The outdoors revitalize my being no matter the activity and even if only for a moment.
Being outdoors reminds me of what is most important; therefore, I long most days to be in the great outdoors.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winterizing the boat...

I finally was able to get the time to winterize the boat. I put a fuel stabilizer in the gas tank and ran it through the motor while I fogged the engine. I also checked the gear oil. I tarped it all off and stored it in a garage. Hopefully it fires right up for the first fishing trip in the spring. I was hoping to take the boat out one more time, but I just couldn't find the time when the weather was cooperating. Caleb still talks about going fishing, so I can't wait to take him again.

Ward Turkey Shoot...

My ward had a "Turkey Shoot" last Saturday. It was a competition of Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol shooting. A new guy in the ward named Mark and I were a team and we took second place. I got stuck in a shoot out playing "Annie Oakley" with the Elders Quorum President, he finally beat me. I think I shot over two boxes of shells playing "Annie Oakley"- it was really fun. I need to get Lori to go shooting with me some time. Our babysitter fell through so she volunteered to stay home, so I could go shooting. Such a nice wife :)

Sharp-Tailed Grouse

I got to go bird hunting one last time thanks to Chris, my boss. He let me a couple of guys take off from work a little early to go. We went to Clarkston on some land that the Bagley Brothers had hunted before. We had two dogs with us that helped out. The dogs were acting really birdie when we saw two sharp-tailed grouse get up and fly. In Utah the sharp-tailed grouse has its own special permit to hunt of which none of us had tags for. At the base of the mountain in an open field we kicked up about 30-40 more sharp-tailed grouse. We saw a couple of hen pheasants, but no roosters. We came across another covey of about 35 sharp-tailed grouse not too far from the truck. It was fun to get out and see some birds even though we didn't shoot anything.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Utah Pheasant Hunting

Opening day of pheasant hunting season in Utah... Finally, I am back to bird hunting. Obviously its a lot like hunting birds in Iowa, except you don't see as many out here. So when I saw this one, I shot it pretty quick. I went all day and it was the first rooster that got up and flew. Caleb thought the tail feathers were pretty cool. The season only goes until the 16th of Nov. so I am hoping to go a couple of more times before its over. It's great exercise!