Whitetail Buck Flower Removal Service


I can’t believe I have to watch these guys work everyday!

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Chocolate Lab Dock Jump


I think Scud has a future in dock jumping if pheasant hunting doesn’t work out for him. 😉

 

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Tree Planting on the Farm – 2014


Easter weekend was a great weekend to plant trees and do a little farm yard maintenance this year. We were able to plant 50 Engelmann Spruce and 150+ Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) bushes, set three gates and board up some broken windows in the barn. After three days of sun it looks like we have a week of rain ahead, should be great for the trees. 🙂 Hopefully in a few years the trees will be big enough to give the pheasants some food and places to hide.

Augusta, Montana Rocky Mountain Front

Driving past Augusta, Montana.

Choteau, Montana - Rock Mountain Front

Driving past Choteau, Montana.

Dark Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Where’s the tennis ball?!?!

Engelmann Spruce Tree Planting

Engelmann Spruce Tree Planting

Planting Engelmann Spruce

Engelmann Spruce

Planting Silver Buffaloberry - Shepherdia argentea

Planting Silver Buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) – Bundles of 50

Planting Silver Buffaloberry - Shepherdia argentea

Marking Planted Trees with Flags

Each flag represents a tree planted.

Planting trees with a Tree Auger

Planting trees with a Tree Auger

Planting trees with a Tree Auger

Evening Sun on the Farm

Evening sun on the farm.

Farm Yard Sunset

Farm Yard Sunset

Installing the Farm Yard Gate

Installing the Farm Yard Gate

Installing gates

Installing gates

Scud the Chocolate Lab Helper!

Scud the Chocolate Lab Helper!

Barn Maintenance

Barn Maintenance

Montana Pheasant Hunting – Opening Weekend 2013

Pheasant Hunting Eastern Montana

Pheasant Hunting Montana 2013

Well it was another beautiful pheasant opening weekend in Eastern Montana. The cool weather really helped the dogs track and not overheat. Just one bird short of our two-day limit wasn’t too bad.  Most of the birds we harvested were fairly mature. Most other hunters seemed to have quite a few younger birds in their possession and this could be contributed to the release of many farmed pheasants in the area. Here are a few pictures from over the weekend:

Chocolate Lab Pheasant

Scud’s first pheasant retrieve.

 

It’s that time of year again!


With the cold air coming I feel the urge to get out of the office and into the field! Looks like a lot of the pheasant chicks didn’t make it in the Conrad area. I think a few hail storms were the biggest culprit. Hopefully enough birds lived to make it a good pheasant season. I drew a cow elk permit this year. Super excited to fill up the freezer!

Happy hunting to you in your neck of the woods!

Bighorn Ram Punch & Elk Camp at the Sun River Game Range


Rocky Mountain Front, Montana

A few pictures and videos from helping a friend take his elk camp out at the Sun River Game Range (back in December). On the way out we saw some bighorn sheep on the side of the road. They were pretty comical to watch.

These videos are best viewed in Full Screen mode as I was a little ways back.

Scud & Friends

Sleeping Chocolate Lab Puppy

Winter Farm Pictures – Valier & Sweetgrass, MT

The old farm house

While driving up to Canada to get Scud we stopped by the farm to check on things.  It’s was nice and sunny and there quite a few birds (pheasants) from what I could see.  Here are a few photos I took on the way up to Canada, mostly around the farm and towards the Sweetgrass Hills.

Making Deer Jerky

Jerky in the dehydrator

2012 Whitetail Buck Deer

At the end of this last hunting season I took a stab a making some jerky out of my deer. I took about 15 lbs. of deer meat and cut it up into 3/4″ slices, then mixed it up in a container with Hi-Country Jerky Seasoning & Cure. After letting the jerky season & cure overnight I placed the slices of meat on the dehydrator racks, set the temperature at 155 and walked away for 14 hours.  If the jerky wasn’t so thick it would have not taken as long to cook but boy it turned out great!