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Back at Old Hemlock, George writes of fishing for brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. He explores the Upper Aughwick, Lower Aughwick, and Buck Run. Along with Kay, his father, and his dogs Blue, Queenie, and Dub, he hunts for Grouse and Quail in Brandonville and Mason Run. He spots wild turkeys on his walks. Later in the year, he goes on a hunting trip at Antioch with Carroll Wright. Shooting Notes begin on page 4.
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 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 writes that it is his dog Ruff's 13th season and Dixie's 2nd season. It is his 33rd hunting season with his Fox double gun. Along with his other dogs Feathers and Shadows, George hunts for woodcock, pheasant, and grouse. He hunts in and around Willett Swamp, Worley Wright's swamp, Davis, Blackwater Gorge, Cabin Mountain, Devil's Run, Canaan Valley, and Blackwater Park. Sadly, he notes that Ruff is getting old, with slight health problems, and is not out hunting for more than four hours. Feathers and Shadows are better with pheasants than with grouse. He makes note of the terrain and weather in most entries, and includes statistics for each dog.
George notes that it is Shadows' 11th season and Dixie's 6th season. He hunts for grouse and woodcock in and around Canaan Valley, Upper Dority, and Kingwood. Dixie has puppies in January of the next year--Bliss, Bonnie, and Mark. Sadly, George's mother passes away that January. Later, George goes pheasant-shooting in the preserve. He makes frequent notes of terrain and weather and records detailed statistics for each dog.
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.
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.
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 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.
In this journal, George laments the prospect of scant hunting due to his new job working with aircraft. In what few notes he writes, he hunts for quail and grouse with his dog, Blue. He makes note of hunting with Kay at Roaring Creek.
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.
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.
These journals include a typed letter to Hans Uhlig from George with suggestions for limits on grouse and rabbit during the hunting season, and laments the lack of quail in the area. He also mentions the novels he and Kay had written, including Death in Four Colors, which won the Red Badge Prize. In his shooting notes, he hunts in and around Lick Run, Firetown Ridge, Glade Run Valley, Big Sandy below Rockville, Laurel Run, Collins Knob, Little Sandy above Clifrton, the PA/WV line, Upper Beaver, Middle Valley, Petersburg, and Valley Point. He is accompanied by his dogs, Ruff and Wilda. He makes frequent notes of the weather and terrain.
George writes about hunting with Ruff and Blue. Though it is Ruff's fourth season, it is Blue's twelfth, and he tires easily, so much so that George has to carry him on his shoulders towards the end of one trip. Along with Kay, he hunts for grouse in Laurel Run, Log House Hollow, Upper Beaver, Forks of the Sandy River, Upper Quary Run, Lick Run, Enchanted Valley, and Roaring Creek. He encounters deep snow later in the year. Many of his entries make detailed note of the weather and terrain.
George begins his journals detailing the Indian Summer during October of that year, noting that leaves were falling but many were still on the trees. It is his 26th hunting season, and his dog Ruff's 6th hunting season. With his Fox double gun, he hunts for grouse with Ruff, Wilda, and Feathers along Roaring Creek, Lick Run, Brandonville, Mason Run, Little Sandy, the Cooper's Rock area, Hazel Run, Rockvelle, Dolly Sods, Petersburg, Crane School Road, and Upper Laurel. Kay takes pictures of George hunting with the dogs with her Retina II camera. George notes that Feathers has been carefully bred but is not a good bird dog quite yet. He makes many notes of the weather and terrain.
George writes of hunting with Kay and their dogs Ruff, Feathers, and Wilda. He hunts in and around Coopers Rock State Forest and Enchanted Valley. He has a new puppy, Shadow. He details a ban on hunting in WV due to dryness and fire risk. He goes to PA, Pine Knob, and Piney Run. Kay takes many pictures of their outings.
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.