbors, including Ray, Mr. Barclay, and Father. His writings include many small sketches of birds in flight.
In this journal, George writes of hunting for grouse with his father and his dogs, Grouse and Pal. He spends time on Sugar Loaf mountain. His writings include small sketches of birds in flight, and many of his entries detail the weather and terrain.
George begins the shooting season in West Virginia with his dogs, Ruff and Blue. He is happy to learn that Cooper's Rock State Forest is open to squirrel shooting this year, and continues to hunt grouse and woodcock in Scott Run Valley, Laurel Run, Upper Beaver, Chestnut Ridge, Beaver Valley, along Old Greenville Road, Clifrton, Quarry Run, and the woods along the State Line. He borrows dogs named Skipper, Gay, Patch, and another dog named Beau from Andy Culley. In the Maryland hunting season, he hunts for grouse in Mill Run and south of Markleysburg.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
This season finds dogs Belton at 10 1/2 years old and Quest at 2 1/2, while George himself is pushing 80. This season features Quest's first retrieve. Beginning his journals in New York State, George hunts in Afton, Hunt Hill, Hardback Knob, Oquagua Lake, Wheeler Road, Woodcock Corner, Jersey Hill, and Willow Court. In West Virginia and Pennsylvania, he hunts in and around Mount Storm, the Corinth dogwood cover, Poplar House, Clyde Davis' place, Rehobeth, Pigeon Roost Road, Arnold Basin, Ray Guthrie's land, AJ McMullen's place, Dinner Bell Corner, Haudershell, Paul Uphold's land, the Paul Liston Mine, the Hartman place, the Peava place, and Ft. Morris thorns. He hunts with and visits Bill McClure, Jim Nestor, Ray Smith, Rick Gyrka, and Dale Seese. He meets a descendant of his old dog, Ruff, who is mixed with what he terms "rough blood," and expresses disappointment in the resulting dog. He also remarks that Quest is a great disappointment as a dog. He includes a table of statistics with numbers and information for each location and dog.
It is George's 63rd season at 80 years old. His dogs Belton and Quest are 11 1/2 and 3 1/2 years old, respectively. He remarks on the "glorious" Indian summer at the start of the season. Though he speaks disparagingly of the amount of grouse this season, he still visits locations in and around Rehobeth Thorns, Canaan Valley, Timberline, the Black Bear development, Ohiopyle, the Mitchell place, Furnace Road, Fawcett Bottom, Upper Wilkinson, Far Edelman, the Poplar House, the Deer Lake Game Lands, Cemetery Hill, Ray Guthrie's land, Charlie Seese's land, the Chorpenning place, Little Sandy, the Nicholson place, Graveyard Glade, and Chestnut Ridge. He visits with and hunts with friends including Ben Thompson, James Ramsey, Clyde and Cora Davis, Glenn McCarty, and Rob Stout. Later in the season, he fondly remembers his old dogs' Briar and Dixie's birthdays. He includes a table with information and statistics about each hunt location and dog.
George's 73rd hunting season finds him at nearly 91 years and Kay at 91, while Manton is 6 1/2. Hunting without a gun for much of the season, he visis Little Sandy South, the Pauls' place, June's place, Roaring Creek Bridge, Charlie Seese's land, Hog Run, Livingood Road, and Muddy Creek. He drives to where he shot his first West Virginia grouse in 1939. Many of the old roads are now grown over, showing no signs of use by car, and George expresses concern that he and Kay are no longer in condition to be hunting and traversing slippery, steep hills. When he finally flushes grouse, it happens on the outing when he hunts without a gun, but he is still overjoyed at the prospect of there being grouse in the area.
This season, George has a new puppy, Becasse. It is George's 72nd season hunting grouse, and he visits the Paul place, Ezra Kelly's land, Pine Creek, Route 44, the Wilkinsons' land, and Tub Run tributaries. He hunts along with Paul Whosley and Ross Steinhauer, training Becasse to hunt with Manton and making good use of the 4-wheel-drive on slippery roads. George laments the greatly reduced grouse population in West Virginia and the generally empty coverts. He becomes sick with pneumonia in December.