If you’ve never pushed through thick brush chasing grouse and woodcock, this video really captures the experience. My friend Lisa Savard (with whom I went to middle school back in the day) guides a hunter, following her Brittanys, Dee, Jack, and Puyear.
The woods near Pittsburg, New Hampshirewhere Lisa’s Lopstick Lodge is locatedare unforgiving, as you’ll see. From thick brush to water hazards to running birds, this hunter has the odds stacked against him, but it’s still exciting to watch. Listen for the whistling of the woodcock.