Grandma was in town and on baby watch, so I snuck away for an hour or two in the desert. The birds worked me over pretty good, and although I enjoyed the sunrise and the sounds of the desert, my heart was still with my little girl back at the house. So, I started the […]
My family rolled into town for the week of Christmas and it’s been a fantastic time introducing them to the newest member of the family. Good times were had by all. I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
The sun has a unique way of complimenting the mountains in Arizona. Whether it’s turning them pink in the morning or purple at dusk, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen so many beautiful sunrises and sunsets. As an outdoorsman, I have the privilege of being in the field to see these picturesque sights, and […]
She’s here. Our baby girl, Evelyn Jo Smith arrived on Sunday, December 1st. She decided that 3:09 was as good a time as any to make her entrance, and she came screaming in to this world to greet her mama and papa. I won’t try to describe with words the emotional high, sheer terror, and […]
The grass cover was exceptional as it mixed in with the prickly pear cactus. Watching the covey scatter, we slowly eased across the wash and up the opposite hillside. We zig-zagged through the maze of desert plants, and were greeted with single birds holding tight in the thick grasses. It made for a good day […]
Last year I spent quite a few days in the original Q5 Bird Hunting Vest designed by Dan Priest. Dan’s extensive quail hunting knowledge and experience led him to build a high quality vest that is manufactured right here in Arizona. This season, he released a new version of the vest called the Centerfire. Although […]
Dan and I are in the same boat. Both our wives are pregnant with little girls, and both our wives were wanting to get out of town. When the girls decided that we would be headed to Flagstaff for the weekend, the wheels in my head started to turn. Dan had never been hunting before, […]
My morning started out a bit rocky, but things eventually turned out. As the light was just starting to come up. I bent down to duck under the tree and came face to face with a palm sized tarantula. The end of my nose was about 8 inches away from the rock that his hairy […]