This year's epic border to border Mearns quail hunt was a good one for sure. However, soon after arriving, we were getting some odd scraping sounds from the front-end while in four wheel drive. Enter the 8-day Challenger visit, and a new front differential. Despite being committed to hunting only easily accessible "bottom-feeder" hunts, the dogs did well, and it was good to have remembered my shooting mojo these combined netted my best harvest ever. The return trip got serious in Southern Idaho when the transfer-case suffered a catastrophic failure; detonating and starting a vehicle fire when the gear oil splashed onto the exhaust. Needless to say, having all that go down at 75mph was a whole level of excitement I'm okay without. The link will take you to a Google Photo album, which does a fine job of encapsulates the trip, and makes skimming over a large gallery easy. If you see something interesting, just click and take a closer look. Enjoy The GALLERY HERE.
I'm just a guy suffering with an infatuation with gundogs since childhood. Fourty some years later this is what you get.