Tag Archives: hunting photos

Photos: An Early Day in the Duck Blind

Written by: Phoebe Bean

Jess proudly poses with her ducks.
Photos by Phoebe Bean

On Saturday, my recent good luck with Eastern duck hunting continued; Dave Perkins, Nancy Mackinnon, Charley Perkins, Jess (Dave and Nancy’s lab from Wildrose Kennels), and I trundled off in the pre-dawn darkness to set up decoys and. . .


Photos: A Western Shooter’s First Woodie

Written by: Phoebe Bean

The author’s first wood duck marked the end of a stretch of tough hunting.
Photo by Phoebe Bean

The first week of duck season in the East was, by my Western standards, slow. Early morning wake-ups, cold fingers, and drenched gear from the occasional rain storm had offered no reward. Over the weekend, however, my. . .


Photos: A Lunch Date with Some Woodcock in Vermont

Written by: Scott McEnaney, Orvis Eastern ELOG Director

Diesel (left) and Ghillie are all smiles after their first time out for woodcock this year.
Photos by Scott McEnaney

The dogs were looking at me with eager eyes on Monday morning. They watched me head to the field a couple of times over the weekend…but I wasn’t bringing them along. It was opening of archery season here in Vermont, and it wasn’t anything. . .


Photos: Orvis Hunter Safety Course Brings the Passion to the Office and Families

Written by: Reid Bryant

Orvis’s Simon Perkins explains gun safety to a young student.

As Wingshooting Services Manger here at Orvis, I am fortunate to spend the bulk of my time surrounded by folks whose passion for upland and waterfowl hunting rivals my own. To work alongside people who recognize the smell of. . .


Turkey Pool Update #5: The Vice Chairman’s on the Board!

Written by: Phil Monahan

Dave Perkins shot a nice bird, but he’ll have to do better to climb the leader board.
Photo by Dave Perkins

We’ve got two more birds to add to the 2014 Orvis Turkey Pool leader board. Vice Chairman Dave Perkins bagged an 18-pounder that sported a heck of a beard, at 9-3/4 inches. That facial hair landed Dave in. . .


A Tale of Two Girls, Two Turkeys, and a Cow

Written by: Nathan Diesel, Orvis Leawood

These beautiful twin girls were on the author’s mind while he was in the turkey woods.
All photos courtesy Nathan Diesel

Our twin daughters came early and, for me, spring turkey season came late. Don’t misunderstand. Having twin daughters trumps a good turkey hunt any day of the week, but I will admit that I was more than happy when my wife told me that. . .