Archive | October, 2012

You Get What You Pay…and Pay…and Pay for

        You Get What You Pay, and Pay, and Pay For ©2012 by Pat Wray   “You get what you pay for, so buy the best you can afford.” It’s great advice but I can remember many times when the best I could afford simply wasn’t very good.  Unfortunately, my marginal financial […]

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Comfortable in My Own Skin…and Other Useless Phrases

        Comfortable in My Own Skin…and Other Useless Phrases ©2012 by Pat Wray   There are times when I feel just slightly out of phase in the modern world.  I’d like to blame it on the rapid technological advances that have taken place in the last decade or two, but the truth […]

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Heading out to SE Oregon

I’m heading out tomorrow to Fields, to try my luck in the Pueblos and the Steens.  I had initially planned to hunt out of McDermitt but the fires that decimated the Trout Creeks this summer made me change my mind.  Don’t know what to expect as I haven’t heard much yet from that part of […]

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It’s Opening Day and I’m Not There

Somewhere along the line I became hardwired to chukars.  This is not to say that I start hunting on Opening Day…I rarely do.  It’s just that I am acutely aware of the season’s beginning.  Of course, I’m also aware of the time when chicks are likely to be born, when they might switch their diet […]

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Status of the birds as we approach Opening Day

Well, I’m not too sure what to expect.  After an easy winter and a wonderful, mild spring I was ready for record numbers of birds.  But the summer has dragged on forever and in many places the green-up has long been rank and brown.  It’s a lot like a drought and nothing knocks back chukars […]

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