Top photo and video by AJ DeRosa in support of Ruffed Grouse Society
Wonderful results from a nice February 2019 Appalachia’s Ruffed Grouse hunt. We were blessed to harvest 4 King of the Gamebirds over two points by almost 12 month old Otto and 2 points from three year old Kona. Plus Kona pointed a turkey hidden in the bushes. I am blessed to have hunted with good friends Cort Grubb who has one of Skylar’s pups Ophelia from last years litter (Otto’s sister) and Justin Madron who harvested his first Ruffed Grouse over a point by my French Brittany’s. We have burned so much boot leather this season that I was so blessed to harvest two Ruffed Grouse in two days made me very happy. Many days in the Appalachian Mountains is more like hiking with a shotgun and man’s best friend.
A very well written blog by fellow James River chapter member Robb Moore on this seasons woodcock in Virginia. Robb’s blog is called: “A Man and His Birddog.”
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A 2018-2019 season in the books (American woodcock)
By way of after-report, Lincoln and I wrapped up our American…
December2018 - Youtube video shot by John Feasel @jfeaz, @wildliveao
First red phase Ruffed Grouse taken October 2017. Thank you Linda O. This will be the first bird I ever have mounted. 13 months later this is the memory that came back and hangs in my home office!
Often hunting is "just a walk in the woods with friends and good dogs." Labor Day weekend November 2017 in West Virginia with Josh Legg and Jenni his liver tri color French Brittany. Kona is the orange and white dog.
Veterans Day we paused at a cemetery for a WV veteran that gave his life for his country in WW1 in France.
Currently we have 7 French Brittany's.
Lola (Black and White female) 13 years old
TAN Antar (Orange and White roan male) French Import 13 years old
CH Jamari (black and white roan female) French Import
CH TAN Lord (orange and white male) French Import call name Kona
CH TAN GUN Lacie (orange and white female) call name Skylar
TAN Nova Sur le Delavan
Otto Von Guten Bois du Soliel
Bois du Soleil on Hunting Springs Farm is a small family run kennel who's primary mission is to enjoy our passion of upland bird hunting with bird dogs since 2003 with Epagnuel Bretons. This includes having the best dogs from some of the best French Bloodlines of Epagneul Bretons (French Brittany's). We have gone to France several times and are proud to consider Dominique & Pat as well as Virginie and Emelyne Pozo as family friends.
Hunting is about traditions and time with family and friends. Grouse Camp 2016