Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bird Hunting

Saturday I tagged along with Cory Routh, his dad Larry and neighbor Austin Capps for a few hours of upland bird hunting at Blue Horizon Quail Preserve near Randleman, North Carolina. Ricky Nixon along with guide Chad Robbins manages about 200 acres of land set up and maintained for good quail hunting. It brought back memories of my Grandpa King, who absolutely loved to hunt birds. While shooting is a big part of the equation, it is most fascinating to watch a really good dog work. Ricky's English pointer Banjo is a master hunter and is the star of the show. He finds the birds, he points, and he retrieves every time. Ricky's wife also fixed one of the best stews I've had lately for lunch. For info on Blue Horizon, go to www.BlueHorizonQuailPreserve.com.

Preserve owner Ricky Nixon.

Guide Chad Robbins.

 (Photographs copyright 2012 by Dan Routh)


Cory Routh said...

Wow you have really captured the essence of that hunt. Thanks for coming!

Ken Morrow said...

The digital post production on these photos is superb, truly capturing the nostalgic and pastoral aspects of the sport of quail hunting. The pics themselves are excellent quail hunting shots. The end result is a story in pictures truly worth a thousand words. Excellent work!

Dan Routh Photography, Inc said...

Thanks guys. Appreciate the kind remarks.

Tom VanderHeiden said...

I really enjoyed reading and looking at this. Your use of texture and black & white capture the moment. I actually felt the day you guys must have had. Excellent!

Dan Routh Photography, Inc said...

Thanks Tom!