Saturday, September 29, 2007

Opening day of duck season!

Today was rainy, windy, and wet. Perfect for duck hunting!!! Clint made it home from Helena for the weekend, (he's off to Butte on Monday) and we were lucky enough to have Brock along!
We did pretty well for a morning and got about 11 birds all together, including one sharptail, some snipe, and some ducks! We had a great time, and Brock is quite the trooper!
Here are some photos from our day.
This first one is Clint, Brock and a sharptail that Clint shot.

Bones retrieving his very first duck!!!

Proudly bringing it back!!!

Brock, Clint, Bones, and Clint's mallard!

Me, Bones, and a wigeon I got!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Getting Sworn In

Clint is now a Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Game Warden. Here are the pictures from the ceremony!
The dinner was good, but we got rained out so we had to have it inside! It was really nice to meet everyone, and the group that Clint got hired on with seems like a really good bunch of guys/gals.

Here they are taking the oath.

Clint and his new badge!

Clint and his new Chief.

Friday, September 21, 2007

A new chapter!

Today is Clint's last day at the GFPD!!! I thought I'd post a picture of him in his uniform, cause I think he is a total stud!!!
As a game warden he is going to get to wear jeans to work every day! Must be rough!
It's been crazy around here, trying to wrap our minds around all the changes that are coming!!!

Clint and I head to Helena on Sunday for a Game Warden bar-b-que/meet & greet. Then he gets sworn in on Monday. (I'll post pictures when I get home)

Despite trying to go through boxes, we did make it out playing a little yesterday. Sadly, our days spent archery hunting aren't providing us with any pictures to post!!! But, bird hunting is always a lot of fun and we usually can get a few!

Yesterday, we covered some ground trying to find some upland birds for Rebel, but all we got was a tired dog!
So, as usual we went to the old standby... and shot a few more snipe!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Clint's going to be a Game Warden!!!

The newest news on the block is that Clint got the job!!! He is going to be a game warden. He starts "warden school" on September 24, and that is when he will be sworn in.

Wow, so many changes how is a person supposed to keep track.
I don't have any fun pictures to include, but I just thought I'd make sure everyone knew of the exciting news! We'll keep you updated on any developments!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The rumor's are true!!!

Yep, we did it! The rumor's are true! There's a bun in the oven!!!

For those of you who know the story, you will appreciate the fact that we have lovingly nicknamed it the "forklift". If you don't know the story, just ask Clint, he'd be happy to fill you in! But, Tanya's version is better!

Okay, joking aside... We couldn't be more thrilled. The baby is due March 25, so that makes us just under 3 months right now. The ultrasound pictures are kind of fun, but really it just looks like a blob!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sniping with Brock!

Today I got to take Brock on his first bird hunt. We went snipe hunting at a local hot spot, with Bones. (Tanya was working, somebody's gotta pay the bills) Both Bones and Brock are catching on very quick to the finer points of bird hunting. We found one sharptail (the larger bird) and 6 snipe. Bones is really showing his natural talent for only his second trip out! It was a great day and we can't wait for the next adventure!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Hunting Snipe with Bones!

It was an awesome opening day! We decided to hunt snipe cause we knew that we would get a lot of shooting and that's what we wanted for Bones first trip out! Unfortunately, Bones also just got the big snip, (he is now an it) so, we didn't want to overdo it. Rebel doesn't really care for snipe, so he stayed home. (we did make sure that there was nothing available for him to chew up while we were gone, cause he can be kind of vindictive!)
The shooting was great and in just a couple hours we were able to harvest 14 snipe! Bones did well and really got into it!
Here we are with one of "his" birds!
Most of the retrieves were in the tall marsh grass. This one was pretty easy for him since it landed in the dry grass.
All three of us and our birds!
Bones was badly in need of a bath!!!

I had to throw this picture in cause it makes me laugh. We have a kitty bed (don't ask why!!!) and Rebel insists that he fits! He tries to lay in it constantly and you can see how well it works out for him!