Well here in western Idaho the blues are where you find them mostly in the high pine ridges. The ruffs are usually in the creek bottoms and no dogs are really needed. Just drive along and watch for a spring then hop out and take a walk, most times you will jump a few right along the road. Both seem to like the road in the early morning and late afternoon .they come out to pick up gravel I think
Now chuker you better have you hiking boots on because they will out run you up hill with no problem. We always hunt down hill to a pick up point. I have to say chuker rank right up there with grouse on the eatin scale
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...