Saturday was the opener for the upland game season in Montana. Traditionally hot and dry, temperatures often push into the eighties. Uncomfortable hunting conditions at best, for man and bird dog alike. This year it was pleasantly different. A front rolled through on Friday night. We awoke to a cool damp Saturday morning. It was even cooler in the mountains. Daytime temperatures struggled to get out of the forties. The clouds rolled in and out and eventually decided to stay. It spat rain. There was thunder and lightning followed by a spirited hailstorm. All in all a pleasant day.
|Maggie and the Misses|
|There's Moose Drool and ......|
|Emma retrieves a blue grouse|
|A dramatic end to a perfect day afield|