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Pacific TreeFrogs

  ~ The onset of the warmer spring rains have brought out one of our favorite little critters on the property and the namesake of our Cabins– the Pacific Tree Frog. The night is alive with sounds of these little … Continue reading

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Spring Clamming

~ Well it’s not quite spring yet around Port Townsend but there has been the occasional sun break and with the weather improving on our way into spring it’s motivated us out of the cabin and down to the local … Continue reading

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Snow Hunting on the Salt

Western Washington finally got its dose of winter weather this past week. Well over a foot of the white stuff fell here in Port Townsend and over 2 feet in surrounding areas. My buddies Doug and Sean from Saskatchewan were … Continue reading

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December Oldsquaw

The weather finally provided enough of a break for heading offshore to set a big oldsquaw rig on a few hundred birds we had spotted feeding the ledge this past few weeks. Birds were diving in 60-90 feet of water … Continue reading

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Winter Crab

There isn’t anything better this time of year than a crisp morning in the blind waiting on the sea ducks to fly… and all the while the crab pots soak and fill with delectable winter Dungeness Crab. After the hunts … Continue reading

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Red Sky in the Morning….

Our first significant storm of the season blew in today as the tail end of a whopper that hit Coastal Alaska dipped down into Salish Sea waters on its way out. The incoming storm made for a dramatic sunrise over … Continue reading

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The Goldeneye Ducks Are Here

Those beautiful black and white ducks from the North have arrived ! Barrow’s and American ( Common) Goldeneye ducks showed up in many of our hunting areas this week. Characterized by their distinctive flight noise both species of “whistlers” make … Continue reading

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Harlequin AKA “Blue Ducks”

Jewels of the Pacific Northwest, the harlequin duck is one of the most prized waterfowl species. A unique sea duck– the blue plumed harlequin combined with dramatic white stripes, spots and red flank feathers are a sight to behold. Wintering … Continue reading

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Halloween Robin

In between squalls this morning the boys spotted something peculiar as a migrating flock of robins pecked their way for bugs out on the house lawn. Mixed in with the other dozen or so birds was a truly “white” robin. … Continue reading

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Banded Surf!

A crisp Fall morning out on the saltwater with our first hunter today. Joe tagged out on a primo drake harlequin just after first light so we decided to pull the rig and move to hunt the openwater for scoters. … Continue reading

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